The 17th Palm Beach Poetry Festival is scheduled for January 18-23, 2021 and will be held virtually. Workshop faculty poets include David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Eduardo C. Corral, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes and Tim Seibles; our Special Guest Poet, Gregory Orr, will perform with The Parkington Sisters; and Poet At Large is Brian Turner.

Applications are now open! Our festival is all about light … the light that we reach for from darkness, and find in poetry … together. We will not succumb to the uncertainties of the pandemic but rather come together for this series of world-class poetry events, whether in the flesh or in cyberspace.

At the festival, we are always creating opportunities to come together and to connect in new ways, especially during this time of social distancing. Very soon we’ll be announcing ways you may reconnect with some of the poets and their poetry presented at past festivals, and news of planning for January 2021. Please continue to follow us on social media for updates and all of our poetry news.

The annual festival offers six days and evenings of extraordinary workshops, talks on craft, Q&A, panel discussions, readings, book signings, and social events with our award winning-faculty and special guests. Welcoming poets from all over the United States and abroad for our annual gathering of poets and poetry lovers in beautiful Delray Beach is our great joy and pleasure. Our experience and our goal is always to be inspired and share what we know in our hearts: Poetry Brings Us Together.