The Utah Poetry Festival Has Been Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with the University of Utah’s public health guidance, the Utah Poetry Festival is cancelled for 2020. 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, and includes a lunch and afternoon reception. Registration for the festival is required, and can be done via this link to attend.

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View the complete event schedule here.