Goddard MFAW-WA alum Susan Lynch was named Poet Laureate of Vashon Island, WA.

In 2014, after receiving her MFA from Goddard, Lynch moved to Vashon Island. Before attending Goddard she received her BA in English from Reed College and spent time at Oxford University. All of her higher education happened when she was in her mid-50s.

Read more about Poet Laureate Susan Lynch, as well as one of her poems, here.