The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

May 2nd, 2018

What Rhymes with Best? Mass Poetry Fest!

Launched as a recognition event 10 years ago to “pay tribute to the poets and writers of the past while experiencing the creative energy of today’s literary artists,” the Massachusetts Poetry Festival has since become the nation’s largest such annual event. It showcases nearly 100 poetry readings & workshops, a small press and literary fair, […]

April 23rd, 2017

Poetry Rules Supreme, On The Salem Ma Scene

Poetry is a bouquet, and just as a bouquet of flowers may be filled with colors, shapes, and scents, so to is a poem a blend of words, rhythms, and sounds. This will be evident May 5-7th when the 9th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival welcomes many of America’s most admired poets to a celebration of […]

April 29th, 2016

Poetry in Motion Being Showcased in Salem

We understand, you worked on Friday and missed the first day of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. But fear not, ’tis more than one day in length. It will be shared among attendees on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend! Here are a couple of links you might want to keep handy when you arrive. There […]

April 23rd, 2016

Poetry Festival In Year Eight; Witness Words Come Alive, Mark the Date

Poetry in all its forms will be on active display April 29-May 1 as the 8th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival presents a diverse schedule of events and speakers in various Salem venues. Among the events will be nearly 100 poetry readings and worksho…

April 23rd, 2016

Poetry Festival In Year Eight; Witness Words Come Alive, Mark the Date

Poetry in all its forms will be on active display April 29-May 1 as the 8th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival presents a diverse schedule of events and speakers in various Salem venues. Among the events will be nearly 100 poetry readings and worksho…

April 30th, 2015

Rhyme Time in Salem; Mass Poetry Festival Returns

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. — William Wordsworth Keep those words in mind as you read, hear, sample, immerse and explore the words of participants to the 7th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival,  which takes place this weekend, May 1-3, in various venues of […]

May 13th, 2011

Poetry on Display at Roost

As I flip through the awesome schedule of poetic events during this weekend’s Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the only exhibit featured in the book is the Poetry Dress, which is on display in the window at Roost on Front Street.

They have created a won…

May 12th, 2011

A Poetic Walking Tour with Salem Historian Jim McAllister

To celebrate the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and Salem’s poetic heritage, Salem historian, author and history columnist Jim McAllister, will offer a lively and entertaining walking tour called Poets, Poetry and Poetic Places in Salem.
The tour wi…

May 12th, 2011

A Poetic Walking Tour with Salem Historian Jim McAllister

To celebrate the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and Salem’s poetic heritage, Salem historian, author and history columnist Jim McAllister, will offer a lively and entertaining walking tour called Poets, Poetry and Poetic Places in Salem.
The tour wi…

May 2nd, 2011

Buy Poetry Festival Buttons in Salem!

Just 11 days remain until the Massachusetts Poetry Festival throws opens its doors in Salem!  We are so excited to be hosting the festival in Salem this year, and would love to be the festival’s permanent home.

Workshops, readings and performa…

April 8th, 2011

Accommodations and Dining for the Mass Poetry Festival

The Poets are coming!  The Poets are coming!!
We are very excited about the Mass Poetry Festival’s move to Salem.  If you are planning to come to Salem for the festival on May 13-14, 2011, you will want to be aware of the promotions being off…

February 23rd, 2011

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival is coming to Salem!

The poets are coming! The poets are coming!
Mark your calendar for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which will come to Salem on May 13 – 14, 2011.  There will be more than thirty programs, workshops, readings, concerts, slams, and a small press …

November 29th, 2010

Mass Poetry Announces Salem as 2011 Massachusetts Poetry Festival Destination

MassPoetry has chosen historic Salem as the location for the third Massachusetts Poetry Festival to be held on May 13 and 14, 2011.  A two day festival that features poetry readings, slams, workshops, a day of poetry for high school students, and …