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IN PERSON: Earth Day Orcas 2023 featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Event Description

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Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for an afternoon reading of poetry, including works from the newly published salmon poetry anthology, I Sing the Salmon Home. Joined by Orcas poet Jill McCabe Johnson, the poetry reading evokes the mysteries of the natural world and the complexities of our human presence.

Hosted by the San Juan Islands Makers Guild

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 22, 2023
    3:00 pm
  • Where
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    218-242 Main St Eastsound, WA 98245 United States
  • Host
  • San Juan Islands Makers Guild

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