Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Washington's First Poet Laureate

Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced that she has named Samuel Green as the Washington State Poet Laureate, a position established by the Legislature this year to build awareness and appreciation of poetry across the state, a news release said.

Green, who lives on Waldron Island, is a native of Washington.

He has served as editor of a small press focusing on the work of Washington poets for more than 30 years.

Yay, Sam!

Read more about Sam's life and work here.


Premium T. said...

A fine choice!

Justin Evans said...

My friend, Dave Lee, often talks about his time reading his poetry on Waldron Island. It's one of his favorite places.

Justin Evans said...

I just realized that Dave had Sam out to SUU for a semester, and he actually took the time to look at a few of my poems, even though I wasn't in one of his classes. Weird.

Yes, a great choice!

Anonymous said...

An excellent choice. This is an exciting time for poets and poetry in Washington State. I can hardly wait for Sam to begin!