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State Poet Laureate to read at Clark library

The Washington State Poet Laureate Todd Marshall will perform a reading in the collaborative commons of Clark’s Cannell Library on April 26 from noon-1 p.m.

Marshall, who is also a professor at Gonzaga University, will read his works as well as works from a project called WA 129, a collection of poems created by Washington State residents. The WA 129 has “one poem for every year of statehood until 2018.”

Other events featuring Marshall include a reading at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics at 9:30 a.m. on April 27 and again at 4 p.m. at the Vancouver Community Library.

Marshall has been the poet laureate since 2016 and will be until 2018. The purpose of having a state poet laureate is to foster awareness and appreciation of poetry through workshops, readings and other presentations statewide.

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