It’s no secret that Poetland has fast become our favorite event series to host. The talent readers bring to this event mixed with genuine support humbles us and bring us indescribable gratitude every time we host Poetland. We believe events like this serve as a quiet and powerful reminder that beneath what might seem like chaotic, trying times in the world, there lies a community of sincere people who just want to escape it all together and listen to one another without raising protest.
For Poetland III, there was a unanimous notice of a shift in energy and focus from previous Poetlands. The mood was relaxed, light and casual - Fall breezy, perhaps less serious. Poetry and writing does not have to be heavy, it does not always have to carry weight. It comes in various forms. In the way that zodiac signs, or seasons can be airy, inducing light-hearted laughter, or dark and heavy handed.
We were graced by the talents of the following readers, and our amazing sponsors who keep showing up again and again to showcase their support for our space. We are so grateful!
Sharada Tolton & Hannah Shulman of Muff Mag (By the way, Muff Mag is hilariously accurate in its deadpan approach to how simultaneously ridiculous and amazing we are as millennials. It is available at Powell’s — highly recommend).
M. Sabine Rear - If you don’t know Sabine already, do yourself a favor and click here.
Ariel Kusby - A wonderful witchy, fairytale-esque writer.
We have a recap video you can check out above to underline Poetland III, it has been squeezed into an instagrammable singular minute.