Past Events
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this class, we will do a close reading of Jack Gilbert’s, The Great Fires, and his essay “Real Nouns” in preparation for exercises that we will do as a group that will get the poetic pot churning. Kimberly Burwick was born and raised in Massachusetts. Burwick earned her BA in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Has No Kinsmen (Red Hen Press, 2006), Horses in the Cathedral, winner of the Robert Dana Prize (Anhinga Press, 2011), Good Night Brother, winner of the Burnside … Read more >

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Odysseus, Penelope, Persephone, Achilles, Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, the Cyclops and other monsters!  Modern poets have continued to update the many archetypal themes found in Greek mythology. In this workshop, we will examine poems written on the themes of different stories in Greek mythology from the anthology Orpheus & Company. After studying a few myths and seeing how contemporary poets have re-visioned or updated them to speak about our society, its wars, political issues, feminism, betrayal and abandonment, as well as love and transformation, we’ll write and share our own poems using the models as prompts.     Deborah DeNicola’s most recent publications … Read more >

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival in collaboration with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches would like to invite you to an over-the-moon poetry reading! While observing of the moon and stars, we will be reading poetry round-robin style. You are invited to bring up to three single-page poems on the subject of the solar system: planets, moon and stars. The poems can be your own work, or your favorites of other poets relating to the night sky. We will read as many poems as time permits. While a poet is reading, others can view the night sky through the telescopes provided … Read more >

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm

Performance Poetry late evening event with Mayhem Poets, Scott Raven & Mason Granger, followed by sale and signing of books in the Fieldhouse at Old School Square. Read more >

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Readings with Dorianne Laux, David Baker & Ginger Murchison, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Festival Favorite! all nine faculty poets share and discuss beloved poems that have been influential in their lives and in their writing. (Saturday) Read more >

Friday, January 20th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Readings with Daisy Fried, Carl Phillips & Nickole Brown, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Friday, January 20th, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Festival Workshop Participants Read in the Crest Theatre, Free and Open to the Public Audience, Open Mic for Registered Workshop Participants only. Read more >

Friday, January 20th, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Terrance Hayes – “The Craft of Obsession” Martha Rhodes – “Subjective versus objective: Stanley Kunitz’s ‘Quinnapoxet’” 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 >

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Readings with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Lynn Emanuel, & Sally Bliumis-Dunn, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >