PBPF-Faculty_2016-cutThe 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival welcomed participants, auditors, local audiences and faculty from over 22 states in the U.S., and three foreign countries.

Poets travelled from as far away as North Dakota and Ireland, and as nearby as Boynton Beach to be a part of this annual Delray Beach event: six days and nights of the most extraordinary poetry events featuring past poet laureate & special guest, Robert Hass, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critic’s Circle and more.


Special Guest, Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate (1995-1997), National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner at his evening Gala Reading


Kevin Young’s Craft Talk: “Throw Your Voice,” interpreted in American Sign Language


National Book Award Winner, Mary Szybist, captivates the audience at her evening reading in the Crest Theatre

PBPF-2016-HSPC-SLIDER_webHigh School Poetry Contest Award Winners
on stage with Festival Staff and Workshop Faculty