Winter Poetry Festival 2020 – Cadence Video Poetry Showcase

Festival events take place:
Sat & Sun, Jan 11-12, 12.00-8.00pm

NWFF goes to PDX!
Screening at PNCA: Sat Jan 11: 5.00pm
Workshop at PNCA: Sun Jan 12: 12.30–3.30pm

Winter Poetry Festival takes place at Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209


Cadence is teaming up with Winter Poetry Festival in Portland, OR to present a curated selection of video poems by featured artists, along with a generative workshop to create a collaborative video poem!

Winter Poetry Festival centers poetry across forms and mediums in a free festival of performances, interactive stations, screenings, poets’ market, and workshops. Our mission is to be:

  • A gathering of poetry enthusiasts and poets as artists in community with each other
  • A place to further craft, to be mutually inspired while connecting, and to celebrate all forms and iterations of the art we love

*Presented by PDX Poetry Fest co-founders Cosper Onstott and Pamela K. Santos, with support from Regional Arts & Culture Council and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing, and community partner Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)*

We believe poetry is accessible, exciting, and relevant. With a theme around nests and nurturing, we intentionally curated our program to include:

  • Main stage performances with panel discussions, craft talks, video poem screenings, and karaoke
  • Poets’ market for books, broadsides, artworks featuring wordplay, and ephemera
  • Sensory-sensitive reading and decompression room
  • Interactive stations for drop-in poetic experiments
  • Workshops for generating new writing, reconsidering poetry forms, and learning how to live and work as a poet
  • Exhibitor tables from partners supporting our mission of celebrating art in community

Poets and Presenters include:

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival (Rana SanChelsea Werner-Jatzke) * George Abraham * Regie Cabico * Darius Kazemi Janice Lee * Raina León * Palmarin Merges * Mike Firm * Jennifer Perrine * Anna Vo

Participating Artists:

Broken Tongue by Mónica Saviron
Exquisite Cadence by Shaun Kardinal
O Tired Love I am doing a tiptoe by Brandon Jordan Brown
Sine Wave by Neely Goniodsky
Traveler’s Ode by Dao Strom + Roland Dahwen
Royaltee by Kamari Bright
Year of the Dragon by Troy Osaki
Starfish by Amber Flame
The Iron Chink by Shin Yu Pai
Future Dispossessed by fabian romero
Baby Likes It Strange by Catherine Bresner
Song for Hellos & Goodbyes by Tommy Becker

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