YAKIMA COFFEEHOUSE POETRY CONTEST
2023 Submissions are Closed!
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This public event is held at the new Larson Gallery, 1606 W. Nob Hill Blvd.
For any 2023 Contest questions, please contact us at:
The event has a history, one that got its start in 1994 as the brainchild of Elizabeth Herres Miller, a former executive director of Allied Arts of Yakima who thought a literary event would complement the nonprofit’ s visual arts calendar. The contest quickly caught on. In 2006, a second event was later added: “Open Mic Night,” a monthly spoken-word forum for local poets to read their own poetry. Unfortunately, while the fortunes of these poetry events waxed, those of Allied Arts waned. The nonprofit closed its doors in December 2013.
The 2021 chapbook of winners, “twenty-sixth” are available for a $10 donation (plus $2.50 for postage) payable to YCP or at Inklings Bookshop in Yakima. This year’s and earlier chapbooks are still available by contacting Ed Stover at 509-833-8577 or via Email.
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2019 Yakima Coffeehouse Poetry Contest Photo Gallery
2017 Yakima Coffeehouse Poetry Contest Photo Gallery
2016 Yakima Coffeehouse Poetry Contest Photo Gallery