C.J. Prince arrived in the Northwest, escorted by two dragons and one hundred and eight boxes of poems and a few lagging computers. You will find her under a maple tree, or lingering on the shore, always catching words. Author of Mother, May I, a poetry book, two chapbooks, Twenty Four Houses and Fox, and a novel, Canvas Angels, included in Catching My Breath. Prince received the Distinguished Poet Award from Writers International Network Canada.
Throughout the year, we organize events designed to foster a community of like-minded people centered around organic, open-form poetry, and an ecological philosophy that emphasizes a connection to our bioregion, its history and the indigenous people that lived here long, long before colonization. We aim to expose our supporters to ideas about art as an art-of-living practice, inspired by the spiritual practice of understanding the bioregion surrounding us: soil, air, water, flora, fauna, and weather. In 2023, we hosted a successful Poetry Postcard Fest and the 7th Cascadia Poetry Festival, along with launching Watershed Press and publishing our anthology Cascadian Zen Vol. I. This is all thanks to donations from people like you!