We’ve known how great Tod Marshall’s anthology of Washington state poets is, but it’s nice for others to notice as well!
“From time to time a book comes along that deserves recognition but defies categorization. In order to recognize the merit of such books, the Washington Center for the Book created a special award for this year’s ceremony: “Washington Voices.” The first book we selected to honor with this award is Washington 129, a collection of poems by Washington poets selected by Tod Marshall. Gathered while Marshall served as Washington State Poet Laureate, a program sponsored by Arts WA and Humanities Washington, and containing a diverse gathering of poets’ works, WA 129 (published by Sage Hill Press) is an important contribution to the literary landscape of our state. The Washington Voices Award honors the importance of this collection and all of the poets’ works included in the book.”