Save the Date: Mass Poetry Festival is May 13th - 16th

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival returns May 13-16, 2021.


The 2021 Festival will showcase an all-star roster of poets from across the Commonwealth and the country, including more than 50 events in total featuring well over 100+ poets. Headline poets include Victoria Chang, Jos Charles, Martín Espada, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Lang Leav, Khadijah Queen, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ariana Reines, Dara Wier, and more. You can learn more about these poets by going to their headliners page.


In addition to headline readings, panels, workshops and performances, this year’s Festival will include some past favorites, such as the State of Poetry Panel, Small Press Fair, Workshops, Poetry and Yoga, along with new events such as an audio walking tour, a Poetry and Pets event, the 2020 Redo Celebration Ceremony, and an online ekphrastic poetry gallery.


The Student Day of Poetry also returns this year, with nearly 600 students scheduled to participate in writing-generative workshops with the region’s top poets and educators. Read more about the Student Day of Poetry and Festival events for teachers.


Head over to the Mass Poetry Festival website for more information.

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