The biennial Princeton Poetry Festival, organized by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, returns in-person with a full day of readings, panel discussions and a lecture featuring poets from around the world.
Featured Guest Poets:
- Polina Barskova (Russia)
- Reginald Dwayne Betts (US)
- Victoria Chang (US)
- Sasha Dugdale (UK)
- Laura Kasischke (US)
- Daljit Nagra (UK)
- Patricia Smith (US)
- Javier Zamora (El Salvador)
10:30 AM — Gala Opening Reading
Introduction by Paul Muldoon; reading by Polina Barskova, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Victoria Chang, Sasha Dugdale, Laura Kasischke, Daljit Nagra, Patricia Smith, and Javier Zamora
11:05 AM — Intermission
11:15 AM — Panel: “Poetry and Purpose (1)” moderated by Paul Muldoon featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts, Victoria Chang, Daljit Nagra and Javier Zamora
12:05 PM — Intermission
12:15 PM — Reading by Polina Barskova, Sasha Dugdale, Laura Kasischke and Patricia Smith with introduction by Michael Dickman
1:30 PM — Lunchtime Intermission
2:15 PM — Lecture by Sasha Dugdale on “Contemporary Russian Poetry” with introduction by Olga Hasty
3:05 PM — Intermission
3:15 PM — Panel: “Poetry and Purpose (2)” moderated by Paul Muldoon with Polina Barskova, Sasha Dugdale, Laura Kasischke and Patricia Smith
4:05 PM — Intermission
4:15-5:30 PM — Reading by Reginald Dwayne Betts, Victoria Chang, Daljit Nagra and Javier Zamora with introduction by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Festival Details + Tickets
The festival events are free and open to the public. Tickets required; ticket reservations will be available soon.
Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations, including Berlind Theatre. Attendees in need of access accommodations are asked to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least one week in advance of the event date.
COVID-19 Guidance + Updates
Per Princeton University policy, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to wear a mask when indoors and to show proof of vaccination at the door; currently children under 12 are not permitted in campus buildings as they are not currently able to be vaccinated.