66th Annual Poetry Festival

Poetry Society of Tennessee (PST) holds an annual poetry festival for members and guests. Join us for a celebration of poets and poetry from Tennessee and beyond.

Festival Details

This free event will be held April 15, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern via Zoom. PST members and guests will be provided a link.

The event will feature a workshop and poetry reading.

Festival Workshop

Rick Hilles will present a workshop for attendees, entitled, “A Writer’s Life: Getting Started, Keeping Going, Getting Started Again.”

About the Presenter

Rick Hilles is the author of several poetry collections, including Brother Salvage, winner of the 2005 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and named 2006 Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine, and A Map of the Lost World, a finalist for the Ohioana Poetry Prize, and, most recently, My Roberto Clemente. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, Literary Imagination, Poetry, Narrative, The Nation, New Letters, The New Republic, Paris Review, Salmagundi, Smartish Pace, Southern Review, and Tar River Poetry. He teaches in the English department and MFA program at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville, TN and in Carrboro, NC.

Festival Reading

The event will also feature a poetry reading of poetry submitted to PST in response to a recent call for submissions or an earlier contest.

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