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2020 Event CANCELLED



E. E.'s this(&that[and]etc.

A poetry prowl in historic downtown Ellensburg, WA


In its effort to safeguard the public health against COVID-19, the City of Ellensburg has declared a state of emergency, ordered the closing of all public facilities, and recommended the closure of private facilities as well. The Prowl sends heartfelt best wishes to all who share our concern and disappointment ­­–– our venues, volunteers, sponsors, poets, and poetry lovers near and far. Wash hands. Drink beer. Eat cake. We'll see you again soon.

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Celebrating an acclaimed poet from the past, and featuring guest readers, craft talks, open mics, live radio broadcast, book fair, and film screening, this weekend-long poetry event is hosted by various venues within easy walking distance, in  the heart of historic downtown Ellensburg, WA. We cordially invite you to immerse yourself in metaphor.


E.E. Cummings

"A poet is a penguin  

his wings are to swim with." 

                                                     e. e. cummings

The American poet, painter and playwright E. E. Cummings was an innovative poet known for his lack of stylistic and structural conformity. He wrote verse that presented romantic attitudes in an experimental style. Cummings's poems are not only ideas but crafted physical objects that show a fresh way of looking at reality. 


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Thank you to our 2019 Prowl Sponsors:


420 Loft, Bailey's Bibliomania, Brick Road Books, Cafe C5, Clymer Museum & Gallery, Dark Moon Craft Beer, Ellensburg Community Radio, Ellensburg Public Library, Dick & Jane's Spot, Gallery One, Gard Vintners,

Hal Holmes Community Center, Old Skool's, Restorations in the Burg, Uttered Chaos, Yakima Coffeehouse Poets


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