Special & Seasonal Links
This special link highlights the Academy of American Poets, poetry and inspiration, and the many programs available.
Rattle’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry. More than anything, our goal is to promote a community of active poets. A sign of our times for example, visit:
|“A Pretty Pass” by Ted Kooser Posted: 07 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDT Ted Kooser
Local Pacific NW Area Links
The Washington State Poet Laureate is appointed to a two-year term by the governor. The program is jointly run by the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) and Humanities Washington.
Bridging global and local issues through the arts — publishing collaborations between artists and communities since 2006.
Coffee Break Escapes with Auntie Lenora
aka Lenora Rain-Lee Good… is a native of the Pacific Northwest, born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She now resides in the steppes, or high desert, of Washington State. She writes short memoir, fiction, radio plays, and poetry. She shares her house with a plethora of books, both paper and electronic, an old Chihuahua.
Copper Canyon Press is a nonprofit, independent poetry publisher based in Port Townsend, WA. We believe poetry is vital to language and living. Since 1972, Copper Canyon has published extraordinary poetry from around the world to engage the imaginations and intellects of readers.
An annual week-end long poetry prowl, held each spring in historic downtown Ellensburg, featuring guest readers, craft talks, open mics, and a book fair. We cordially invite you to immerse yourself in metaphor.
A Poem Emporium – (206) 633-0811
2414 North 45th Street
Seattle, Washington 98103
Tuesday – Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-4
Illuminating poetry since 1959 – In one sense, the mission of Poetry Northwest remains what it has been for more than five decades — to give place and attention to each poem we publish, to serve as a gateway for emerging writers, to represent our vital corner of the continent to a broader audience, and to attract and sustain readers with the promise of discovery.
A directory of poets and poetry in the Pacific Northwest.
A collective of poets and poetry-lovers in the shrub-steppe of Central Washington.
Yakima area Links
Inklings Bookshop is a community bookstore offering a variety of subjects: fiction, children’s board books, picture books and early readers, young adult, travel, science, art, and more.
The Larson Gallery has graciously donated the facility space for Yakima Coffeehouse Poets to hold their September through May Open Mic Nights, the second Wednesday of each month.
Generally Interesting Links
American Life in Poetry provides newspapers and online publications with a free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems.
The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel
“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”
Meet your next favorite book.
with Garrison Keillor (Prairie Home Productions, LLC)
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:
Yakima Coffeehouse poets is not responsible for the content or availability of linked sites outside of yakimacoffeehousepoets.com.