LAUREATE LOVEFEST: A Processional of Poets Laureate from Canada, Ireland, and across the USA

You are invited to a living love letter to poetry by poets laureate from across the United States with special guests from Canada and Ireland, the first ever Laureate LoveFest!

Join Hosts Nathalie Kuriowa-Lewis (OPN), Sandy Yannone (CV LIVE Poetry), and Terri Cohlene (OPN) for a LIVE Zoom webinar with readings followed by a lively discussion with the following current and former poets laureate:

Claudia Castro Luna, Washington
Grace Cavalieri, Maryland
Chard deNiord, Vermont
Catherine Ann Cullen, Poetry Ireland’s Poet-in-Residence
Charles Flowers, West Hollywood, CA
Lisa Mulrooney, Stony Plain, Alberta
Mary Oishi, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Laura Tohe, Navajo Nation
Kim Stafford, Oregon
Carmen Tafolla, Texas
Azura Tyabji, former Youth Poet Laureate of Seattle

Featuring special video performances by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser and current US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

To register for this free event, please visit:

Books by all our readers available during the reading thanks to Browsers Bookshop, Olympia, WA.

A closed-captioned recording will be available after the LIVE reading.

Hosted by Olympia Poetry Network, Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry, and Saint Martin's University in Lacey, WA. Sponsored by Humanities Washington, WA State Arts Commission, and Browsers Bookshop, Olympia, WA.