Faculty & Featured Poets

The 2017 Festival Faculty included poetry writing workshop faculty: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Tina Chang, Lynn Emanuel, Daisy Fried, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Carl Phillips, Martha Rhodes, and Special Guest Charles Simic. Conference Faculty included: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison. Performance events featured The Mayhem Poets, Mason Granger & Scott Raven. The festival was held for the 13th year at Old School Square in Delray Beach Florida, January 16-21, 2017. Visit our 2017 Festival Highlights page for photos and comments on another extraordinary week of poetry, poets, and poetry events.

 

Workshop Faculty
LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR
LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, of Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry, and of A New Hunger selected as an ALA Notable ... Read more >
2018 WORKSHOP WITH LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR
Workshop Description forthcoming. Read more >
GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, Apocalyptic Swing, was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her poems have been featured in The New York Times, Boston Review, ... Read more >
2018 WORKSHOP with GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI
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BETH ANN FENNELLY
Beth Anne Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Mississippi. Her first book of poetry, Open House, won the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize and the Great Lakes College ... Read more >
2018 WORKSHOP WITH BETH ANNE FENNELLY
Workshop description forthcoming. Read more >
ROSS GAY
Ross Gay was born on August 1, 1974 in Youngstown, Ohio. He received a BA in English/Art from Lafayette College, an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and a PhD in English from Temple ... Read more >
2018 WORKSHOP WITH ROSS GAY
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RODNEY JONES
Rodney Jones’s Salvation Blues is his eighth book of poetry, shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, 2007. Previous collections include Kingdom of the Instant: Poems (2004); Elegy for the Southern Drawl (1999); Things That Happen ... Read more >
2018 WORKSHOP WITH RODNEY JONES
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AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL
AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL is Professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature. Recent honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the ... Read more >
2018 WORKSHOP WITH AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL
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TIM SEIBLES
TIM SEIBLES is the author of several poetry collections including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Buffalo Head Solos. His first book, Body Moves, (1988) has just been re-released by Carnegie Mellon U. Press in their Contemporary Classics ... Read more >
2018 WORKSHOP WITH TIM SEIBLES
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CHARD deNIORD
CHARD deNIORD is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), and Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). ... Read more >
ALL THINGS COUNTER, ORIGINAL, SPARE, STRANGE with CHARD deNIORD
This workshop will combine generative prompts and close critiquing of at least three poems by each student. We will focus on the lyric and lyrical narrative, concentrating in particular on “the news that stays news” in a world that has become inundated with news. We will entertain such questions as: what is the nature of the postmodern lyric? How best to incorporate information into the lyric? Can the parts of a lyric in today’s synchronic environment still resonate as transcendent “broken music”? In our attempts to capture a fresh voice and electric economy, we will explore innovative ways in received ... Read more >