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Wish You Were Here (Drew Myron)

It’s postcard season, and I’m ready! Once, a young friend went to Europe....

Bonus for Non-U.S. Poetry Postcard Fest Participants

Bonus for non-USA Poetry Postcard Fest participants in 2024 for the 18th iteration of the event which starts July 4, 2024.

Robert Michael Pyle Interview

Bob met me at the retro Atomic Motel and we talked for over an hour about his new book, the poems in it, his childhood, bioregionalism, his trip to Cuba, Vladimir Nabokov’s notion via biographer Brian Boyd of “attending to the individuating detail” of one’s life (an upgrade from the same notion I’ve gotten from Blake and Pound) and his general “thing” “close attention to the natural world.” It’s the June 2024 Cascadian Prophets podcast:

Poetry & Posole

Poetry and Posole Cascadia Day Celebrate the power of the natural world...

Mapes Creek Blessing

Some photos and notes from the April 27 2024 Blessing of Mapes Creek facilitated by the Cascadia Poetics Lab in Rainier Beach.

Interview with Bill Porter on the Film “Dancing With the Dead”

Paul E Nelson interviews Bill Porter on the film “Dancing With the Dead: Red Pine and the Art of Translation as it screens Sunday, April 21 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Cascadian Zen at Village Books April 21, 2024

We hope to see you at Village Books in Bellingham for a reading of...

Tessa Hulls Interview Feeding Ghosts

Paul E Nelson interviews Tessa Hulls on Feeding Ghosts her graphic memoir

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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.


Interview with Brainwashed Director Nina Menkes

Interview with Brainwashed Director Nina Menkes

Cascadian Prophets interview. Why are only 8% of Hollywood movies produced by women, down from 9% 20 years ago? One Hollywood film-maker says the “male gaze” reinforced by a camera angle formula and a subject-object dynamic creates an industry rife with employment discrimination and sexual abuse and assault. That film-maker is Nina Menkes, the Producer and Director of Brainwashed: Sex Camera Power. The movie is showing now in select theaters and it is both disturbing and compelling, as well as uplifting.

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Support Cascadia Poetics Lab with a contribution via Give Big. We want to increase awareness of our work

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