The Cascadia Poetry Festival seeks to examine the culture of this region by gathering poets from California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, the Alaska panhandle and Western Montana to learn, share ideas and techniques, begin to discover the qualities of this bioregion and the possibilities for deeper connection between the inhabitants from all parts of the region. 

Renowned and emerging poets from the region will present talks on Cascadian culture and illustrate how that is presented in the best poetry of the region. Workshops will allow participants to hone their skills in the manner of the best poetry of the region and be inspired by others. Readings by faculty and other invited poets, as well as an open mic will allow for a continuation of the dialog. Morning discussions will extend the opportunities for deeper understanding of the subjects raised and personal one-on-one sessions will afford participants an opportunity to see how to deepen their own gesture.


To read about our advisory board click here.

To see a schedule of events, click here.

To read more about the festival, click here.

To read more about poetry communities in each specific region, click here.

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