Utah Poetry Festival 2023


The Utah Poetry Festival will be held virtually April 14-15, 2023, with featured readings and panel discussions.

The 2023 Utah Poetry Festival will feature readings from Utah poets, and craft panels on poetry and poetics. This website also highlights activities and workshops from many groups around the state throughout the month of April.

The Utah Poetry Festival is hosted by Utah’s poet laureate, Lisa Bickmore, 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. View the schedule to register. Festival attendees must register for each event they wish to attend.


Click here for the complete schedule (registration now available!).

Virtual Book Fair

Purchase the most recent titles of many Utah poets, including core festival readers and participants here. (Virtual Book Fair updates in progress!)