Amherst Poetry Festival

The Amherst Poetry Festival, which includes the annual Emily Dickinson Museum Poetry Marathon, takes place annually in September to celebrate the literary legacy and contemporary creativity of the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Founded in 2013, the Festival has featured hundreds of contemporary poets including James Tate, Martín Espada, Bianca Stone, Kaveh Akbar, Shayla Lawson, and Ocean Vuong.

Save the date for the 2019 Amherst Poetry Festival: September 19-22, 2019

 

Amherst Poetry Festival