2023 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.
Poetry& is working 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 will celebrate Midwestern Poets Laureate, cultivate students and emerging talent, and demonstrate the positive power of poetry.
2023 Featured Poets
Iowa Poet Laureate
Nebraska State Poet
Former Kansas Poet Laureate
Former South Dakota Poet Laureate
Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey