Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts. We help to broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people’s lives through inspiring verse. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

The 9th Mass Poetry Festival is May 5 - 7

The festival schedule is live! Join us in downtown Salem for nearly 100 poetry readings and workshops, a small press and literary fair, panels, poetry slams, and open-air readings at the 9th Mass Poetry Festival.

2017 Headliners: Louise Glück · Eileen Myles · Kazim Ali · Andrea Cohen · Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic · Ross Gay · Rigoberto González · Aimee Nezhukumatathil · Emily Pettit · Tom Sleigh · Dara Wier

With support from the MCC

With support from the MCC