busy times

March 30, 2021

As we navigate into National Poetry Month, the calendar gets busier and busier. This is just a reminder that The Poetry Department maintains a 12-month CALENDAR of events throughout Cascadia.

While many of our favorite reading series have gone dark in the last year, we’ve held on to their weekly and monthly calendar listings if there is still a website available and hope they may eventually be revived. Many programs have moved onto Facebook and we include those links where available.

The information provided is very limited: a date, brief description, time (Pacific unless otherwise noted), and, importantly, a link where you’ll find more information.

To add your local event, leave a Comment on any post or send a note to thepoetrydepartment AT gmail.com.

Check back often; the calendar is updated almost every day.

calendar page

May 30, 2019

Just a reminder that the CALENDAR page is loaded with poetry events and updated almost daily. It covers the Cascadia region and extends 12 months into the future.

We’ve added sections for events that happen Every Week and Every Month, and we’ve also added poetry/writing conferences and the dates that submissions open for publications that are based in the region.

To make a correction or add your event to the calendar, send an email to thepoetrydepartment at gmail dot com with the following information (required): date, city, brief description, time, venue, valid link for more information.

Click on CALENDAR, near the top of this page. Add your event. Visit often.

what’s goin’ on…

April 3, 2018

It’s National Poetry Month and there’s waaaaay too much going on to feature everything on the front page. But The Poetry Department CALENDAR page is updated almost every day and while it doesn’t include everything, it lists a lot more events throughout Cascadia…and throughout the year!

To add your Cascadia event, leave a Comment or send an email to thepoetrydepartment AT gmail.com (you know the drill), listing the date, the city/state, a brief description, the time, the venue, and a LINK to a website where readers can find more information.

Check back often and mark your calendar!

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2015

Best wishes for a new year packed with poetry!
Thanks for your visits, your Likes, your Comments and your follows. We’re always happy to know you’ve paid a visit to the Boynton Blog.

nothing’s changed but…

November 29, 2014

the poetry department

When the Boynton Blog launched, in 2010, its purpose was to serve as the voice and website of the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, then in its fifth year. That it has done and continues to do, sharing details about past, current and upcoming events, and standing as an electronic record of this vibrant all-ages contest in Whatcom County, Washington.

But posting almost every day (1575 posts to date), a blogger’s interests can roam far and wide. With poetry as the central theme, and the Cascadia region as the geographical hub, the blog’s topics have become increasingly eclectic.

So, today, the Boynton Blog’s address has changed. Instead of boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com, the URL is thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com — an address that honors an audience of readers interested in poetry, wherever they may be.

But nothing else has changed. If you are a subscriber (thank you!), you will be automatically redirected to the new address. If you are not yet a subscriber, this would be a great time to sign up.

We will continue to post Contest information as it becomes available (and you can find more on the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest Facebook page) and, as always, we appreciate your visits, your attention and your comments.

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