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Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest reads at Lincoln


August 31, 2022

Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest reads her poetry Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre. A generative poetry workshop with audience participation follows.

Salmon, and its cultural impact on the peoples of the Salish region, will be the theme, as salmon are sacred to her tribe, the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation.

Her debut collection, “Patriarchy Blues,” received an American Book Award. Her most recent book “Northwest Know-How: Beaches,” includes poems, legends and descriptions of beaches in Washington and Oregon.

Priest is the Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguishe...

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