Cascadia Poetry Festival Project Board*
Matt Trease, M.A.
Matt Trease is an artist, poet, IT analyst and astrologer living in south Seattle, WA, where he serves on the board of Cascadia Poetics Lab (SPLAB) and co-curates the Margin Shift reading series. His poems have recently appeared in small po[r]tions, WordLitZine, Phoebe, Fact-Simile, Hotel Amerika, Juked, and in the anthology, 56 Days of August: Postcard Poems (Five Oaks Press, 2017). He is the author of the chapbook Later Heaven: Production Cycles (bussylittle1way designs, 2013).
Simon Wolf is a poet and teaching artist in Seattle, WA. He has most recently released Occasional Objects, a chapbook written in collaboration with Cedar Sigo. Wolf hosts a free, open-to-all, monthly community writing circle on Capitol Hill at Blue Cone Studios. He has his MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell.
Amy Hirayama is a mixed-race Japanese and white writer and educator from Seattle, Washington. She is a writer-in-residence with the Seattle Arts and Lectures Writers in the Schools program and the residential workshop administrator for Clarion West. Food, family, humor and nature are her favorite things, so she writes about them a lot, sometimes all at once.
*CPL Project Boards are committees of the organization and do not have fiduciary responsibility, which remains with the CPL Board of Directors. Project Boards offer suggestions to CPL on best practices, improving the experience of participants and increasing levels of participation. Project Board members act as ambassadors for the project they represent and for CPL.