SPOKANE, Wash. – Join Gonzaga University poet and English Professor Tod Marshall for his first public reading as the new Washington State Poet Laureate for 2016-2018 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. Other area poets, including Nance Van Winckel and Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read, will join Marshall at the event, which is free and open to the public.
Marshall, winner of the 2015 Washington State Book Award, was appointed poet laureate by Gov. Jay Inslee. Marshall is the author of three poetry collections: “Dare Say” (2002), “The Tangled Line” (2009), and “Bugle” (2014), the latter of which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015.
Marshall is also the recipient of the 2015 Humanities Washington Award for Scholarship and Service. In addition to teaching at Gonzaga, he serves as the University’s Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor Chair of the Humanities.
The Washington State Poet Laureate is a joint program of Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA. The event is co-sponsored by Gonzaga.