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Poetry Postcard Fest: A Tribute to di Prima and McClure

Registration for the 15th Poetry Postcard Fest ends July 18, 2021.

Poetry Postcard Fest Orientation

An orientation for the 15th Poetry Postcard Fest via Zoom, Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10am PDT.

New SPLAB Board Members

Two new members of the SPLAB Board of Directors. A treasurer is still needed on the board.

Cate Gable on Police Poetry

SPLAB's own Cate Gable, intrepid columnist for the Chinook Observer,...

Please Give Big to SPLAB in 2021

Case for supporting SPLAB during Give Big 2021

The Challenge of Editing a Beat Legend

A wonderful look at the working style of one of SPLAB's poetry heroes,...

Kubota Garden Poems

From Lola Peters: Kubota Garden Revealed Your Kubota Garden Poem Open,...

Richard Hugo House and the Writing Community

It is with great sorrow that I sit to compose this post about the Seattle...

(Indigenous) Cascadian Zen

SPLAB Board Member Jason Wirth and I had the good fortune to interview...

Christine Lowther’s Tree Anthology

Christine Lowther, the Poet Laureate of Tofino, BC, and a Make it True...
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Cascadia Poetics LAB was known as SPLAB prior to September 2021. Here you will find past SPLAB blog articles going back to 2009.


Cascadian Zen

Organized loosely around exploring the relationship between the Cascadian bioregion as it intersects with Zen ideas,...

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Seattle Poetics LAB (SPLAB), a literary arts-oriented nonprofit organization and the organizing entity of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, is presenting the seventh Cascadia Poetry Festival at the Multiverse on San Juan Island May 1-3, 2020. The Multiverse, a gallery and island cultural center, will provide an intimate setting for festival attendees to deep-dive into the intersection of poetics and bioregionalism.

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Poets in Ireland

Join Irish poets Sean Lysaght and Nessa O'Mahony for six days of poetry and discovery in the West of Ireland. Limited...

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Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill

Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill, who died April 14, 2018, at his home in Anacortes, WA. Essays, poems and an exclusive, previously unpublished interview with Sam by his literary executor, Paul E Nelson

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