Poet and editor Samuel Green grew up in Washington State. After a tour with the Coast Guard, Green was educated at Highline Community College and Western Washington University, where he earned a BA and an MA.
Green’s poetry engages the Pacific Northwest landscape with accessible, elemental observations of life’s small turns. The author of numerous collections of poetry, including Washington State Book Award winner The Grace of Necessity (2008) and Vertebrae: Poems 19781994 (1997), Green is the founding editor of Brooding Heron Press, which he runs with his wife, Sally.
Green was named the first Washington State poet laureate in 2007. In an interview for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, he stated, “I think poetry can be a voice for the voiceless.” Green is also the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Green has taught at Seattle University, and lives in a cabin he built with his wife on Washington State’s remote Waldron Island.