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     Information about PoetryLife Weekend and associated events will be posted as it becomes available. 
     All PoetryLife Weekend events will be held at Florida Studio Theatre in downtown Sarasota.
PoetryLife is a very exciting and original program. It was wonderful to be with a group of brilliant teachers and students who are so enthusiastic about poetry.
--W.S. Merwin
PoetryLife was one of the best-planned, most gracious and inspiring, welcoming-of-all-ages poetry weekends I have ever attended. Community voices lit up the stages - the whole spirit was life-affirming and contagiously positive. Don't miss it next time.--Naomi Shihab Nye

“Poetry Life” is right! Sarasota lived up to that title, The variety of poems and readers in the Favorite Poem Reading; the theaters (plural!); the event with gifted kids; the author’s-dream book store: uniting all of those good elements, a deep sense that poetry is part of life, lively.
--Robert Pinsky
Contact Us
You can find PoetryLife information in person at Bookstore1Sarasota
1359 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236
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You can also call or come see us!
Next PoetryLife May 1 & 2, 2015
PoetryLife 2015 guest poets 
Marie Howe, 
New York State Poet Laureate 2012-2014
Billy Collins,
US Poet Laureate 2001- 2003

Guest appearance by 
Tracy K. Smith, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Major donors and partners
Christopher Jon Souza Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Ina Schnell