The 17th Annual Festival, took place January 18-23, 2021–our first virtual festival and included six days and evenings of workshops, readings, interview, craft talks, panel discussion, social events, and so much more.

Featured poets were: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Eduardo C. Corral, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes, and Tim Seibles. Featured Poets: Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Angela Narciso Torres, Karin De Weille and Brian Turner. Special Guest: Gregory Orr and the Parkington Sisters performed The Beloved: A Poetry & Song Cycle in three parts.