Washington State's Poet Laureate

Washington State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall

Whitman County residents are in for a special treat as Washington State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall visits the Endicott Library on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Tod will be visiting the Endicott School during the day visiting with students and will give a public presentation at the Endicott Library at 7 p.m. Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve through 2018, Marshall is visiting schools, libraries and other venues across the state helping raise awareness and appreciation for poetry.

Among Marshall’s many accomplishments are 3 published collections of poetry including “Bugle,” which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. Marshall’s work has been widely read in many journals, including The American Poetry Review and The Iowa Review.

Marshall serves as an Endowed Professor of Humanities at Gonzaga University where he directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers’ series. In his free time, Marshall enjoys backpacking and fishing and spends about a month of every year in a tent.

Washington’s Poet Laureate is sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission. You can learn more about the program and Tod Marshall by visiting www.wapoetlaureate.org or www.todmarshall.com.

For more information about Tod Marshall’s appearances, contact Tia Langston at (509) 657-3429 or Beverly Pearce at (509) 878-1513.


For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.