Participants from over 30 states, U.K., British Columbia and the Bahamas attended. Public events sold out two reading events including Robert Pinsky, past poet laureate of the United States, who mesmerized the audience as he performed his poems with the Paul Tardiff Jazz Trio. The Festival also sponsored, The Image, Poetry and Photography, an exhibition of photographs inspired by lines from the poems of the featured festival poets.
2011 Faculty included Stuart Dischell, Jane Hirsfield, Thomas Lux, Heather McHugh, Vijay Seshadri, Alan Shapiro, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and C.D. Wright.
Photographs courtesy of Blaise Allen, BlaiseAllen.com.