“It’s good to laugh, it’s good to laugh at ourselves and what we take as gospel or what we take as truth, because it happens so much and so often.”
A poem by Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate.
An interview with Rena Priest, new Washington State Poet Laureate, about the meaning of home and the music of language.
The American Book Award-winning poet and member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation is the first Indigenous poet to assume the role.
A poem by Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate.
We asked a wide range of Washington writers how language, storytelling, literature, philosophy, and poetry can help us during troubled times. Here’s what they said.
After the death of her husband, poet Judith Adams found solace in her work and the poems of others. She explores why simple words on a page can help us grieve.
“Washington Poetic Routes” from state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna overlays our roads and highways with poetry.
A poem by Maya Jewell Zeller.
This Thursday, carry with you a solid, tangible reminder of “the power and beauty of language.”