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Cascadian Zen Anthology

The latest Cascadian Prophets podcast is about Cascadian Zen from the...

Art & Poetry Talk: Adelia MacWilliam on Salt Spring Island

Cascadia Poetics Lab board member Adelia MacWilliam is a poet whose...

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.

Pierre Joris in Seattle

You are cordially invited to two events with legendary poet, anthologist...

CPL on Long Beach Peninsula

The Cascadia Poetics Lab board met at the Sou'wester Lodge in Seaview,...

CPL Outreach on Long Beach Peninsula

A poetry reading at the Sou’wester on the Long Beach Peninsula, WA, by Cascadia Poetics Lab board members and local allies.

Fumiko Kimura’s Life & Art by David Berger

How to capture the soul of a subject, live your life dedicated to your...

Michael Daley Interview (Romance with the Unexpected)

I had the good fortune on Sunday, July 17, 2022 to travel to the home of...

WAPL Call for Salmon Poems

Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate, was just awarded a...

New Ish River/Salish Sea Map

A new map of the Salish Sea/Ish River Ecozone by David McCloskey

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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.

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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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Easy Speak Open Mic and Theresa Whitehill

Easy Speak Open Mic and Theresa Whitehill

SPLAB is honored to partner with Easy Speak Seattle to present a night of open mic poetry and featured reader Theresa Whitehill, from Ukiah, CA on Monday, August 24 at 7:30 via Zoom. This event is supported by Poets & Writers.

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POPO Seriality

POPO Seriality

Our Best POPO Practices Zoom webinar last Saturday (July 11 @ 11am) with J.I. Kleinberg and Ina Roy-Faderman was a hit...

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Give Big Thanks

SPLAB GOT VERY CLOSE its Give Big goal of $1,500 today, getting to $1,411.54 thanks to several donors, including Larry...

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Cascadian Zen

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

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SPLAB PRESENTS CASCADIA POETRY FESTIVAL April 30 – May 2, 2020 on SAN JUAN ISLAND

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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