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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.

Originally Published: February 7th, 2008

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...

  1. February 7, 2008
     Rich Villar

    Mmhmm. Nothing like roughing it for the sake of poetry.

  2. February 7, 2008
     Letras Latinas

    Hi Major:
    Because this is a Palm Beach, FL post, please allow me to say, here, that three fine, award-winning poets will be reading their poems in Palm Beach, FL on February 23 in the King Library of the Society of the Four Arts to launch a two-year six city tour:
    Eduardo C. Corral
    Kevin A. González
    Sheryl Luna
    inaugurate "The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry ON TOUR"
    (more info here in events column)
    Special thanks to Richard Blanco for suggesting this FL venue
    FA

  3. February 7, 2008
     Alicia (AE)

    Great pics! I'm jealous.

  4. February 7, 2008
     Molly

    Oh goodness! I didn't know you were going to use non-featured poet pictures as well. :) Looks great! We had a wonderful time.