From the Spokane Arts Fund:
Dr. Thom Caraway has been named Spokane’s first Poet Laureate. An award-winning poet and long-time resident of Spokane, Caraway will enthusiastically serve both communities in this important new role. He will join the Arts Commission in promoting and supporting Spokane’s vibrant literary community and expressing the spirit of the city with the world outside of Eastern Washington.
Dr. Caraway earned his PhD in English from the University of North Dakota, and an MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English, both from Eastern Washington University. He is a senior lecturer in Whitworth University’s English department. He calls Spokane’s West Central neighborhood home.