Cascadia Poetry Festival-Anacortes 2019: A Tribute to Sam Hamill

March 28, 2018

The Cascadia Poetry Festival returns May 9-12, 2019, in Anacortes, Washington! All events except workshops will happen at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street in Anacortes. In addition to a tribute to Sam Hamill, there will be the launch of two anthologies, one a festschrift for Sam and one, a bilingual poetry anthology in Spanish and English, Make It True meets Medusario. Among the confirmed poets scheduled poets are José Kozer (winner of the 2013 Neruda Award from the Chilean government), Shin Yu Pai, Washington Poet Laureate Claudia Castro LunaStephen CollisWilliam O’Daly, Tim McNulty, Stephen Kuusisto and others to be announced. Gold passes, admission to all events except master workshops, will be $25 and are on sale now:


Cascadia Poetry Festival Anacortes 2019 Poster


  1. Peter Ludwin

    Hello Paul,

    I am interested in being a reader/workshop leader at Cascadia in Anacortes, particularly given that an old friend is reading there. William O’Daly and I have co-featured at readings in Sacramento and Davis, California, and appeared in radio interviews in Los Angeles. Additionally, my last book, Gone to Gold Mountain, which is very much centered on a social justice theme involving 19th century Chinese immigrant labor, was nominated for both a Washington State Book Award and an American Book Award. During the past year I’ve given two very successful persona poem workshops in Kirkland and Tacoma, and would be willing to do the same at Cascadia in addition to a reading.

    If you need more information from me, please let me know.

    Peter Ludwin

  2. Carole Slesnick

    I see we haven’t missed it and will try to attend. Definitely.

  3. Jerry Gold, Black Heron Press

    Paul, is there a book fair associated with this event? If so, we would like to be part of it.


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