"Douzch" "Merte" by Chris Cook
Chris Cook is Spokane's current Poet Laureate. His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. He plays trumpet in the Spokane Symphony and is the former Washington State Yo-Yo Champion.