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Spring Celebration May 26 Update

Pictured above, the technical rehearsal which went off without a hitch on Monday May 17th. Here’s how to watch the PBTS Spring Celebration on Wednesday, May 26. At 5 pm: visit the PBTS Facebook page, where a link to YouTube will take you to the event. visit the PBTS Facebook event page, where a link … Read More

Poetry by the Sea Spring Celebration, May 26

Please join us for the Poetry by the Sea online Spring Celebration, to be held in place of the canceled 2021 in-person conference. Our aim is to bring our community together in celebration of the life, works, and vision of our Founder and Director, Kim Bridgford. The event will include readings and a panel discussion of … Read More

2021 Kim Bridgford Memorial Sonnet Contest Results

It is with excitement and joy that we announce the winners of the 2021 Kim Bridgford Memorial Sonnet Contest: “An Aging Poet Explains” by David Southward and “The Messenger” by Susan Delaney Spear. They each will be awarded a prize of $500 and are invited to read the pieces at our online event in May, the Poetry by the Sea 2021 Celebration and Awards … Read More

GoFundMe for Student Volunteer Shane Warren

Shane Warren was accepted to the Student Volunteer Program for Poetry by the Sea 2020. If you’ve been to the conference, you’ll know how hard the volunteers work and that they are always a cheerful, friendly presence. Of course, this year’s conference didn’t happen, and then, in a further demonstration of 2020’s cruelty, Shane suffered … Read More

FUMFA for Kim: Remembering and Celebrating Dr. Kim Bridgford

This two hour event featured Katie Schneider, Anna M. Evans, Molly Mellinger, Nicole Caruso Garcia, Annabelle Moseley, Laura Marie Marciano, Sally Nacker, April Booker, Brittany Hill, Holly Brigham, Wendy Sloan, Colin Halloran, Barbara Crooker, and Julie Kane. Poetry by the Sea would like to thank FUMFA for organizing the tribute and for giving kind permission … Read More

In Memory of Kim Bridgford

Our beloved Founder and Director, Dr. Kim Bridgford, passed away on the morning of Sunday June 28, after a short battle with cancer. Here are some links and resources for the community. Her funeral service will be broadcast live on Wednesday July 1 at 12:00 ET and afterwards available on the Facebook page and website … Read More