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IN PERSON: I Sing the Salmon Home Book Launch featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Event Description

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest to celebrate the launch of a new collection of poetry celebrating the salmon of the Pacific Northwest, I Sing the Salmon Home. For this unique collection celebrating salmon, Washington State Poet Laureate and Lummi tribal member Rena Priest gathered poems from more than 150 Washington poets ranging from first graders to tribal elders, all inspired by the Northwest’s beloved, iconic salmon. A diverse chorus of voices, they join together in poems that praise salmon’s heroic journey, beauty, courage, and generosity and witness the threats salmon face from pollution, dams and warming oceans.

Rena Priest is the current Washington State Poet Laureate. A member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, she is the author of Patriarchy Blues, which was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and the recent Sublime Subliminal.

The Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and The Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee. See the full website of the Poet Laureate here.

Poet Laureate events are produced by the hosting organization.

  • When
  • April 8, 2023
    2:00 pm
  • Where
  • Seattle Public Library
    1000 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104 United States
  • Attend In-Person
  • In-person registration for this event is closed.
  • Host
  • Empty Bowl Press

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