Past Events
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Evening reading with Special Guest Poet Charles Simic, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Gala is a fundraiser and celebration of all the poets at the festival, participants and featured poets. Admission is by invitation.  Read more >

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Lynn Emanuel – “How and why do I put this page next to that page?” Daisy Fried – “’…ice/is also great/And would suffice’*: What’s the Use of Coolness and Dispassion in Poetry?” Read more >

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Readings with Tina Chang, Terrance Hayes & Martha Rhodes, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building.   Read more >

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    We are honored to have Charles Simic as our Special Guest for an Interview by David Baker, and his Gala Reading at the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival.         Read more >

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Dorianne Laux – “The Brilliance of the Simple Line” Carl Phillips- “Pattern Has a Way of Making Meaning” Read more >

Monday, January 16th, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Short introductory and organizational workshop session after Welcome Reception. Read more >

Monday, January 16th, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Participants and auditors join faculty and staff for meet and greet with refreshments and opening night announcements. Read more >

Monday, January 16th, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Palm Beach Poetry Festival High School poetry contest winners will pick up awards and participate in a reading of their winning poems. Read more >

Monday, January 16th, 2017 - Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 12:00pm

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites you to submit an original poem inspired by the “FISH TALES Exhibit at the Delray Beach Historical Society! As anglers cast into the mysterious lake of possibility seeking perfectly scaled gems, writers cast into the sea of language seeking the perfect word or phrase. Those quests are sometimes frustrating and often challenging, but regardless of results, they are always rewarding: having examined our deepest worries and wonders while writing or fishing, poets and anglers alike often produce memorable tales. from: The Poetry of Fishing, by Chris Justice, in “The Tackle Box” Fish Tales refers … Read more >