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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.


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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Give Big 2022

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

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