Cascadia Poetry Festival-Anacortes 2019: A Tribute to Sam Hamill

The Cascadia Poetry Festival returns May 9-12, 2019, in Anacortes, Washington! All events except workshops will happen at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street in Anacortes. In addition to a tribute to Sam Hamill, there will be the launch of two anthologies, one a festschrift for Sam and one, a bilingual poetry anthology in Spanish and English, Make It True meets Medusario. Among the confirmed poets scheduled poets are José Kozer (winner of the 2013 Neruda Award from the Chilean government), Shin Yu Pai, Washington Poet Laureate Claudia Castro LunaStephen CollisWilliam O’Daly, Tim McNulty, Stephen Kuusisto and others to be announced. Gold passes, admission to all events except master workshops, will be $25 and are on sale now:


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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5 Responses to Cascadia Poetry Festival-Anacortes 2019: A Tribute to Sam Hamill

  1. Peter Ludwin says:

    Hello Paul,

    I am interested in being a reader/workshop leader at Cascadia in Anacortes, particularly given that an old friend is reading there. William O’Daly and I have co-featured at readings in Sacramento and Davis, California, and appeared in radio interviews in Los Angeles. Additionally, my last book, Gone to Gold Mountain, which is very much centered on a social justice theme involving 19th century Chinese immigrant labor, was nominated for both a Washington State Book Award and an American Book Award. During the past year I’ve given two very successful persona poem workshops in Kirkland and Tacoma, and would be willing to do the same at Cascadia in addition to a reading.

    If you need more information from me, please let me know.

    Peter Ludwin

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  4. Carole Slesnick says:

    I see we haven’t missed it and will try to attend. Definitely.

  5. Paul, is there a book fair associated with this event? If so, we would like to be part of it.

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