New Washington state poet laureate aims to celebrate poetry in Indigenous communities

Washington state’s new poet laureate Rena Priest CQ is photographed in Bellingham, Wash. Monday, April 12, 2021. 216851

The first Indigenous poet laureate of Washington state, Rena Priest looks forward to bringing the art and joy of poetry to all. She’s especially interested in celebrating the poetry of Native tribes and in uniting poetry and nature.

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