Cascadia 2 Starts Today

So the Cascadia Poetry Fest articles and blog posts are now popping, see Paul Constant in the Stranger with an article on bioregional poetry with this quote: It’s important that poetry is embracing the idea of Cascadia because poetry is at the forefront of...

Covington Library 6P Apr 23

On Wednesday, April 23rd at 7PM, at the Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042, I’ll be bringing three Seattle poets for a Poetry Coffeehouse. Judith Roche, Peter Munro and Amber Nelson will be joining me and open mic readers. It would be...

Cascadian EcoPoetics

The term Ecopoetics has been in vogue since about the turn of the century. Beyond the well-known “nature poem” I take this term to be used with the insinuation of a little more responsibility on the part of the poet who writes such poetry. I’ve never...

Joe Chiveney and Cathy Visser

The SPLAB Board President, Joe Chiveney, has been an incredible asset since joining SPLAB a few years ago. I joke that non-profits should have counselors on their boards, because they are used to dysfunction. HA! Having Joe tell me when I am the crazy one and when I...

Marion Kimes Dead at 84

I started investigating the Seattle Open Mic scene in 1994 and soon found a home at Red Sky Poetry Theater. I attended one of the last, if not the last Red Sky reading at the Ditto Tavern and then was a regular for about ten years as the run at the Globe happened...