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The effort to get the word out about Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia begins in Portland, with a reading organized by longtime Portland poet dan raphael, who wrote:

A reading to celebrate the publication of Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia, with Allison Cobb, Jen Coleman, James Grabill, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Jared Hayes, CE Putnam, Marilyn Stabein and dan raphael. Major guest is Paul Nelson, one of the editors, as well as the driving force behind the Cascadia Poetry Festival, A majority of the 89 poets in these 340 pages are from Canada (as is a majority of the land in Cascadia.) giving you a chance to discover new. quality poets from north of the border. See: for more information on the book.



Milepost 5 is the venue at 850 NE 81st and the show will probably start at 7 or so. The date is Wednesday, June 24th. Books will be available for sale.

Make It True CoverThere will be announcements here for readings in Seattle and Vancouver in the next few months and I am going to try to interview every poet in the book who I have not yet interviewed and possibly a couple I already have. (All my interviews are being linked from

I interviewed dan for a 2010 feature on Innovative NW Poets for Rattapallax Magazine. They had the text of poems and audio up for a few years than, inexplicably, took it down. ARGH! But here now hear the August 8, 2010, interview I did with legendary Portland poet dan raphael.

Dan Raphael

dan raphael

dan raphael interview from August 8, 2010 34:23