2018 banner.png

Our partial list of headliners includes:

Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey

10 Years!

Announcing our 10th Massachusetts Poetry Festival, a weekend poetry celebration showcasing the Commonwealth’s contemporary poetry scene—Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, held in beautiful downtown Salem.

The festival will host nearly 100 poetry readings and workshops, a small press and literary fair, panels, poetry slams, and open-air readings. More than 150 poets will engage with thousands of New Englanders. Help us celebrate 10 years of Mass Poetry in style! Stay tuned for updates and ways to get involved.

Check back for updates. Schedule will be posted in February.

Advertise in Our Program Book
Support the Massachusetts Poetry Festival by purchasing an ad in our 2018 Poetry Festival Program Book. We welcome queries from publishers, writing programs, organizations, and individuals. Send an email to info@masspoetry.org  for more information.

Small Press and Literary Fair
Our Small Press and Literary Fair will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., located along the Pedestrian Mall between Peabody Essex Museum and Museum Place Mall.

Want to book a table at the Small Press Fair? Presses, writing programs, and individual poets—contact us for more info. Send your queries to mp@masspoetry.org.

Volunteers will receive free entry to all three days of the festival as a thank you for your work. Register here!