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Join us at Poetry Palooza!

April 19-20, 2024
Grandview University, 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.  Now, the time is right.

In 2023, Poetry& worked in partnership with Humanities Iowa, Mainframe Studios, Franklin Jr. High Event Center, and the Iowa Poetry Association to make Poetry Palooza! a dynamic, interactive, and integrated performing arts experience.

This three-day festival celebrated Midwestern Poets Laureate, cultivated students and emerging talent, and demonstrated the positive power of poetry.

2024 Schedule of Events

Details to come

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Meet the poets

We are excited for our 2024 lineup of guest poets! Stay tuned for the details.

Getting Around

2024 travel details coming soon.

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