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Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • International


9030 Seward Park Av S 213Seattle, WA 98118 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Seattle Poetics LAB (SPLAB) works to reestablish poetry as a method for knowing self & place by engaging poets, writers and artists bioregionally in Cascadia to build community through shared experience of the spoken & written word. SPLAB supports: Poetry as a noetic practice allied with outsider traditions. A poetry of witness, deeply rooted to place. Organic form in all of its manifestations, open, discerning and aware of/responsible to the interconnectivity of life. A visionary poetics that embodies our place on the edge of a continent. SPLAB envisions 10,000 people each year participating in POPO and using those revenues to maintain operations, including administration, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and other in-person events in Seattle and the Cascadia bioregion and our ongoing interviews.


Our Vision and Values: Building the Community

SPLAB is driven by a vision of community.

The SPLAB community:

  • informs and inspires its members by bringing artists from disparate disciplines together to encourage discourse and debate;
  • challenges the established conventions surrounding art and its influence, human consciousness, and the role of the artist in the community;
  • contributes to the community through outreach and an ethos of sustainability;
  • supports artists, especially those of written and spoken word, through events, forums, and strategic partnerships across the Pacific Northwest.

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