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Roxbury Poetry Festival

Join us and Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola for Boston's inaugural Roxbury Poetry Festival on June 5, 2021.

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.

Learn more about the festival

10:00am - 9:00pm
Online
Boston, MA 02119
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
Event Type:
Art
Posted:
2021-06-05T10:00:00 - 2021-06-05T21:00:00