Laura Da’

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Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington, 2022–2024

Laura Da’ studied at the University of Washington and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Da’ is the author of Instruments of the True Measure (University of Arizona Press, 2018), winner of the Washington State Book Award, and Tributaries (University of Arizona Press, 2015), which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. 

Da’ is the recipient of fellowships from Hugo House and the Jack Straw Writers Program. In 2022, she was appointed poet laureate of Redmond, Washington.

Da’, who is Eastern Shawnee, lives near Renton, Washington. In 2023, Da' received an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship