Palm Beach Poetry Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The 17th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will take place January 18-23, 2021 in a totally virtual format. Poetry workshop faculty includes: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Eduardo C. Corral, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes, and Tim Seibles; Special Guest Poet is Gregory Orr accompanied by the Parkington Sisters, and our Poet At Large is Brian Turner.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is dedicated  to fostering the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of  poetry featuring  America‚Äôs finest poets. Festival workshop faculty are renowned for their award-winning work and their excellence as teachers of craft. The  festival offers a world-class, life-enriching series of poetry events for our audiences and participants. 

The festival also offers one-on-one manuscript conferences, which you may reserve with your application. Conference providers include: Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres.

Our Community Outreach includes the Annual High School Poetry Contest for students in Palm Beach County High Schools. (see below)

Visit our website for upcoming faculty and workshop descriptions:

Festival Workshop Admission is by application. Individual ticketed and free events are open to the public. For more information and complete guidelines, visit

Palm Beach Poetry Festival