The 7th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival took place January 17-22, 2011 at Old School Square in Delray Beach. 2011 Faculty included Stuart Dischell, Jane Hirsfield, Thomas Lux, Heather McHugh, Vijay Seshadri, Alan Shapiro, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and C.D. Wright. Special Guest Reader was former US Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky. The Performance Poets were David Blair and Taylor Mali. Participants from over 30 states, U.K., British Columbia and the Bahamas attended the festival. Two public events sold out, including Robert Pinsky’s reading where he mesmerized the audience as he performed his poems with the Paul Tardiff Jazz Trio. The Festival also sponsored, The Image, Poetry and Photography, an exhibition of photographs inspired by lines from the poems of the featured festival poets.
NOW LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE with STUART DISCHELL
ENLARGING POEMS with JANE HIRSHFIELD
WORD BY WORD, LINE BY LINE with THOMAS LUX
AN ARCHITECTURE OF SENSES with HEATHER MCHUGH
THE PLOT OF THE POEM with VIJAY SESHADRI
THE CRAFT OF POETRY with ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT
WRITING AT THE EDGE OF THINGS with CD WRIGHT