Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2014
April 10 - April 13, 2014
This FREE festival, now in its 14th year, is a partnership involving The Boston Public Library, Kaji Aso Studio, and Tapestry of Voices.
LOCATION: The Boston Public Libriary & Old South Church
This year, the Festival begins at 7:30 pm Thursday evening with a "Poetry, Music & Dance" concert upstairs at Old South Church. (This event is produced by Berklee College of Music professor Lucy Holstedt.)
Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, 15 "Keynote Poets" read at the Boston Public Library's "Commonwealth Salon" room. These featured writers include David Ferry (National Book Award), Diana Der-Hovanessian (Barcelona Peace Prize), and Lloyd Schwartz (Pulitzer Prize).
Saturday & Sunday, (April 12 & 13), 60 established & emerging poets read at the B.P.L.'s Rabb Hall. They include Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish, National Poetry Slam winner Regie O. Gibson, Rep. Denise Provost, Charles Coe, CD Collins, January O'Neil, philosopher/ poet Ifyeani Menkiti, and several gifted Boston high school students.
There are Open Mics Saturday AND Sunday. There is also a free poetry workshop, led by noted poet Tom Daley. For more details on times, locations, etc., go to: bostonnationalpoetry.wix.com/poetry
"Who will be your favorite poets this year?"