The Ninth Annual

New Orleans Poetry Festival

April 18-21, 2024 

April 10-13, 2025

We're preparing the 2024 archive now. You can already view videos of many of the events. Click here to see what you missed or relive the glory.

2024 Highlights:


Interdisciplinary poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of Village (Coffee House Press 2023) and TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). She is also the author of three chapbooks, which include Ichi- Ban and Ni-Ban (MOH Press), Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna*), and the album Televisíon. (Read more...)


Carolina Ebeid is a multimedia poet and author of You Ask Me to Talk about the Interior and the chapbook Dauerwunder: a brief record of facts. Her work has been supported by the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, Bread Loaf, CantoMundo, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, as well as a residency fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. (Read more...)


National Book Award finalist and Pulitzer prize nominated poet Cornelius Eady has set his poetry to song with the Cornelius Eady Group. Eady's songs tell the story of passing time, the Black American experience and the blues in the style of Folk & Americana music. Guitarists Charlie Rauh & Lisa Liu join Eady in the trio. (Read more...)

And here's the lineup for International Night, Friday, April 19th, at Café Istanbul. The evening kicks off with a panel discussion:

Department of Lost-and-Found: a discussion by poets, translators, and publishers Janaka Stucky, Jake Levine, Sue Hyon Bae, Ha Jaeyoun, and Hwang Yuwon on translation.

Following the discussion we'll see performances by Hwang Yuwon, Ha Jaeyoun, Sue Hyon Bae, & Jake Levine.

Also this year we are introducing the NOPF Roadshow:


The NOPF Roadshow features Korean poets Hwang Yuwon and Ha Jaeyoun, with translator and poet Jake Levine plus New Orleans and Louisiana locals, on the road in Louisiana. Click on these for complete details:

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