What is Cascadian Zen?

What is the nature of the bioregion known as Cascadia? How is this insight expressed by the people who live, work, practice, and play here? Is there a connection between Zen practice and the Cascadia bioregion? These questions and much more are explored in the new title Cascadian Zen: Bioregional Writings on Cascadia Here and Now. Join all three editors of this thought-provoking anthology that weaves together nonfiction, poetry, interviews, translations, and artwork in the Village Books Readings Gallery on Sunday, April 21, at 2 pm. More info and RSVP here.

Essay by Adelia MacWilliam and Jason Wirth

In 2023 Paul Nelson, Jason Tetsuzen Wirth and Adelia MacWilliam founded Watershed Press to support our first publications, Cascadian Zen, Volumes One and Two, respectively. They are carefully curated collections of poetry, essays, interviews, as well as art and photography from the bioregion of Cascadia. Our mandate is to foster compelling work by a wide range of voices allied deeply with place and sustainable and Indigenous approaches to navigating the ecological and political harm of the Anthropocene in the bioregion of Cascadia.

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