How are we doing?

We like our poetry risky and our spaces safe. Our volunteers, poets, and audiences are important to us. Our festival is an inclusive environment, welcoming all persons along the gender spectrum, all ages, and all racial and cultural backgrounds. Abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.

We also want to encourage an open, ongoing dialogue about our programming and the spaces we create. BIPOC, LBGTQS2+, women, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to connect. We want to hear from you at We’re here to grow together.