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Washington State Poets Laureate

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Former  Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen returns to the WICA stage with a special guest, our current Poet Laureate Tod Marshall.

Photo credit: Amy Sinisterra

Photo credit: Amy Sinisterra

Tod Marshall earned an MFA degree from Eastern Washington University and a PhD from the University of Kansas. His first collection of poetry, Dare Say, was the 2002 winner of the University of Georgia’s Contemporary Poetry Series. His second collection, The Tangled Line, was published by Canarium Press in 2009, and was a finalist for the Washington Book Award. Marshall has also published a collection of his interviews with contemporary poets, Range of the Possible (EWU Press, 2002), which was named to the New York City Public Library Poetry Book List for 2003, and an accompanying anthology of the interviewed poets’ work, Range of Voices (2005). In 2005, he was awarded a Washington Artists Trust Fellowship. His third collection of poetry, Bugle, was published in December of 2014 from Canarium, and won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. His is also the recipient of the 2015 Humanities Washington Award for Scholarship and Service. He lives in Spokane, Washington, and teaches at Gonzaga University where he is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor Chair of the Humanities.

The evening will include poet interviews and readings in celebration of National Poetry Month. On Saturday, Elizabeth will offer a two-hour poetry workshop in Zech Hall, limited to 20 students.

All Seats $15
Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before the event

"Poetry for All" workshop with former Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen on Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and for registration information.


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