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:

Kim Goldberg:

and Linda Crosfield, who has a remarkable Facebook photo album:

I posted here: 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

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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