Thurs. 7 pm April 12 - Join us to hear from Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall about the WA129 project of the Washington State Poet Laureate Program, funded by Humanities Washington and The Washington State Arts Commission.
WA129 represents works by award-winning writers and poets finding print for the first time. It is a testament to our state’s bountiful creativity and the ways that Washington’s poets transform inspiration into memorable language.
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 serves as the Washington State Poet Laureate.
His work has been published in many journals, including Narrative, The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Boulevard, The Colorado Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Columbia Poetry Review, Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, Volt, Interim, The Canary, Willow Springs, Cutbank, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.