The sixth Massachusetts Poetry Festival will be held May 2-4, 2014 in downtown Salem. Here’s a partial list of the extraordinary poets coming to what promises to be our best festival yet.
Kim Addonizio • Lucie Brock-Broido • Rafael Campo • Carol Ann Duffy • Oliver de la Paz • Cornelius Eady • Rhina Espaillat • Forrest Gander • David Ferry • Li-Young Lee • Philip Levine • Susan Rich • Vivian Shipley • C.D. Wright
And we’re not done yet! We are still adding to this amazing lineup. Stay tuned in the next weeks and months for more announcements on the featured poets joining us in May. Visit our website for updates and news about the festival.
Philip Levine was the 18th U.S. Poet Laureate for 2011–2012. Most recently, he was the recipient of the 2013 Wallace Stevens Award for proven mastery in the art of poetry by the Academy of American Poets.
Deadline for Program Proposals Approaching
This festival thrives because of the dynamic programming created from the panels, workshops, discussions, music and visual arts created by you, the poets. Please submit your proposal ideas by October 30 through our online submission form. Read more about submitting a proposal.
Student Day of Poetry 2014 Headliners Announced
Our Student Day of Poetry line-up is so star-studded you'd think we're astrologers. We are thrilled to announce that Adam Gottlieb, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Jamele Adams aka Harlym 1two5, and Phil Kaye, Sarah Kay, and Franny Choi from Project V.O.I.C.E. will be taking the stage and leading workshops on Friday, March 21st at UMass Boston. Teachers and poetry group leaders, register here.