Congratulations to Arianne True, 2023-2025 Washington State Poet Laureate!

Sara Peté/ April 26, 2023/ Uncategorized

Congratulations to Arianne True 2023-2025 Washington State Poet Laureate!
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In conjunction with National Poetry Month, Governor Jay Inslee has appointed poet Arianne True as the next Washington State Poet Laureate.

A member of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, True has dedicated years to teaching and mentoring young poets around the Salish Sea. Arianne has received fellowships from Jack Straw Cultural Arts, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She is an alum of Hedgebrook and the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and was recently the Seattle Repertory Theater’s first Native Artist-in-Residence.
Full press release here.

Passing of the Laurel
Washington State History Museum and online

May 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join ArtsWA, Humanities Washington, and The Washington Center for the Book for a celebration of Arianne’s appointment, and a farewell to Rena Priest as laureate. The event will happen in-person and be also livestreamed.

Register to attend in-person here.
Register to attend online here.

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