Current Events
Thursday, October 15th, 2020 - Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

The 17th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites all Palm Beach County High School Students to send in one original poem. The winner will receive $200 and a pair of tickets to the virtual Friday night reading event featuring Poet At Large Brian Turner The four runners up will each receive $100 and a pair of tickets to the virtual Friday night reading event All winners receive a one-year subscription to Poets and Writers Literary Journal All of the prize-winning poems will be posted on the festival website: palmbeachpoetryfestival.org and will be included in press releases Prize winners will … Read more >

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Craft Talks with Kevin Prufer & Martha Rhodes 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. Each poet will discuss poetic craft for 30 minutes, followed by a collaborative Q & A session with the audience. Read more >

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 - 1:30am

Special Guest, and master poet, Gregory Orr will be interviewed by Laure-Anne Bosselaar. Followed by Q&A.     Read more >

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 4:00am - 6:00am

  Poets Traci Brimhall and Tim Seibles will kick off the 2021 Festival with virtual readings of their brilliant poems, with a curated Q & A to follow.                 Read more >

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm

More to come soon about this reading. Read more >

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 10:00pm - 11:30pm

  Craft Talk with David Baker: Subtlety and the Sublime  Craft Talk with Vievee Francis: The Personal ‘I’: Why and How Our Lives Matter in the Poem Each poet will lecture on craft for 30 minutes, followed by a collaborative Q & A session with the audience. Read more >

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 4:00am - 5:30am

Special Guest Poet Gregory Orr will perform his Beloved poetry cycle accompanied by the musical group, The Parkington Sisters. Read more >

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Workshop participants share one poem with each other. Scholars and Fellows read for five minutes. Read more >

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Craft Talk with Traci Brimhall: Love Is in the Repetition Craft Talk with Eduardo C. Corral: Pouring Language into New Containers: Rethinking the Poetic Line Each poet will discuss poetic craft for 30 minutes, followed by a collaborative Q & A with audience. Read more >

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 4:00am - 6:00am

  Poets Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Kevin Prufer and Martha Rhodes read from their collections and new poetry. Read more >