Palm Beach Poetry Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival takes place January 16-21, 2017 in Delray Beach Florida. Poetry workshop faculty includes: David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Tina Chang, Lynn Emanuel, Daisy Fried, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Carl Phillips, Martha Rhodes, and Special Guest Charles Simic, and performance poets are The Mayhem Poets. Conference Faculty: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is dedicated to fostering the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of poetry featuring America’s 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.

Regular Applications are now closed, but you may purchase tickets to attend individual events at the festival in Delray Beach. Visit our website: http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.

You may attend any of our ticketed and free events at the festival, or enter the 2017 Fish Tales Poetry Contest! Guidelines available below and on our website. The Fish Tales Poetry Contest is open for submissions January 16 - March 1, 2017.