The Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam is a tournament showcasing top performance poets from cities throughout the Northwest. Teams from Seattle, Olympia, Vancouver, and more, will compete to gain admission to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL this summer.
A poem by CascadiaNow! Ambassador Wally du Temple inspired by the interviews by Earl K. Pollon and S. S. Matheson conducted with native Sekanni peoples who were negatively effected by the flooding of their communal homelands by the building of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam in BC, where another dam down stream, The Site ‘C’ Dam, is now being planned.
The third annual Cascadia Poetry Festival held from April 30th-May 3rd in Nanaimo, British Columbia, was a huge success! Hundreds of poets, writers and Cascadians gathered for a wonderful weekend in which they explored what it meant to explore and tell the story of this amazing region.
See more than 260 pictures here, and watch their recorded performances, and learn more on their website at cascadiapoetryfestival.com and make sure to stay up to date by following @Cascadiapoetry on twitter, and their facebook page.
You can see a youtube playlist of the readings here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5MQUVbBU8suvnK_PEKqmzRpGEVPsWScr