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Join us at the 2025 Poetry Palooza!

April 3-5, 2025
Des Moines, IA

What is Poetry Palooza?

Inspired by an educational and entertainment event of nearly 20 years ago, this creative experience – Poetry Palooza! – has been a long time in the making. 

In partnership with Humanities Iowa and the Iowa Poetry Association, we are hosting Poetry Palooza! a dynamic, interactive, and integrated performing arts experience.

This festival celebrates esteemed poets, cultivates students and emerging talent, and demonstrates the positive power of poetry.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 3, 2025


Friday, April 4, 2025


Saturday, April 5, 2025


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Meet the poets

We are excited for our 2025 lineup of Feature Poets!

Getting Around

Details to come.

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