Stories tagged: poet laureate
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
The country’s poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called “The Slowdown.”
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3 p.m.
Tracy K. Smith grew up in a house lined with books, an eclectic library that included dime-store mysteries, 19th-century novels, science fiction paperbacks, Shakespeare’s sonnets and Reader’s Digest Abridged Classics. …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
In Olympia on Thursday, Marshall will gather with the Bushwick Book Club band, various state officials, and as many of the 129 poets who want to attend to officially launch …
Sat., March 18, 2017
The NEA and NEH, while based in Washington, D.C., are present in and a very vital part of the local cultural and educational ecosystem in Washington state.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.
After a year filled with awards and accolades, 2016 kicks off with Marshall being named Washington’s new poet laureate
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Tod Marshall, a Spokane poet and professor at Gonzaga University, has been named Washington’s state poet laureate by Gov. Jay Inslee. His two-year term kicks off on Feb. 1. He …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 6 p.m.
Thom Caraway is completing his term as Spokane’s first poet laureate.
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Thom Caraway thrives in a place many Spokanites would avoid: the dilapidated streets of the West Central neighborhood. He’s drawn to the crime, the drug problems, the failing 150-year-old houses …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
The word has come that Spokane has its first poet laureate, Thom Caraway. Now the hunt is on to fill the role on the statewide level.
Sat., June 14, 2008
There’s nothing special about, say, an old man folding a handkerchief. Unless, of course, you’re a poet. And such a poet is Sam Green, Washington state’s poet laureate. The first …