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Samuel Green

Samuel Green served as the inaugural poet laureate of Washington. His newest collection of poems, All That Might Be Done, is due from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2014. He received an NEA Fellowship in poetry and a fellowship in literature from the Artist Trust of Washington. He is co-publisher of Brooding Heron Press on Waldron Island, Washington.



Spring 2013 | Poetry

I’m nearly eighteen, between ships, moping 
on the mess deck of Coast Guard Base 
Seattle. It’s Saturday night & I’m broke