News from Our New Poet Laureate - Featuring Washington Poets
|Artist Credit: Barbara Churchley|
Less than two weeks after Kathleen Flenniken's appointment as Poet Laureate of Washington State she is already making a positive difference! For the first time ever, Washington State poets have a virtual home where they can find out about all things poetry including literary events, journals, publishers, and the work of other poets. And who knew we had so many wonderful poets?
Check out the banner at the top of the page. I think there should be a prize for the person who can name all of these poets. There's several I can't identify -- such as the man to my left and the woman in the top righthand corner. Any ideas? What's amazing to me is how many really great poets are not on this banner, that our state has such a wealth of poetry.
Today at The Far Field - The Washington State Poet Laureate Presents my poem "Polishing Brass" is featured along with a gorgeous image of the original photograph of the same title by Myra Albert Wiggins (1869-1956).
And for non-Washingtonians, The Far Field is a poem by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) which begins, "I dream of journeys repeatedly."