Washington's poet laureate grapples with his art in a time of political upheaval
Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall has just completed the first half of his two-year term. KUOW's Elizabeth Austen (Marshall's predecessor in the role) checks in with him about what it's like to travel the state talking poetry in a time of political upheaval.
Marshall reads a brand-new, as-yet-untitled poem that wrestles with, among other things, a persistent double-standard of accountability.
The poet laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission.