2012 is Redmond’s Centennial year and to celebrate, Redmond Poet Laureate Emeritus Rebecca Meredith
worked with local poets
to create the Redmond Centennial Poetry Anthology
. Each poem in the collection was inspired by historical photos of Redmond.
“It is our hope that the Poetry Anthology captures and expresses the spirit of Redmond as we move forward into the next 100 year.” - Rebecca Meredith, Redmond Poet Laureate.
Poet Laureate Emeritus Rebecca Meredith
Rebecca was Redmond’s first Poet Laureate. A poet, writer, psychotherapist, and cofounder of Redmond Association Spoken (RASP), Rebecca has performed at the Burning Word Poetry Festival, the Seattle Moon Viewing Festival, and on KUOW's The Beat. Her novel The Last of the Pascagoula was recently published by La Sirene Press. She is a fellow of the Jack Straw Writers' Program and an alumna of Hedgebrook Women Writers' Colony.
The City of Redmond and Rebecca Meredith would like to extend a special thanks to the Redmond Historical Society for working with us to select and acquire the historical photos for the Anthology. Additional thanks to the Redmond Public Library, Friends of the Redmond Library, Laura Lee Bennett and RASP, Michael Dylan Welch, Eastside Heritage Center, Katherine Forgue Barker and the Brad Best Photo Collection.