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Kalamazoo Poetry Festival 2021

Presented by Kalamazoo Poetry Festival at Online/Virtual Space

Apr 16 - 17 2021
Kalamazoo Poetry Festival 2021

The 2021 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival is taking place virtually on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17. This year's theme is "From the Wreckage," and will feature poetry readings, an open mic night, free workshops, and more. We hope you will join us at these free online events.

Featured Readers

We are thrilled to announce that the featured readers for the 2021 festival are Patricia Smith and Danez smith! They will give a shared performance via livestream. We will also be joined by musical

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  • The poet Patricia Smith (USA), Seattle, Washington, February 28, 2014. Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan +1 917 450 2345

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The Community Box Office Hours:

The Community Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm. You can reach the box office at: 269.250.6984.

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Because of COVID-19 concerns, the ACGK offices will be closed to the public Tuesday, January 18, through Friday, February 4. ACGK staff will be working remotely and can be contacted via their direct email, phone at 269.342.5059 or email us at:

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