The Ninth Annual

New Orleans Poetry Festival

Coming April 18-21, 2024 

Today, August 1, 2023, on what feels like and very well may be the hottest day in the history of the planet, we begin taking proposals for NOPF 2024, which will be happening next April, 18-24, with some activities preceding that weekend. We are adding a couple of features to the fest this year, including the NOPF Roadshow, which will be a series of readings at different locations in the week leading up the fest; schedule coming soon. Also, look for an amazing international lineup; schedule, again, coming soon. 

Most of all, though, we're looking forward to hearing from you. We look to you make the primary content for NOPF, so please take a minute and check out the Participate page to see how you can get involved. Send us a proposal for a Reading, Roundtable, or Workshop and we will do our best to get it into the program. Details and proposal forms here.


Thanks to everyone who helped make 2023 another great year for the New Orleans Poetry Festival. We're happy to announce that most of the events were recorded and are now live on our Youtube Channel. The videos are also embedded in our own archive, here. Click on that link to relive or check out what you missed. Special thanks for Board Members Sean Munro, Henry Goldkamp, and Jonathan Penton for filming and for the many hours of editing and rendering it took to get the videos live.


Please Help Us Keep NOPF Running by Donating Today

We are committed to the idea that poetry should be free and open to everyone, but please realize that it costs a significant amount to put this festival on. So if you can, please send your tax deductible donation to NOPF today, or, better yet, set up a recurring gift. Click here to access our easy-to-use donation portal.

If you can't make it to one of the evening events, we'll be live-streaming them on our youtube channel. Join us there!

Poets and website users:

If you were a registered user on the website last year or before, your user account is still active, however you may need to reset your password. Just click on Log In, above or here, then click on "Forgot Password." Please do this rather than creating a duplicate account.

2022 Recap:

With funding provided, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment For The Arts, we had a fabulous lineup of readers in 2022. Whiting Award winner Rickey Laurentiis and Fence Modern Poetry Series winner Joyelle McSweeney joined us for our Saturday night feature, and our international night hosted the performance poet and multimedia artist Rocío Cerón (Mexico) and poet, translator, editor and lawyer Enrique Winter (Chile) along with Chilean indigenous poets and advocates Jaime Luis Huenún and Daniela Catrileo with translators Thomas Rothe and Edith Adams. Our locals night featured New Orleans poets Karisma Price, Té V. Smith, Henry Goldkamp, & Daniel W.K. Lee.

Also Check out LITWIRE, the new poetry event calendar for the New Orleans region.

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