The Utah Poetry Festival Will Be Online April 16-18, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Utah Poetry Festival will be virtual. Beginning Friday, April 16 and ending Sunday, April 18, 2021, the festival will feature poetry pedagogy roundtables, moderated conversations and public Q&A’s with poets from around the state, and two headline reading events. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.

The Utah Poetry Festival is hosted by Utah’s poet laureate, Paisley Rekdal, and is funded by fellowships and grants from The Academy of American Poets and Utah Arts and Museums.


The Utah Poetry Festival is free and open to the public. Check back in late 2020 to see how to register for the 2021 festival, and how to virtually attend.


View the complete and canceled 2020 event schedule here.