Skagit River Poetry Festival postponed
Poets online, too, will be in schools
September 23, 2020
If you’re looking for poets next weekend, don’t come to Maple Hall.
Or the Methodist Church. Or the Seafood and Prime Rib House. Or the Tavern. Or the La Conner Country Inn. Or any of the usual haunts that would ordinarily be teeming with poets and poetry lovers.
With the Skagit River Poetry Festival postponed for at least a year, the only place you will find poets is in school.
Online, of course.
When schools closed unexpectedly last March, the Skagit River Poetry Foundation’s Poets in the Schools program quickly pivoted.
Instead of planning weeklong residencies, poets pre-recor...