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Former Hugo House Writer-in-Residence Named Seattle’s Next Civic Poet

Posted Tue, 8/01/2017 - 8:25am by  |  Category: ,

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Seattle, meet your next Civic Poet: Anastacia-Reneé Tolbert!

Anastacia-Reneé served as Hugo House’s 2016-2017 poetry writer-in-residence and is a frequent instructor.

As the two-year Civic Poet, Anastacia-Reneé will serve “as a cultural ambassador for Seattle’s rich, multi-hued landscape… In addition to five annual performances, the Civic Poet will also complete hands-on work with communities to engage constituents city-wide.”

“When poetry takes center stage, tension-filled spaces become safe literary hubs where community members can gather to share and celebrate the plethora of local, historical, and contemporary voices,” says Anastacia-Reneé.

“I’m excited to forge creative new literary paths that lay beyond the standard expectations of poetry.”

Read the full press release from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.