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2017 Poetry Feedback Session

Don’t miss this exciting new opportunity for professional feedback on your poetry!

Washington State Poet Laureate and creative writing instructor, Tod Marshall, will host a poetry critique at this year’s conference. Tod will accept submission of conference attendee poems and select four or five to discuss during a Saturday afternoon breakout session. While the session won’t allow time for discussion of all submissions, Tod has graciously offered to provide written notes on all submitted poems. Attendance at the critique session is not limited to submitting poets, and anyone interested in poetry is encouraged to attend and listen in.

Submissions will be limited, so get your work in as soon as possible.

How to submit a poem:

Please send one or two poems either as an attached MS Word friendly file or pasted into the body of an email to: info@writeontheriver.org with the subject line clearly labeled: SUBMISSION: Poetry Workshop.

Our guest critiquer:

Tod Marshall was born in Buffalo, NY.  His first collection of poetry, Dare Say, was the 2002 winner of the University of Georgia’s Contemporary Poetry Series. He has also published a collection of his interviews with contemporary poets, Range of the Possible (EWU Press, 2002), and an accompanying anthology of the interviewed poets’ work, Range of Voices (2005).  These volumes include interviews with and poems by Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, Robert Wrigley, Brenda Hillman, Dorianne Laux, Kim Addonizio, Ed Hirsch, Dave Smith, and others. In 2005, he was awarded a Washington Artists Trust Fellowship. His second collection of poetry, The Tangled Line (Canarium Books, 2009) was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.  His most recent collection, Bugle, was published by Canarium in 2014 and was the 2015 winner of the Washington State Book Award.  In 2015, he was awarded the Humanities Washington Award for creativity and service.  He lives in Spokane, Washington, and teaches creative writing and literature at Gonzaga University where he is the Richard and Ann Powers Endowed Chair in the Humanities.  From 2016-18, he is serving as the Washington State Poet Laureate.