Established 2014
Director: Dr. Kim Bridgford
Non-profit since Dec. 2015


Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, will take place from 12 p.m. Tuesday May 22 to 3 p.m. Friday May 25th 2018 at The Mercy by the Sea Center, Madison, Connecticut.

Poetry by the Sea Schedule 2018

The 2018 keynote speaker is Rita Dove.

Three-Day Workshops: Dan Brown, Jehanne Dubrow and Moira Egan, Anna M. Evans, Joshua Mehigan

Two-Day Workshops: Mahogany Browne, Clare Rossini

One-Day Workshops: Rafael Campo, Allison Joseph, Timothy Steele, Marilyn Taylor, Jon Tribble

Spotlight Readers: Barbara Crooker, Carmen Giménez Smith, Kwame Dawes, and Adrian Matejka

Featured Poet: Don Share, Second Poetry by the Sea Lecturer

Full 2018 conference schedule

Poetry by the Sea Schedule 2017

The 2017 keynote speaker was Kevin Young.

Poetry by the Sea Schedule 2016

The 2016 keynote speaker was Kimiko Hahn.

The farewell show featured Quentin Talley's production of Russell Going's epic poem The Children of Children Keep Coming.

Visit our archive to check out descriptions of the 2016 workshops and seminars, and meet our world-class faculty. In addition, we had a reading under the stars for Kate Light, the Poetry by the Sea lecture by Ange Mlinko, a tribute to June Jordan at 80, and panels & readings with speakers such as Todd Boss, Marilyn Nelson, Richard Blanco, January Gill O'Neill, Julie Kane, Greg Pardlo, Micheal O'Siadhail, Quincy R. Lehr and many more.

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Review 2016 schedule

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