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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH SPECIAL NEWS:
During National Poetry Month, we are pleased to share an outstanding festival event with you. This is the first time we've filmed any of our events. In partnership with The Cortland Review, and award-winning filmmaker, Guy Shehar, we are pleased to share the interview conducted by editor, Ginger Murchison with past Poet Laureate, Billy Collins at the 9th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival.
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Join us in Delray Beach, January 20-25, 2014, to celebrate poetry at the 10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, 2014!
In partnership with Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida, the festival features six days of reading events, craft lectures, and poetry workshops, with some of the most extraordinary and engaging poets in America.
Featured poets appearing at the festival in 2014 will include: Nick Flynn, Carolyn Forché, Linda Gregg, Thomas Lux, Campbell McGrath, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mary Rueﬂe, and Tim Seibles. Our special guest is Natasha Trethewey, the current Poet Laureate of the United States. Featured Performance Poets are Glinis Redmond and Taylor Mali.
While poets from over 30 states and beyond, participate in morning workshops with the extraordinary faculty throughout the week, each afternoon, public events begin with afternoon talks on the craft of poetry, open mic events for participants, and evening readings. On Saturday, all of the featured poets will participate in a Beloved Poem panel and we celebrate the end of the festival with a Coffee House performance event on Saturday night.
Join us and experience some of the finest American poets writing in America today. Take the time to focus on your work with outstanding teachers of craft who have been recognized as masters of art and appreciation of poetry.
Details and updates are forthcoming on the 10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, 2014.
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley, The Windler Group of Atlanta, the Culltural Council of Palm Beach County and the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County, The Palm Beach Post, WXEL Classical South Florida, and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller. All events take place in the Crest Theatre and Vintage Gymnasium of Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square in Delray Beach. The 7th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was underwritten, in part, by an Arts Challenge Grant in 2010 from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For its support, we are eternally grateful.