Roxbury Poetry Festival
The inaugural festival is happening on June 5, 2021, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 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 a local hip hop artist. The festival is free and open to the public.
Due to the pandemic and the goal to ensure a public health-conscious space, the majority of this year’s festival will take place online. If public health guidance permits, some events will take place outdoors. All in-person events for the festival will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 public health guidance