Poet Laureate Rena Priest read at Lincoln Saturday


September 7, 2022

“When you are poeting, you are making the world, creating the universe out of nothing,” Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest said last Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre.

That’s because the word poet comes from the Greek word poesis or “maker,” she explained.

During the 90-minute reading and workshop, Priest introduced herself and her work to an audience of about 50. Several La Conner-area residents were among those listening as she shared stories from her own life, wisdom from other poets and her own work.

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