Events
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:00am - Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of haiku and haibun, which is 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. Workshop participants will learn about the history of the forms, examine various examples, past and present, and then head to Morikami’s beautiful gardens to generate their own haiku and haibun. Participants need to bring a pen and writing pad, snippets of prose, dreams, found poems, journal entries, observations, memories, or a few lines from their own … Read more >

Monday, January 21st, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Monday, January 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Palm Beach Poetry Festival High School poetry contest winners will receive awards and participate in a reading of their winning poems. Winners selected from county-wide submissions by students of Palm Beach County High Schools. This is a free event. Tickets for other festival events are available through the Crest Theatre Box Office, or online at the purchase link provided below. Read more >

Monday, January 21st, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Monday, January 21st, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Short introductory and organizational workshop session after Welcome Reception.  Read more >

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Ellen Bass: Sound and Sense: Bringing Music Into Your Poems Stephen Gibson: How Ekphrasis Works—or Doesn’t 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 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We are honored to have Sharon Olds as our Special Guest for an interview by faculty poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar. Read more >

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Stuart Dischell, Aracelis Girmay, and Matthew Olzmann, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Gregory Pardlo: This is not a pipe: Craft and Authenticity  Eleanor Wilner: Making Waves and the Eros of Endlessness 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 23rd, 2019 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 >