The 2008 Palm Beach Poetry Festival - A Photo Essay
Thanks to Marie-Elizabeth Mundheim and Molly Sutton Kiefer (http://www.mollysuttonkiefer.com/) for contributing their Indestructible Eyes!
Kudos, too, to Miles Coon, Susan Williamson, and Laura McDermott who organized the week and made sure the festival was an exceptional experience for both faculty and participants.
Please visit their website: http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/
This year's faculty included Kim Addonizio, Claudia Emerson, Major Jackson, Thomas Lux, Campbell McGrath, Malena Mörling, Sharon Olds, and C.K. Williams. Florida poets Lola Haskins and Spencer Reece gave memorable readings. Roger Bonair-Agard and Marty McConnell rock the stage during the late-night of the festival and brought the house down.
A record-breaking 96 poets enrolled as festival participants.
Major Jackson's books of poems are Holding Company (2010, Norton) and Hoops (2006, Norton), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (2002, University of Georgia Press), which was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems and was a finalist for the National Book...