Events
Sunday, October 1st, 2017 - Friday, December 1st, 2017

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites all Palm Beach County High School Students to send in one original poem. The winner will receive $200 and a pair of tickets to the Sizzling Spoken Word Performance Event featuring Elizabeth Acevedo and G Yamazawa The four runners up will each receive $100 and a pair of tickets to Sizzling Spoken Word Performance Event All winners receive a one-year subscription to Poets and Writers Literary Journal All of the prize-winning poems will be posted on the festival website: palmbeachpoetryfestival.org and will be included in press releases Prize winners will be invited to participate … Read more >

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

Phillis Levin: “Calling Forth: Intimacy/Apostrophe” Tim Seibles: “Monkey Mind: From Restless to Revelation” 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

Gabrielle Calvocoressi: “One Poem, Endless Possibilities: Close Reading as a Gateway to Experimentation in Our Own Work”   Rodney Jones:  “Five Satisfactions of Making Poetry.” 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 >