Past Festivals
2017 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Faculty poets include: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Tina Chang, Lynn Emanuel, Daisy Fried, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Carl Phillips, Martha Rhodes. Our Special Guest is Charles Simic, past U.S. Poet Laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Griffin Poetry Prize, and MacArthur “genius award.” Performance poets are The Mayhem Poets and Individual Conference Faculty include Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison. The 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will take place in Delray Beach, Florida, January 16-21, 2017. Join us … Read more >

2016 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 18-23, 2016 at Delray Beach Center for the Arts in beautiful downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Six days and evenings of extraordinary poetry events featuring America’s most award-winning and engaging poets: readings, craft talks, interviews and panel discussions, workshops and more. Workshop admission is by application. Festival events are open to the public and tickets are available for purchase online from the Schedule of Public Events page. Audiences and participants from all over … Read more >

2015 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

The 11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held January 19-24, 2015. Our faculty included Chard deNiord, Linda Gregerson, Thomas Lux, Maurice Manning, Molly Peacock, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith, and Robert Wrigley. We presented six days of reading events, interviews, craft lectures, and, of course, poetry workshops. Malcolm London and Rachel McKibbens headlined the annual coffee house and performed for local high school audiences. Additional conference faculty Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison who taught one-on-one conferences. Our very special guest poet … Read more >

2014 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

The 10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held in Delray Beach at Delray Beach Center for the Arts, January 18-24, 2014. Following are the workshops, faculty and featured poets that were with us for the landmark 10th Anniversary Celebration of Poetry at the festival.     Read more >

2013 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

The 9th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held in Delray Beach at Delray Beach Center for the Arts, January 21-26, 2013. Following are the workshops, faculty and featured poets that were with us at the festival. These are the fabulous poets of the 9th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, from left to right: Terrance Hayes, Laura Kasischke, Jane Hirshfield, B.H. Fairchild, Tony Hoagland, Lisa Russ Spaar, Thomas Lux, and Tracy K. Smith. At the far right end stands Festival … Read more >

2012 PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE PREPARE THE 2012 ARCHIVE which is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Read more >

2011 PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE PREPARE THE 2011 ARCHIVE which is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Read more >

2010 PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE PREPARE THE 2010 ARCHIVE which is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Read more >

2009 PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

We appreciate your patience as we update our festival archive. Poets featured at the 2009 Festival were: Denise Duhamel Martin Espada Kelle Groom Michael Hettich Kimiko Hahn Laura Kasischke Thomas Lux Anne Marie Macari Taylor Mali Gregory Orr Lynne Procope Gerald Stern Read more >

2008 PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

We appreciate your patience as we update our festival archives for 2008. Poets featured at the 4th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival were: Kim Addonizio Roger Bonair-Agard Claudia Emerson Lola Haskins Major Jackson Thomas Lux Marty McConnell Campbell McGrath Malena Morling Sharon Olds Spencer Reece C.K. Williams   Read more >

2007 PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL

We appreciate your patience as we update our festival archives for 2007. The poets featured at the 3rd Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival were: MARK DOTY STEPHEN DUNN BARBARA HAMBY DAVID KIRBY DORIANNE LAUX THOMAS LUX JEFFREY MCDANIEL HEATHER MCHUGH ALAN SHAPIRO PATRICIA SMITH QUINCY TROUPE ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT Read more >