As part of our commitment to bringing poetry to a wider audience, we tried to record many panels and readings from the 2023 conference. Here are the Spotlight Readings from…
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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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If you’ve been putting off registering for this year’s Conference, now’s the time. We have two remaining on-site rooms available at the Mercy Center when you register for the week. Plus you have the…
It is with great excitement that we announce the winning poems in the 2023 Kim Bridgford Memorial Sonnet Contest: Individual Sonnet winner “Driving North from Florida in March” by Brian…