2024 Keynote Speaker: Gregory Pardlo

Photo by Civitella Ranieri 2019

Poetry by the Sea is thrilled to welcome Gregory Pardlo as our eighth Keynote speaker. The conference will run from Tuesday May 21st to Friday May 24th, 2024, and the Keynote reading will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd following the banquet. Books will be available for sale before and after the Keynote, and you are also welcome to bring books you already own for a brief signing after the event. We look forward to opening the registration portal in early January 2024; meanwhile, we are grateful for your continued support.

Gregory Pardlo is the author of the poetry collections Spectral Evidence and Digest, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other books include Totem, winner of the American Poetry Review/ Honickman Prize and Air Traffic, a memoir in essays. His honors include fellowships from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University-Camden, and a visiting professor of creative writing at NYU Abu Dhabi.