New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair, 2017

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for a panel, group reading, or for an individual reader. Thanks to you NOPF is going to be a grand success again this year. We have now filled all the panel and reading slots. If you submitted a proposal as an individual reader, you'll be notified by mid-February.

We have posted the complete, though still tentative, schedule, here. Please do remember that the schedule is still tentative; it's quite a complicated puzzle to put together, and we will likely be making adjustments into early April. But do check it out to see the fabulous line-up. Click on an event and you will see its description, except for the few that are still under construction.

Our venue for NOPF17, the New Orleans Healing Center:

NOHC is located at 2372 St. Claude, right down the street from the Arts Estuary where the fest was held last year. The Small Press Fair will be in the lobby and open to the public. There are lots of amenities in close proximity, including several restaurants. Café Istanbul, which will host our midday and evening feature events, as well as other panels and workshops, is inside NOHC.


Latest program additions and highlights.

Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day, and surely it is a good year to remember that. We have at least two events on that day with ecological themes:

The Poetics of Climate Change: Poetry in the Anthropocene, and

Earth, Water, and Sky: A Bilingual Anthology of Ecological Poetry, book launch and reading

Other highlights:

Animals in the Afterlife

SGV Food Club: Gathering and Building Community

Workshop: Guerillaista Publishing: Activism Through Libritos & Broadside Posters

Coven Press / Bloof Books reading and table

Black Radish Press reading and table

Sundress Publications Reading and table

Xavier Review at 35

Mythology of the Mundane: Poetry of Domestic Fabulism

Not Having Feelings is Boring: Book-Length Autobiographical Poetics and the Avant-Garde

Workshop in Translation led by Peter Thompson, editor of Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation

Sacred Grove Reading

Won't You Celebrate With Me-- Reading

Horror in Contemporary Poetics

Luis Bravo and Martín Barea Mattos from Uruguay

The return of Rodger Kamenetz's Dreams and Poetry Workshop.

Tyrone Williams will be one of our featured guests, as will Lee Herrick, Lisa Samuels, Paul Hoover, Martin Barea Mattos, and many more...

Lavender Ink / Diálogos Reading

Trembling Pillow Press Reading

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Basic Schedule for 2017

Thursday April 20  Opening Party: Poets with Bands (Café Istanbul, 7:30)
Friday April 21  Readings, Panels, Workshops, Book Tables, Open Mic Performances, etc. (NOHC, 10-4:30) Evening feature performances (Café Istanbul, 7:00)
Saturday April 22  Readings, Panels, Workshops, Book Tables, Open Mic Performances, etc. (NOHC, 10-4:30) Evening feature performances (Café Istanbul, 7:00)
Sunday April 23  Walking tours and more. Grand Finale Open Mic (Maple Leaf Bar, 3:00)

We are now on Twitter @nolapoetry.

If you would like to see some video highlights from last year, search for us on Youtube.