Tod Marshall, Washington state poet laureate 
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Tod Marshall, Washington state poet laureate
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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.