Rena Priest

Nature lovers and poetry enthusiasts have a couple of chances to meet a local treasure, Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. Priest will be speaking about her latest book, “Northwest Know-How: Beaches” from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 at …

In her poem “Daffodils,” Bellingham resident Rena Priest tackles heady topics such as genocide, oppression and the complexity of being an Indigenous poet who is expected to write about Indigenous subject matter. In the same work, the first Native American to be appointed as Washington State Poet…

On the first day of National Poetry Month, Washington state’s new poet laureate has been announced: Bellingham resident Rena Priest, whose debut poetry collection “Patriarchy Blues” won an American Book Award in 2018.

Priest, a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, is the first…

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