The Utah Poetry Festival will be month-long and statewide throughout April 2022

The 2022 Utah Poetry Festival will be hybrid, with a variety of events taking place in person and virtually throughout the month of April across Utah. Core festival events will feature poetry workshops, readings, virtual craft talks on poetry and poetics, a K-12 original poem contest, and a virtual chapbook-making tutorial

The Utah Poetry Festival is hosted by Utah’s poet laureate, Paisley Rekdal, and is funded by fellowships and grants from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and Utah Humanities.


The Utah Poetry Festival is free and open to the public. Virtual events can be watched live or streamed later via the Utah Humanities YouTube channel. In-person events will strictly follow CDC-recommended protocol for Covid-19. Registration will open in February. View the schedule to register. Festival attendees must register for each event they wish to attend.


View the complete April 2022 event schedule here.

Want to be Included in the Fest’s Month-long Celebration of Utah Poets?

Every day during the month of April, we’ll be promoting videos of Utah poets performing/reading an original poem on social media. The videos will be posted on the Utah Humanities Book Festival FacebookTwitter, and YouTube accounts. There will also be a playlist on the Utah Humanities Book Festival YouTube Channel, entitled Utah Poetry Festival 2022. Find out more here.

Winners of the Inaugural Utah Poetry Festival K-12 Poetry Contest

Winners for the Utah Poetry Festival K-12 Poetry Contest have been announced! Find out more information here.

Virtual Book Fair

Purchase the most recent titles of many Utah poets, including core festival readers and participants here.