Cascadia 2, Huge Success (Take Survey)

Danika Dinsmore and Nadine Maestas (foto by Linda Crosfield)

Danika Dinsmore and Nadine Maestas (foto by Linda Crosfield)

The second Cascadia Poetry Festival was a huge success, both in terms of the content, the depth of the dialog and the finances.

Blog posts are rolling in from Joanne Arnott: http://joannearnott.blogspot.ca/2014/05/cascadia-poetry-festival.html

Kim Goldberg: http://pigsquash.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/photos-cascadia-poetry-festival-2014/

and Linda Crosfield, who has a remarkable Facebook photo album: https://www.facebook.com/linda.crosfield/media_set?set=a.10152337276420865.1073741867.749440864&type=3

I posted here: http://paulenelson.com/2014/05/09/cascadia-poets-get-a-taste-of-the-latihan/ and more reports and photos are forthcoming.

And if you attended, please consider filling out the online survey here.

The main festival page will be the same for Cascadia III in Nanaimo, April 30-May 3, 2015 and more details are coming soon about the particulars of that festival, so stayed tuned to your friendly neighborhood E-Fishwrapper.

Also, news on the upcoming anthology, 100 Innovative Cascadia Poets, to be published by Leaf Press and the free MOOC on Innovative Cascadia Poetry is also forthcoming.

Thanks for supporting our bioregional cultural investigation.

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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