2016 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival took place 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 featured workshops, readings, craft talks, interviews and panel discussions, workshops and more.

The 2016 workshop faculty included: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Carol Frost, Thomas Lux, Tom Sleigh, Mary Szybist, and Kevin Young. Special Guest is Robert Hass, and coffee house headliners, Dominique Christina and Mark Kelly Smith, who visited, taught and presented in Palm Beach County High Schools. Conference Faculty were Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison.

2016 Workshops included:

Carl Dennis: IT’S YOUR WORK: RECENT POEMS & GENERATING POEMS
Laure-Anne Bosselaar: WAIT… LET ME REPHRASE THIS
Thomas Lux: WORD BY WORD, LINE BY LINE
Tom Sleigh: NEW THRESHOLDS, NEW ANATOMIES!
Mary Szybist: UNSETTLING AND REMAKING
Kevin Young: THE HUNGRY EAR: POEMS OF FOOD, DRINK & DESIRE
Denise Duhamel: LAYING THE FOUNDATION: CONCRETE IMAGERY IN POETRY
Carol Frost: RIVERS THE LIKE SOUL MY GROWN HAS DEEP
Alan Shapiro: REVISION: OPPORTUNITY FOR DISCOVERY AND SURPRISE

2016 Craft Talks included:

Laure-Anne Bosselaar:     Conveying Emotion through Imagery, Address, Personification and Pathetic Fallacy
(A Close Read of “Two Trees” by Larry Levis)
Carl Dennis: “Four Virtues”
Denise Duhamel: It Takes Two: Collaborative Poetry
Carol Frost:  The Imperative in ‘The Emperor of Ice Cream”
Thomas Lux:  Two Sonnets by Bill Knott
Tom Sleigh:  From the Top Down and From Side to Side: Line/Syntax/Stanza
Mary Szybist: Repetition and Resonance
Kevin Young: Throw Your Voice