Sharon Springs Poetry Festival 2021


Stephanie Burt, Shane McCrae, and Dora Malech

October 15-16, 2021

May 1, 2021: The fifth annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival is still a ways away, but at this time it appears that we will be able to safely present the 2021 Festival as a live, in-person event. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again, but, if necessary, we are also prepared to move the event online, as we did in 2020. Either way, we can promise an exciting event!

In addition to festival founder and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, the fifth annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival will feature three extraordinary poets:

Stephanie Burt: poet, literary critic, and professor Stephanie Burt has published eight books, including poetry, critical books on poetry and poetry collections. Her most recent books is After Callimachus: Poems (2020), and Don’t Read Poetry: A Book About How to read Poems (2019).  Currently, she is a professor of English at Harvard University. Read more . . .

Shane McCrae: Shane McCrae teaches at Columbia University and is the author of seven poetry collections, including, most recently, Sometimes I Never Suffered (2020), and The Gilded Auction Block (2019). His work has earned him a Whiting Writers’ Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and other awards. Read more . . .

Dora Malech: poet, lyricist, librettist, visual artist, and editor, Dora Malech is the author of four collections of poetry, including, most recently, Flourish (2020) and Stet (2018). She is a co-founder and former director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project. Currently, she is an assistant professor at The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.  Read more . . .

Details of the Festival events and schedule will be posted here soon, but mark your calendar now for October 15-16, 2021