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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.


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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Name as Fundamental Pattern

Join Ian Boyden for a reading of poems from A Forest of Names: 108 Meditations, a collection of poems translating the names of schoolchildren killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

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SPLAB @ 27

It was just 27 years ago on this date that the organization now known as SPLAB was registered with the State of Washington as a non-profit organization.

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After August Ends

After August Ends

POPO, the August POetry POstcard Festval was designed in part to give participants a sense of how to compose poetry...

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