Mark your calendars! Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall will lead a FREE workshop at BookTree (4:30 to 6:00 p.m.) and then be a featured reader (co-feature is Raul Sanchez) in our 3rd Saturday Poetry Is Everything workshop/poetry Reading and Open Mic (6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
Workshop Title: "Three Notes on a Silver Flute: Making Metaphors.”
Poetry Reading and Open Mic 6:15-8:00 p.m. features Tod Marshall and Raul Sanchez
Raúl Sanchez’s inaugural collection “All Our Brown-Skinned Angels” was nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. He was a 2014 Jack Straw Fellow, mentor and judge for the 2014 Poetry on Buses, a TEDx participant in Yakima WA. Recent publications; The 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar, “Poetry of Resistance Voices for Social Justice” ,“Shake The Tree” Volume Two and the anthology “Poets Unite” Litfuse at 10” and his poem Encarnada/Incarnated will be published for the second time in the 2018 Texas Poetry Calendar.
Tod Marshall was born in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He studied English and philosophy at Siena Heights University, earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and graduated with his PhD from The University of Kansas. He directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University where he is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Endowed Professor in the Humanities. He enjoys backpacking and fishing and spends about a month of every year in a tent. From 2016-2018, he will serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate. He is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. He succeeds poets Elizabeth Austen (2014-2016), Kathleen Flenniken (2012–2014), and Sam Green (2007–2009) as Wa. State Poet Laureate.