Last year I attended a Hike & Write hosted by the Washington State poet laureate, Elizabeth Austen. Since I met her and was added to her mailing list, I was notified of this fun and inspiring event…The Passing of the Laurel. She is done with her two year term, so the amazing Hugo House hosted a party and poetry reading where she literally, or should I say literately, passed a sprig of laurel leaves to Tod Marshall, who will take up the baton and lead us through the next two years. There were several poets who read in a wide variety of rich, wistful, cutting and hilarious styles.
I also felt privileged to get a chance to capture a few last moments at this literary Mecca before it’s forever changed. In a couple months Hugo House will relocate temporarily while this old building is demolished and a new one is built in its place. They will then occupy a space in the, undoubtedly, very different but still welcome literary artist’s space.
This year I’m naming each day in hopes to remember each has a unique beauty. Today is: Poetic