The Pacific Poetry Project’s first volume, Alive at the Center, aims to capture the thriving poetic atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. It concentrates on the three major cities that define it—Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C. This anthology, compiled and edited by an outstanding poet from each city, is a cultural conversation among the unique urban communities whose perspectives share more than just a common landscape. Alive at the Center features distinctive, contemporary poets who speak to the individual spirits of these Pacific Northwest cities.
Alive at the Center is also available in three smaller city-specific volumes, which contain only the poetry selections from that city. Perfect for showing city pride or as souvenir gifts, these volumes capture the essence of each city using the voices of some of their most prolific and outspoken poets. Each city-specific volume has been designed with its own unique cover, making these books collectable outside of the main anthology.