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.”
An interview with Claudia Castro Luna, new Washington State Poet Laureate, on war, words, and the puzzle of place.
A poem by new Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna.
New poetry by Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall.
The Salvadoran-born, former Seattle Civic Poet is the first person of color to assume the role. She’ll succeed Tod Marshall, whose term ends January 31.
A poem by Spokane’s first poet laureate, Thom Caraway.