Reading Habits: Erin Belieu

The poet and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist on reading “The Brothers Karamozov” in one night, her love of “Middlemarch,” and how she can’t seem to return a library book.

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“I Would Drink Deeper”

  • September 30, 2016
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  • Editorial
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  • By Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate

Yes, words can provide comfort, says the Washington State Poet Laureate. But immense power lies in how they point us to uncertainty—“a space within us being made ready for the stars.”

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Tod Marshall

If the Washington State Poet Laureate is ever banished to a desert island, you’ll find him re-enacting Whitman poems in the surf.

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