2011 Washington Senior Poet Laureate
Frieda Risvold, 81, of Seattle, is returning Washington Senior
Poet Laureate. A retired bookkeeper and office clerk who has
specializes in short verse, she is inventor of a poetic form known
as the Atom. Frieda is a cat lover, genealogical researcher, and
writer searching for her roots. She says “I grow things—like a
family tree, I’m a gardener.” Her sun sign is Scorpio.