13th annual Boston National Poetry Month Festival-April 5-7 at BPL

The 13th annual Boston National Poetry Month Festival welcomes you to a three day regional event Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 2013. This on-growing tradition is a partnership with Tapestry of Voices, the Boston Public Library, and the Kaji Aso Studio.

This major literary program includes over 60 poets,five highly talented high school students- Boston Latin and Boston Arts Academy, and one Harvard student- two open mics and a workshop  facilitated by noted poet Tom Daley.

Festival Hours: Friday, Noon-4:00 P.M.; Sat. 10:00-4:40P.M., Sunday: 1:00P.M.-4:40 P.M. The go to address  for full description and schedule is bostonnationalpoetry.wix.com/poetry. Hope to see YOU there !!

Friday's program will be Noon-4:00P.M. in the Commonwealth Salon Room at the BPL

Ten keynote poets will start this year's poetry festival: David Ferry, winner of the 100,000 Ruth Lilly Prize (2011) and more recently, The National Book Award for poetry, Afaa M. Weaver, one of the foremost African-American Poets writing today- 12 collections and two plays published and produced; Dan Tobin, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Award with six collections published, X.J. Kennedy, eight collections and twenty childrens' books; George Kalogerisn noted poet and nationally  recognized translator, Rhina P. Espaillat national prize-winning poet with thirteen collections and translations and two short story collections, Richard Hoffman, four collections, plus a memoir  and a collection of short stories; Kathleen Spivack, thirteen collections,plus one short story collection and her current memoir,"With Robert Lowell and his Circle";Judith Steinbergh, Brookline Poet Laureate, three collections,  and Christine Casson whos newest collection was published last year.

Saturday and Sunday's program moves to the Library's Rabb Auditorium There will be five highly talented Boston High School Students plus one Harvard Student; Sam Cornish, Boston's Poet Laureate will begin the popular "Poetry Marathon" followed by 55  major and emerging poets, two Open Mikes, and one workshop.