2019 Poet At Large: Tyehimba Jess

For the first time, the festival will feature a Poet At Large. The role of the Poet At Large will be to appear for a special evening reading on Friday, January 25th, as well as to present to high school students throughout Palm Beach Country during festival week. This year’s Poet At Large is Tyehimba Jess, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his book, Olio. We anticipate that this program will reach one of the largest festival audiences in our history. It is an honor to welcome Tyehimba Jess who brings poetry and history alive for us through a nationally and internationally recognized achievement in his most recent book, Olio.