Events
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

The perfect setting for this workshop is the beautiful landscape of the Morikami Museum and Gardens. The festival returns for the 12th year to explore this poetic form with Yaddyra Peralta, who will lead participants to be inspired by the form and their surroundings. Participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of haiku and haibun, a combination of prose and haiku. Participants will look at a brief history of the haibun and examine various examples, with a focus on the work of haiku master Kobyahsi Issa whose work is known both for its humanism and its sense … Read more >

Monday, January 15th, 2018 3:30pm - 6:00pm

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, based on select paintings exhibited at the Cornell Museum, officials begins. Learn about contest rules and regulations and view the works in person at the Cornell. Read more >

Monday, January 15th, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Registration packets will be made available to workshop faculty, participants and auditors for pick up. Read more >

Monday, January 15th, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Palm Beach Poetry Festival High School poetry contest winners will pick up awards and participate in a reading of their winning poems.   Read more >

Monday, January 15th, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome reception with light snacks and cocktails for workshop faculty, participants and auditors. Read more >

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Read more >

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Beth Ann Fennelly, Ross Gay, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Read more >

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We are honored to have Coleman Barks as our Special Guest for an interview by faculty poet Chard deNiord. Read more >

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Gala is a fundraiser and celebration of all the poets at the festival, participants and featured poets. Admission is by invitation. Read more >