A meeting place for Yakima regional writers
a new online publishing opportunity
Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, was the launch date of Poets’ Brew, a community online web page for poetry by Central and Eastern Washington poets.
We invite all to submit poems to Poets’ Brew! Here are the guidelines:
- Submit poems to email@example.com, one poem per poet per month. Submissions can be made from Monday, Sept. 7th to Tuesday Sept. 30th, 2020 for our trial run.
- Prompts from the YCP committee are suggested. Feel free to use your own prompt or idea. “Calm down” is the first prompt from the YCP committee offered for September, 2020.
- A three person YCP review committee will select poems for publication from those submitted. The committee will negotiate edits for poems accepted for publication, for example, spelling and punctuation, but not content.
Any questions about Poets’ Brew or Open Mic Night can be emailed to:
Yakima Coffeehouse Poets – About us
Poets and poetry lovers who live in Central Washington State will find these pages informative.
The Yakima Coffeehouse Poets is a registered Washington State non-profit corporation formed in 2014 to represent the interests of poets and poetry lovers of Central Washington.
Central Washington, roughly speaking, is bound by the Columbia River to the east and south, the Cascades Crest on the west, and the Wenatchee River on the north.
If you live or work in this area, or have roots here, you are eligible to participate in our annual poetry contest and to read at our regular Open Mic Night events. Original poetry only, please!
If you live outside Central Washington, we invite you to enjoy the poetry published on our website. If you are visiting Yakima, our home base, you are welcome to attend and read at our Open Mic Nights which are held at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of the month September through May. This year we are located at the Larson Gallery, on the YVC Campus, corner of W. Nob Hill Blvd & 16th Ave, Yakima.
Yakima Coffeehouse Poets – Update
These are unusual times, and certainly worthy of writing about. With that in mind, we would like to thank Elaine Smith, Kathleen Smith (no relation), and Terry Martin for providing the following online resources which all poets and poetry lovers out there in Coffeehouse Poets Land will find interesting:
Submissions are closed for 2019! Questions, contact us at:
Yakima Coffeehouse Poets – Publications
Twentieth: Selected Coffeehouse Poems
Our goal with the poems in the anthology, Twentieth, is to draw out more Central Washington poets and give courage to those who have more poems to offer for the future.
These poems represent the best of the past 19 years and include all the poets whose permission could be gained. You’ll notice that some poets have several poems because they won our annual contest several times.
Poetry Contest & chapbook
Our 2019 Poetry Contest reading event was held October 22, 2019, at the Larson Gallery, Nob Hill & 16th Ave, Yakima. Visit and enjoy samples and information about this year’s successful event! More info…
Our most Meetings and Contest Readings are held in the Larson Gallery on YVC’s campus, Nob Hill Blvd & 16th, Yakima. Current chapbooks (and some past chapbooks) are available at all meetings.
A gracious Thank-you for all that contributed to this wonderful publication and event.
You can read samples of the Twenty-second, through Twenty-fifth poems from their respective Publications page.