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New poems in I Sing the Salmon Home: Poems from Washington State an anthology by Empty Bowl

For this unique collection celebrating salmon, Washington State Poet Laureate and Lummi tribal member Rena Priest gathered poems from more than 150 Washington poets ranging from first graders to tribal elders, all inspired by the Northwest’s beloved, iconic salmon. A diverse chorus of voices, they join together in poems that praise salmon’s heroic journey, beauty, courage, and generosity and witness the threats salmon face from pollution, dams, and warming ocean. Empty Bowl, an independent press founded in 1976 in the Pacific Northwest as a cooperative letterpress publisher, has produced periodicals, literary anthologies, collections of poetry, books of Chinese translations, essays, and fiction.


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