Yakima River Poems

A recent addition to the A Sense of Place: The Washington State Geospatial Poetry Anthology has been a sub-anthology about the Yakima River. These poems have been featured in a video presentation on display at The Museum of Culture and the Environment in Dean Hall on the Campus of Central Washington University as part of a new exhibition entitled "Voices of the River: Life Along the Yakima."

The exhibition is a multimedia assemblage of visual, literary, and spoken art along with displays of historical objects connected with the Yakama Nation and the Yakima River. CWU Art Department chair Gregg Schlanger and Theatre Department assistant professor Mark Haniuk have contributed work to the exhibition. More information about the exhibition can be located here.

Yakima River Poets

A Sense of Place was pleased to have been asked to contribute to the exhibit. Editing director Katharine Whitcomb sent out submission requests for poems about the Yakima River. Five poems were submitted from four poets to be included in the sub-anthology. The contributing poets were: