The On Being Project

Tod Marshall
Tod Marshall

is the Washington State Poet Laureate (2016-2018) and a professor at Gonzaga University. He is the author most recently of Bugle, which won the Washington State Book Award, and two previous collections, Dare Say and The Tangled Line.

The Cultivation of Uncertainty

In a season of shrill political rhetoric, Washington’s poet laureate travels the open road, finding potentiality in the vast landscapes and the communities of his glorious state. Through the arts, he says, we can cultivate a space for the inner life that’s at the heart of mystery — and not knowing.

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The Cultivation of Uncertainty