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Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith launching podcast-radio show

The country’s poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called “The Slowdown.”


Pulitzer winner Tracy K. Smith named the 22nd poet laureate

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. …


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With release of ‘WA129,’ Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall celebrates the state of poetry

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 …


Mermann-Jozwiak,Ewing: NEH, NEA cuts would cripple Spokane’s culture, economy

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.


Tod’s time: Marshall relishes next role as Washington’s poet laureate

After a year filled with awards and accolades, 2016 kicks off with Marshall being named Washington’s new poet laureate


Gonzaga professor Tod Marshall named Washington’s poet laureate

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 …


Spokane’s first poet laureate ready to pass the baton

Thom Caraway is completing his term as Spokane’s first poet laureate.


Thom Caraway, Spokane’s first poet laureate, tells it like he sees it

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 …


Spotlight: Hunt is on for new state poet laureate

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.


Poetry in motion

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 …