4/26: WA State Poet Laureate to visit Clark College

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Tod Marshall, the Washington State Poet Laureate 2016-2018 will visit Clark College during his Southwest Washington Tour at the end of April. Don't miss his poetry reading in Cannell Library from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on April 26th.

About Tod Marshall

The current Washington State poet laureate is Tod Marshall, who assumed the role February 1, 2016.

Marshall, a poet and professor at Gonzaga University, is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. He is also the author of two previous collections, Dare Say (2002) and The Tangled Line (2009), and a collection of interviews with contemporary poets, Range of the Possible (2002). Read Marshall’s blog at wapoetlaureate.org. He succeeds poets Elizabeth Austen (2014-2016), Kathleen Flenniken (2012–2014), and Sam Green (2007–2009). Learn more about past laureates here.

About the WA Poet Laureate program

The Washington State Poet Laureate serves to build awareness and appreciation of poetry — including the state’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in geographically diverse areas of the state. The appointed poet laureate serves a two-year term.

In April 2007, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that recognized the value of poetry to the culture and heritage of the state by establishing the Washington State Poet Laureate. The poet laureate is sponsored by Humanities Washington and ArtsWA, with the support of Gov. Jay Inslee. The position is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities Washington.

About WA 129

WA 129 is a collection of poems by poets from around Washington State. The anthology, published by Sage Hill Press, includes amateur poets alongside acclaimed writers like Sherman Alexie and Tom Robbins. Over two thousand poems were submitted for the project, and the selected poems selected will be shared through two mediums: a printed anthology (with one poem for every year of Washington statehood, hence “129”) and online (utilizing e-book and recording technologies). The book will be launched on April 13th at a launch party at the state capitol in Olympia; the digital collection of poems will begin in late April or early May.  Check back here for more details.

From -- https://wapoetlaureate.org/book-lists/

Clark College Events

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12 – 1pm
Cannell Library

Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services (DSS) Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP) or visit room PUB 013.

Other Events

Poet Laureate Tod Marshall
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7 – 8pm
Washougal High School
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4 – 6pm
Vancouver Community Library