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.
Tod Marshall does not lead a life of poetic contemplation—he races across the state in a blur of readings and workshops. For the end of National Poetry Month, here’s a sample of what he’s learned.
If the Washington State Poet Laureate is ever banished to a desert island, you’ll find him re-enacting Whitman poems in the surf.
Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall wants you to submit poetry for a new anthology featuring Washington voices. And so does Governor Jay Inslee.
The new Washington State Poet Laureate on why poetry matters, the insidiousness of the “Hidden Deep Meaning,” and why Spokane is a writers’ town.
“Sometimes, we can pick our routes / We can choose to say connect and mean closer together.”
The Washington State Book Award winner is the first Eastern Washington resident to hold the position.
This weekend is your last chance to register for the literary celebration where Spokane authors read original short stories.
Philanthropist Ellen Ferguson and poet Tod Marshall will be recognized for outstanding achievement in the public humanities at our Bedtime Stories fundraising events in October.