Washington State’s first Poet Laureate, Samuel Green, comes to our valley this October, bringing poetry into regional schools, evening adult workshops and a performance at the Merc Playhouse on Friday, October 25.
Samuel Green was born in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, and raised in Anacortes. A 30-year veteran of the Poetry-in-the-Schools program, he has taught in hundreds of classrooms, as well as at Southern Utah University and Western Wyoming Community College. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Northwest Writer at Seattle University.
His ten collections of poems include Vertebrae: Poems 1972-1996 (EWU Press, 1994) and The Grace of Necessity (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2008). He lives with his wife, Sally, with whom he is co-editor of the award-winning Brooding Heron Press. In December, 2007, he was named by Governor Christine Gregoire to a two-year term as the Inaugural Poet Laureate for the State of Washington. In January of 2009, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and was a member of the NEA’s poetry panel for the 2011 fellowships.
DATE: Performance – FRI, OCT 25. Poetry Workshops – WED & THURS, 5:30pm at the Jessica Dietz-ARTscapes Studio, 213 Glover St. in Twisp. Please RSVP. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, firstname.lastname@example.org. LOCATION: Merc Playhouse, Glover Street, Twisp, WA.