The three-day event will bring 1,500 poets and poetry lovers to the city, according to Mayor Kim Driscoll's newsletter, and will showcase a variety of extraordinary local and regional poets.
The event will feature poetry readings, interactive workshops, panel discussions,music, film and visual arts, and performances geared toward a diverse statewide audience.
The Poetry Festival will also include activities like readings by emerging and nationally recognized poets and programming created by the Peabody Essex Museum, an expansive Small Press Fair, a Literary Magazine Fair, poetry slams, poetry-inspired music performanc-es and visual arts, and a poetry train from Boston to Salem to provide both transportation and another venue for poetry.
For more information about the event, please visit www.masspoetry.org.
Justin A. Rice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.