Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 19-24, 2015

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!!News Alert: February 18th:!! See Art Loft tonite at 7:30 pm: WPBT Miami's South Florida Arts Program. A feature on the Festival includes talks with U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, featured poets Carolyn Forché, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Tim Seibles, and our Founder, Miles Coon. 7:30 pm PBS WPBT-Miami.

11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 19-24, 2015! Details forthcoming.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 10th Annual Festival! Dedicated to the memory of Kurt Brown, our 10th year of celebrating poetry will continue throughout the year. Stay tuned for upcoming special events and news of the next festival upcoming in January 2015.**

The 10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was celebrated in Delray Beach, 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.

The lineup of some of America's most celebrated poets included: faculty, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nick Flynn, Carolyn Forché, Linda Gregg, Thomas Lux, Campbell McGrath, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mary Ruefle, and Tim Seibles; and featured poets Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, performance poets Taylor Mali and Glenis Redmond. Additional faculty includes: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Traci Brimhall, and Ginger Murchison.


A very special community of poets who travel from all over the country participated in the festival week. Morning workshops with extraordinary faculty -- afternoon public events including special guest, U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey interviewed by Chard deNiord, and featured in her gala reading. All faculty poets participated in a Beloved Poem panel, beautiful evening readings, and the Coffee House performances by Taylor Mali and Glenis Redmond, who also visited local high schools reaching out to record numbers of students.

Our audiences experience some of the most celebrated American poets writing in America today up-close, outstanding teachers of craft who have been recognized as masters of the art and appreciation of poetry. Follow us at events upcoming during the year and in news as we continue to celebrate poetry in our tenth year!


The Palm Beach Po
etry Festival is presented in partnership with the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and is generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley, The Windler Group of Atlanta, GA, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, The Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County; the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County, The Palm Beach Post, a grant from Visit Florida, WLRN-FM, and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival in 2010 received an Arts Challenge Grant from the
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and in 2011 was presented with The Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization (with a budget under $500,000) by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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All festival events take place in the Crest Theatre and the Vintage Gymnasium of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, a national historic site, blocks from the beach at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida.