Article on Cascadia Poetry Festival

Ann Graham Walker just published a wonderful article on the history and mission of the Cascadia Poetry Festival. See: Thanks Ann.

An Graham Walker on CPF

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Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) Presents Tadeyeske, Murphy & Bleecker

Splab Presents Jan 6, 2015Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) brings three poets into one space for an evening of readings. Join us for this literary event in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. A $5 suggested donation will support the readers and the event is being curated and hosted by SPLAB Board member Greg Bem.



Chelsea Tadeyeske (currently of Oxford, Ohio) is author of the chapbooks HEELDRAGGER (plumberries press, 2012) and TOTEM (plumberries press, 2013), co-author with Cynthia Spencer of THERE EXISTS…(plumberries press, 2012), proprietress of pitymilk press (, editor of the online collaborative journal gritty silk, and co-organizer of the Midwest Small Press Festival. Her work has been published in places such as Everyday Genius, NIN Journal, Gam Gam’s Plastic, smoking glue gun, Drupe Fruits, Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock, and others.




Patricia Murphy, a native of Northern Kentucky, lives in the historic Brighton neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati. She graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2010 with a Bachelors in Fine Art. She is a long time collaborator and curator of alternative art and poetry venues in Cincinnati including U•turn Art Space, Important People Reading Series, and Hobohaus Gallery…….she’s got some of her art on her Facebook page, she’s particularly fond of sculpture.



Alex Bleecker (based in Seattle) is a nonstop car accident happening inside the gall bladder of a newborn American Quarter horse. Just kidding – horses don’t have gallbladders. They’re trickle feeders. As a Made at Hugo House fellow for 2014-15, Alex is currently working on a project wherein he is responding to the beautiful, haunting, surreal inquiries that Pablo Neruda’s makes in the Book of Questions (1974) – his final utterances. He’ll share some of those responses tonight.

Visit Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar‘s website for more information about the venue:

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David Whited Dead

David Whited

David Whited

Reports are still coming in but it is apparent that longtime Red Sky poet David Whited who died yesterday morning. Michael Hureaux said: “Great poet and one of the silliest and laughingest men life could ever bless a person’s presence with. The world has just gotten a lot colder.” He was 63 and suffered a massive heart attack.


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Support The Capilano Review

One of the top journals in Cascadia is branching out and needs your support. I am awed by the depth of this journal and their latest, a tribute to George Bowering is stunning. A must-have for anyone serious about poetry in this bioregion and beyond. Quite compelling and very helpful to see how this man went about making himself a world-class poet.



TCR has featured writers such as Robin Blaser, Daphne Marlatt, Lisa Robertson, Michael Turner, and many more in multiple issues. For $50-$85, you can choose a package of back issues featuring one of your favorite authors.

For $95, you can choose either an hour manuscript consultation with one of many amazing writers including Meredith Quartermain, George Stanley, or Rita Wong, or for $145, an hour and a half manuscript consultation with Jordan Abel, Thea Bowering, and many more.

For $100, you can participate in one of winter 2015’s most memorable communal dinner soirées! Join dinner parties with Pierre Coupey, Colin Browne, Erín Moure, Tiziana La Melia + Rebecca Brewer, Sharon Thesen, Lee Plested, Pierre Coupey, Karen Matthews + David Pay, or David Farwell + Miriam Nichols!

For $150, we will send you a copy of TCR’s issue 1.16-1.17 (1979) featuring work from Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family and Daphne Marlatt’s “In the Month of Hungry Ghosts,” and signed by both of the authors.

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