Palm Beach Poetry 2021 Festival Staff & Faculty on Zoom

The Festival is pleased to announce that we will Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Reprise of the 17th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival events on our YouTube Channel, 2021 Festival Reprise Events Playlist, throughout April 2021.

The 17th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held in January for the first time on Zoom due to the global pandemic.

The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and social events for poets and the public. Workshop faculty included poets: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Eduardo C. Corral, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes & Tim Seibles. Additional Faculty included: Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Angela Narciso Torres, Brian Turner, and Karin De Weille. Special Guest was Gregory Orr with the Parkington Sisters presenting The Beloved: A Poetry & Song Cycle.

2021 Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival (Reprise) Playlist Schedule (Eastern Time)

Festival YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PalmBeachPoetryFestival

2021 Festival Craft Talks Reprise    3:00 pm /Mondays in April

Monday, April 5, 2021 3:00 pm

Kevin Prufer: The Music of Poetry

Martha Rhodes: Taking the Temperature: 98.6 to 1200 to 58 degrees and rising—dipping the thermometer into our poems.


Monday, April 12, 2021 3:00 pm

David Baker: Subtlety and the Sublime

Vievee Francis: The Personal “I”: Why and How Our Lives Matter in The Poem


Monday, April 19, 2021 3:00 pm

Traci Brimhall: Love Is in The Repetition


Monday, April 26, 2021 3:00 pm

Tim Seibles: Texture in Poetry: Satin vs. Corduroy

Karin de Weille: Exploring Metaphor: The Extraordinary Range of Possibilities


Special Festival Events Reprise    7:30 pm / Thursdays in April

Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:30 pm
Gregory Orr Interview by Laure-Anne Bosselaar


Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:30 pm
Thomas Lux Memorial Reading with Special Guest Gregory Orr with the Parkington Sisters presenting an original music and poetry performance of The Beloved: A Poetry & Song Cycle.
[first presented by the Geraldine R. Dodge Festival] [Videography: Lee Gladstone, Gladstone Multimedia]


Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:30 pm
Beloved Poems Panel: Tim Seibles, Martha Rhodes, Kevin Prufer, David Baker, Traci Brimhall, Eduardo C. Corral, Vievee Francis, & Laure-Anne Bosselaar. Moderated by Nickole Brown


EVENING READINGS REPRISE: 4:00 pm / Saturday Afternoons in April

Saturday, April 3, 2021 4:00 pm
Conference Faculty Reading: Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs & Angela Narciso Torres

Saturday, April 10, 2021 4:00 pm
Kickoff Reading: Traci Brimhall, Tim Seibles & Brian Turner


Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:00 pm
Mid-Week Reading: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Kevin Prufer & Martha Rhodes


Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:00 pm
Final Reading: David Baker, Vievee Francis & Eduardo C. Corral


The Festival will partner with Palm Beach County Schools to feature Brian Turner, Poet-At-Large for a live-streamed reading event, April 23rd at 1:45 pm. Stay tuned for more information on this performance.

The COVID global pandemic has affected each of us in so many ways. In the face of all fear, loss, upheaval and isolation, we we learned again What we always known. Poetry will always bring us together … especially at the Festival. We hope you will join us for a reprise of the 2021 festival throughout the month of April.

Won’t you also support our programming as we navigate these challenging times? No donation is too small, and will help to make it possible for us to continue …Visit: https://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/support-the-festival/give-now/