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In Praise of Andrew Schelling’s Course on The Cantos

Adelia MacWilliam of the Cascadia Poetics Lab writes in praise of the Cantos of Ezra Pound course facilitated by Andrew Schelling

NW Dharma Association on Cascadian Zen

Cascadian Zen has received a wonderful reception from the regional Zen community. The Northwest Dharma Association published a blog post about the book. An excerpt:

The original idea for the book and Watershed Press came from a small, literary arts organization called The Cascadia Poetics Lab. It is based in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in Seattle—we celebrate our 30th anniversary in December 2023—and its mission is “Empowering people to practice poetry & deepen connections to place, self & the present moment.”

Robert Bringhurst The Ridge Interview Part 2

Through his books, I took lessons from Ezra Pound, who was a schoolmaster at heart and had a lot of things to say about what young poets should read and how they should read it. His politics were bonkers, but his ear was a good ear. I learned a lot from him and from others. But it dawned on me one day that my literary schooling had a gaping hole in the center. Except as a colonial construction, the land I was born in – the whole continent and hemisphere I was born in – was missing from this otherwise detailed map of the literary world. It was as if there were no Native American culture, no Native American literature – and I knew this to be false,

Lorna Dee Cervantes Interview (April on Olympia)

Lorna Dee Cervantes Interview on April on Olympia

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.

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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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