2016 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 18-23, 2016 at Delray Beach Center for the Arts in beautiful downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Six days and evenings of extraordinary poetry events featuring America’s most award-winning and engaging poets: readings, craft talks, interviews and panel discussions, workshops and more.

Workshop admission is by application. Festival events are open to the public and tickets are available for purchase online from the Schedule of Public Events page.

Audiences and participants from all over the United States and abroad will experience the best of the best poetry has to offer. The 2016 workshop faculty includes: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Carol Frost, Thomas Lux, Tom Sleigh, Mary Szybist, and Kevin Young. Special Guest is Robert Hass, and performance poets are Dominique Christina and Mark Kelly Smith, founder of the poetry slam. Conference Faculty are Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison.