For the first time, Poetry by the Sea is excited to be offering a Master Poets Critical Seminar as part of the May 23-26, 2023, Conference. Led by poet David…
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Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference has been created in the spirit of beginning afresh. The conference will literally take place by the sea, in an awe-inspiring landscape, and at Mercy by the Sea, a beautiful retreat center. This choice of meeting ground signifies how all of us are connected to each other and inspired by one another, whatever our poetic starting point, as we meet in a place of mercy and artistic grace in our shared goal of excellence.
You will find a tiptoe joy in the way that artificial poetic barriers can fall away as we engage in the passions and interests that define us all.
You will find a private beach, shared community meals and catered receptions (whether you are lodging on-campus or off-campus), and celebrations of artistic achievement.
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As part of our commitment to bringing poetry to a wider audience, we tried to record all the panels and readings from the 2022 conference. Here is the first from…
The Virgin Learning to Read by Julia Griffin The mother smiles, one finger poised to guideHer daughter’s eyes along a page of wood. The child’s small hands hold up the book:…