The 7th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival took place January 17-22, 2011 at Old School Square in Delray Beach.

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.

Performance Poets were David Blair and Taylor Mali.






Special Guest was Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet Laureate 1997-2000, performing with the Paul Tardiff Jazz Trio. For the first time, we sold out to standing room only for the special Gala Reading.




Photographs courtesy of BlaiseAllen.com.