CPF4 Thanks

We’re grateful to all the people who came out to celebrate the intersection of the Cascadia bioregion and poetry this past weekend. We’ll be posting links to videos and hopefully other material generated, or inspired, by the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival, staged at the Spring Street Center, Common Area Maintenance and Open Books, November 3-6, 2016.

A huge thanks to all the volunteers, the Spring Street Center, 4Culture, Poets & Writers, the Tacoma Poetry Festival, Open Books, Common Area Maintenance, Cascadia Now, the Small Press Fair participants like Entre Rios Press and Talon Books and all the other sponsors and participants.

JM Miller on Main Stage, CPF4, Nov 5, 2016 (Photo by Meredith Nelson)

JM Miller on Main Stage, CPF4, Nov 5, 2016 (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Water Panel: Roger Fernandes, Sarah DeLeeuw, Erin Fristad and moderator Peter Munro


A “Welcome to the Duwamish/Muckleshoot Ancestral Homeland” from Valerie Segrest


Tim McNulty on the Levertov Panel


Glenna Cook, Shazia Hafiz, Sarah Rauch and Brittany Reid at the Poetic habitat now workshop facilitated by Daphne Marlatt (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Daphne Marlatt at workshop (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Colleen McElroy Nov 5, 2016


Carletta Carrington Wilson at the After Party, Nov 4, 2016 Common Area Maintenance


Carl Palmer at Poetic habitat now workshop (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Brenda Hillman and Elizabeth Cooperman share a meal at the Spring Street Center


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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