Rebecca Meredith - Emeritus Poet Laureate
Rebecca Meredith was the first Redmond Poet Laureate, a position established to promote the literary arts through workshops, public readings and special events throughout the city.
She led a Found Poetry Contest
and a group of poets to create 10x10,
a centennial anthology of poetry inspired by historic images.
The Seattle Times article about Rebecca and Redmond's Poet Laureate program.
Rebecca is a poet, writer, and psychotherapist, as well as a Redmond Association Spoken (RASP)
cofounder. She has performed at the Burning Word Poetry Festival, the Seattle Moon Viewing Festival, and on KUOW's The Beat. Her chapbook Intergenerational Delta Blues was published by Pudding House Press. She was a fellow of the Jack Straw Writers' Program and an alumna of Hedgebrook Women Writers' Colony.
Rebecca Meredith Poetry
A Mostly True Story about the Moon
Found Poetry Contest
As part of the 2011 Poet Laureate program, the City of Redmond sponsored a Found Poetry Contest during the month of July challenging poets of all ages to think outside the box and create poetry in an untraditional way. Participants in the contest were asked to create poems by cutting and pasting together words from already existing written materials such as newspaper and magazines. The creativity was abundant and in the end four winners were selected. Each winner received a special prize and the honor of having their poem published in the Redmond Reporter. View the winners from Redmond's Found Poetry Contest