The 17th Palm Beach Poetry Festival will take place January 18-23, 2021 and will be held virtually. Workshop and featured 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 “The Beloved: A Poetry & Song Cycle with The Parkington Sisters. Poet At Large is Brian Turner, and faculty readers and presenters also include: Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Angela Narciso Torres and Karin De Weille.

Tickets are on sale now! 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 we come together for this series of world-class poetry events.

At the festival, we are always creating opportunities to come together and connect in new ways, especially during this time of social distancing. 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, and social events with our award winning-faculty and special guests. To welcome 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, whether in the flesh or virtually.