Sue Boynton Poetry Contest. This contest is annual, Whatcom County only, all-ages, non-profit and currently (March 1-31) open for submissions. We have a DAILY blog on all-things-poetic, including extensive links and a page with a 12-month literary-events calendar for Washington state.
Esther Altshul Helfgott is teaching an ongoing class called “Poeming the Silence: A Women’s Writing Group.” Beginning & experienced writers welcome. The class uses poems to trigger writing in any form. Prior knowledge isn’t necessary. Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm.
Poetry is Everything posted by Chris Jarmick lists a wide variety of Seattle Metro poetry events.
The 2012 Crab Creek Review’s Poetry Prize is currently underway! Winning Prize: $200 and publication in our journal. Finalists will also be published in Crab Creek Review and all poems submitted to the contest are considered for publication as well.
On Friday March 30, the Lit. Crawl is underway. Doug Nufer will be with the Pageboy posse, 7:30 at the Bluebird, 1205 E. Pike.
Nico Vassilakis is curating a night of Sound Poetry, Friday, March 23, 2012 7-9P at Vermillion, 1508 11th Av, as a prelude to the Cascadia Poetry Festival.
Sound poetry is a primarily early 20th century invention merging new typographic potentials with performative oral expression in the form of poetic phonemes and letter sounds. This ultimately gave way to the creation of visual and concrete poetry. The evening will promote both historical scores as well as exploring new possibilities. This event intends to support and present sound poetry from current practitioners living in the northwest.
puget SOUND POETRY at Vermillion’s art bar, March 23rd 7-9pm, including: Cristin Miller, Molly Mac Fedyk, Ezra Mark, Crag Hill, Nico Vassilakis, Joe Milutis
Four Hoarse Men: Greg Bem, Jason Conger, Paul Nelson
Interrupture: Doug Nufer, Bryant Mason, Curtis Bonney, Kreg Hasegawa
Sage Hill Press is accepting manuscripts for the 2012 Powder Horn Prize, a first book award. Entrants should not previously have published a full-length manuscript.
Entry fee: $20; Entry deadline: June 1, 2012.
Rhymes with Everett: Everett Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month on April 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Come read your favorite poem.
Shin Yu Pai and Port Townsend poet Mike O’Connor will be reading at Open Books on March 22, 7:30 PM.
The Cascadia Poetry Festival seeks to examine the culture of this region (see map) by gathering poets from the California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, the Alaska panhandle and Western Montana at SPLAB, in the most diverse zip code in the U.S., 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. All access Gold Pass $50. March 23 – 25.
SPLAB Location: 3651 S. Edmunds, Seattle, WA 98118