Current Events
Monday, January 10th, 2022 - Saturday, January 15th, 2022 11:59pm

This 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival $100 All 2022 Festival Events Package includes admission to six readings, four craft talks, one interview, and one panel discussion, all at a reduced cost during the Festival week, January 10-15, 2022. Visit the full 2022 Schedule for reading description, individual dates, and times. If you would like to purchase individual event tickets for admission, please return to the 2022 Schedule to select events one-by-one. Read more >

Monday, January 10th, 2022 - Saturday, January 15th, 2022 11:59pm

This 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival $30 All Craft Talks Package includes admission to each of the four afternoon Craft Talks during the Festival week, January 10-15, 2022. Visit the Full 2022 Schedule for event dates, descriptions, and featured poets. All Craft Talks begin at 2:00 pm EST. If you would like to purchase individual event tickets for admission, please return to the 2022 Schedule to select events one-by-one. Read more >

Monday, January 10th, 2022 - Saturday, January 15th, 2022 11:59pm

This 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival $40 All Readings Package includes admission to each of the six evening readings during the Festival week, January 10-15, 2022. Visit the Full 2022 Schedule for reading description, individual dates, and times. If you would like to purchase individual event tickets for admission, please return to the 2022 Schedule to select events one-by-one.   Read more >

Monday, January 10th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

All workshops meet in designated virtual classrooms for a one-hour organization and introductions session. Read more >

Monday, January 10th, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm

      Don’t miss the literary prowess of our Conference Faculty Poets: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Lorna Knowles Blake, and Angela Narciso Torres. One of the highlights of last year’s festival. Virtual book signings will follow the reading in Murder On The Beach, our Festival Virtual Bookstore. This reading is free, but you must still register for a ticket for admission. Read more >

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm

“The world is what we perceive and half create…” with Mark Doty The phrase I’ve used as a title for this talk is from Wordsworth, who’s thinking here about how subjective perception is, and how our expectations, values and emotions shape what we see and hear. A central part of poetry’s work is the attempt to capture in language something of how it feels to be alive. How does that happen? Through every aspect of the poet’s craft, of course — but one key element is the representation of perception. In this talk we’ll look at some exemplary poems that model consciousness by revealing perception as a dynamic process, … Read more >

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Yusuf Komunyakka, 2022 Special Guest Poet, will discuss his life, poetry and whatever else Laure-Anne Bosselaar, poet, permanent workshop faculty and consummate interviewer, manages to draw from this gifted poet. Do expect to be surprised and delighted.   Read more >

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm

This year’s Kick-Off Faculty Reading features Kim Addonizio, Chard deNiord and Matthew Olzmann. Conference Faculty Poet Lorna Knowles Blake will introduce the poets. Kim and Matthew recently published new poetry collections, so prepare to be wowed. Virtual book signings will follow the reading in Murder On The Beach, our Festival Virtual Bookstore. Read more >

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Yes, And: Poems of Inquiry and Fruition with Yona Harvey How do we meet the goals for our poems without abandoning the scared and mysterious qualities within us, within our artistic practices, and within the poems themselves? Perhaps the answer lies in investigating our goals and their origin stories: Are they rooted in “sources of power and care” or in a facile acceptance of what we’ve been told we should be writing? Though not religious in nature, this talk will draw upon a few sacred texts and writings of spiritual thinkers. Poems by Lucille Clifton, Yusef Komunyakaa, Cherene Sherrard, and … Read more >

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Yusef Komunyakaa is our featured Thomas Lux Memorial Poet for the 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. On Tuesday, January 11th, Komunyakaa will sit for a conversation with poet and consummate interviewer, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who inspires the most original and interesting stories from our special guests. On the evening of Wednesday, January 12th, he will deliver the Thomas Lux Memorial Reading. From Neon Vernacular, his 1994 Pulitzer Prizing winning collection, to his new collection, Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth, New and Selected Poems, 2001-2021, Yusef Komunyakaa’s voice remains a vital presence in the world of poetry. Located at Maya Lin’s … Read more >