The Festival

Presently in our 12th year, the Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival is presented in partnership with Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida. Our audiences experience America’s best poets up-close … powerful, moving voices … at the festival in January, and throughout the year in our Community Outreach Program.

The 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will kick off January 16-21, 2017. Applications for 2017 will open in June 2016. Workshop Faculty for 2017 include: David Baker, Tina Chang, Lynn Emanuel, Daisy Fried, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Thomas Lux, Carl Phillips, Martha Rhodes. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript conferences, panel discussion, social events and so much more.

The festival week includes six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, conferences, panel discussion, social events and so much more. This year’s Special Guest is Charles Simic, past U.S. poet laureate and National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner. Programs off site throughout the week will include the High School Poetry Program in which performing poets visit schools in Palm Beach County.

Plan to apply to attend a workshop today and  to focus on your work with an extraordinary faculty leader.