Events
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 - Friday, February 28th, 2020

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites you to submit an original poem inspired by the Art Couture Exhibition at Old School Square’s Cornell Art Museum. Five cash prizes and five honorable mentions will be selected by contest judge, Stephen Gibson. First Prize: $100.00; Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Prizes: 4 awards of $25.00 each; Five Honorable Mentions. Entries that win cash prizes will be published in the May issue of South Florida Poetry Journal, while all top 10 poems will be published online and announced in press releases. The works in Art Couture: The Intersection of Fashion and Art focus on … Read more >

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Major Jackson: Imagining What We Cannot See: Poems of Great Description Jessica Jacobs: Blah, Blah, Love: How to Write Love Poems That Don’t Suck   Read more >

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Festival Workshop Participants Read in the Crest Theatre, Free and Open to the Public Audience, Open Mic for Registered Workshop Participants only. Read more >

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings by Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, and Reginald Gibbons, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Friday, January 24th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Maggie Smith: The Golden Repair: Embracing Brokenness and Error in the Poem Adrian Matejka: Poet Malone Didn’t Ask First: Permission vs. Appropriation in Persona Poetry.     Read more >

Friday, January 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Festival Workshop Participants Read in the Crest Theatre, Free and Open to the Public Audience, Open Mic for Registered Workshop Participants only. Read more >

Friday, January 24th, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening of poetry with 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner Patricia Smith, our 2020 Poet-at-Large, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    A Festival Favorite! All faculty poets share and discuss beloved poems that have been influential in their lives and in their writing. Moderated by Jen Karetnick and followed by Q&A. Read more >

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Lorna Blake Sally Bliumis-Dunn Angela Narciso Torres Read more >

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 8:15pm - 10:15pm

Reading with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Major Jackson, and David Kirby, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >