Poets Laureate Fellows at the 2019 National Book Festival – Washington, D.C.

Join the 2019 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows as they read from their work at the 2019 National Book Festival – Poetry & Literature Center Stage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Lower Level, Hall B, LC Area #5, in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

The poets currently serve as poets laureate of states, cities, and counties across the U.S. and have received a combined $1,050,000 in recognition of their literary merit and to support civic programs. The Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Read more about the 2019 fellows here: https://poets.org/2019-academy-american-poets-laureate-fellows.


11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Claudia Castro Luna (Poet Laureate of Washington State)
Grace Cavalieri (Poet Laureate of Maryland)
Molly Fisk (Poet Laureate of Nevada County, CA)
Jaki Shelton Green (Poet Laureate of North Carolina)

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Fred L. Joiner (Poet Laureate of the Town of Carrboro, NC)
Ed Madden (Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC)
Adrian Matejka (Poet Laureate of Indiana)
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Poet Laureate of Oklahoma)

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Paisley Rekdal (Poet Laureate of Utah)
Raquel Salas Rivera (Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, PA)
Kim Shuck (Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA)
TC Tolbert (Poet Laureate of Tucson, AZ)