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Interview with Stephen Thomas, Part 1

Before moving to Europe, Auburn, Washington native Stephen Thomas was...

Poetry Postcard Fest 2023: Statistics, People, and Peace

When I flex my muscle of empathy, I am capable of hearing not only your...

Interview with Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

What a joy to engage Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs for a Cascadian Prophets...

The Art of Cartography

Looking at the blank canvas of a new map: merely a rough outline—what to...

Altar / Alter: an Arts Program

Altar / Alter: an Arts Program from June 10 to 16, 2023   Seattle...

Rescue and Revival of a Seattle Legend: Carletta Carrington Wilson Interprets James Washington Jr.

Carletta Carrington Wilson discusses Poem of Stone & Bone in honor of James W. Washington Jr.

Salt Spring Island Reading

The board of the Cascadia Poetics Lab had its spring 2023 board retreat...

ARTSFUND Community Accelerator Grant

We are proud to announce that we are a recipient of a Community...

No Irritable Reaching AWP Off-Site Reading

No Irritable Reaching poetry reading Off-Site AWP March 10, 2023 Roxi Power, Paul E Nelson, un-indicted co-conspirators

AWP Off-Site Events

AWP Off-Site readings with Seattle Poets

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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.


Workshop Registration Open

Workshop Registration Open

The next round of online workshops happen March 3 – April 7, 2022 with five Thursday sessions from 4-6pm. The workshops started during the pandemic and were geared for people who have participated in the Poetry Postcard Fest, or for those who wanted a better sense of the theory and practice of spontaneous composition.

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Upcoming Founding Supporters Reading

Upcoming Founding Supporters Reading

CPL Founding Supporters reading, Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6pm with Fred Wah, Theresa Whitehill and Robert Lashley via Zoom. Also Sharon Thesen’s Zoom reading for SICA-International Zoomuse Poems for Peace, Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11am PST.

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Barbara Johns on Kenjiro Nomura

Barbara Johns on Kenjiro Nomura

The paintings of Kenjiro Nomura are featured at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington and a new book by art historian Barbara Johns, Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey, is the topic of discussion.

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