Cascadia Poetry Festival 8 Banner Nov 1-3

November 1 – 3, 2024

Cascadia Poetics LAB Founders Circle Members
will be given the first opportunity to purchase an all-access Gold Pass

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Cascadia Poetry Festival 8 is the official launch and celebration of Cascadian Zen Volume II: Bioregional Writings on Cascadia Here & Now.

Cascadia Poetry Festival 8 2024 Gold Pass

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The Cascadia Poetry Festival 8 Deluxe Gold Pass includes one Gold Pass, Cascadian Zen Volume II, and the event poster.

Cascadia Poetry Festival 8 Deluxe Gold Pass includes Gold Pass, Cascadian Zen Volume II, and an Event Poster

“The Cascadia Poetry Festival is absolutely unique, offering both attention to local conditions (both social and geographical / ecological), and to general matters of aesthetics (what poetry is up to right now–what matters to poets, and how are they responding to what matters). I know of few communities like this in the world – the other I am familiar with is in the UK: open, focused, exploratory, welcoming, democratic and engaged to its very core. The Cascadia Poetry Festival is a vital necessity.”

– Stephen Collis

“I’ve been to many poetry festivals over the years, and the Cascadia Festival is one of the best at combining literary energy with explorations of environmental, political, historical, and sociological pursuits with a general celebration of poetry. The invited poets offered a wonderful representation of the diversity of our bioregion—as did the poetics of the works shared. There were youth events, Veteran events, “living room readings” (that featured festival poets and anyone from the community could share work in). The WA historical piece embodied by the celebration of Richard Brautigan, the consistent return to thinking about poetry and the environment, the involvement of young poets, older poets: really, I cannot articulate how generous and egalitarian and stimulating the festival is. Truly, The Cascadia Poetry festival is a great thing for Humanities WA and Arts WA to be a sponsor of—to put it simply, The Festival repped well and did both organizations proud! I was glad to be there for it and am eager for the next one.”

– Tod Marshall
Washington Poet Laureate

Cascadian Zen Volume II

Featuring: Cascadian Zen Volume II Launch

Join us for the publication celebration of the anthology,
Cascadian Zen Volume II: Bioregional Writings on Cascadia Here & Now, Volume II.
Meet the editors and some of the contributing artists and writers; to be followed by the festival keynote reading.


Participating poets to be announced


Participating poets to be announced


Participating poets to be announced


Participating artists to be announced

Festival Featured Poets:

Claudia Castro Luna

Daphne Marlatt

Claudia Castro Luna

Koon Woon

Claudia Castro Luna

CA Conrad

Claudia Castro Luna

Carletta Carrington Wilson

Claudia Castro Luna

Robert Lashley

Claudia Castro Luna

Claudia Castro Luna

Festival Location:

Spring Street Center logo

Spring Street Center
1101 15th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Festival Sponsors: