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New student poet laureates

 

February 10, 2021



The Skagit River Poetry Foundation has three winners of its 2020-21 Student Poet Laureate contest from schools around the Skagit Valley: Olivia Elias, Lucy Shainin and Octavia Prosser represent Sedro-Woolley High School, Anacortes High School and Oak Harbor High School. The program aims to help train, support, mentor and encourage our young poets, and facilitate bringing poetry into their communities.

Prosser, a senior, grew up with her father driving them to school in an old truck with no radio, forcing his children to, not only learn lines, but think about what the poet was saying, and h...



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