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.”
After leading poetry workshops for inmates at two maximum security prisons, Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen briefly reflects.
The Washington State Poet Laureate has poetry for breakfast.
Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen recently finished a 12-day road trip. She plans on travelling to all 39 counties in the state as part of her two-year tenure.
Join Humanities Washington for On Different Tracks: Race, Class and Education in Columbia City May 28. Also check out our Speakers Bureau presentations around the state.
Join Humanities Washington for our next Think & Drink in Seattle Wednesday (May 21). Also upcoming: Speakers Bureau presentations and Traveling Exhibit events all around the state.