Roxbury Poetry Festival
The Roxbury Poetry Festival is a biennial event centering poetry in Roxbury. The inaugural festival is happening virtually with the exception of two evening events. The festival features several award-winning writers, panelists, and curators, and centers a keynote address from 2020 Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Jericho Brown. The day-long event culminates with:
- a Publisher’s Poetry Slam, sponsored by Button Poetry, that yields a book contract for a local writer, and
- a "Beast The Beat” concert battle highlighting local hip-hop artists.
The festival is free and open to the public.