Boston Poetry Marathon – Online for 2021

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Boston Poetry Marathon 2021 – Online, Aug 6 & 7

Dear Poets,

We at the Boston Poetry Marathon are happy to announce that it’s Boston Poetry Marathon time again! We love you all and want us all to stay safe, so we will remain on Zoom for one more year (hopefully just one more year!). Fear not: we will still have moonbeams, mirth, and the mighty fire for social justice–as we did last year. 

BPM2021 Online

Boston Poetry Marathon 2021 will be held on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7. We will join together for our longstanding BPM weekend.  (This year marks twenty-three years since the first Boston Poetry Marathon!)


As in 2020, we will hold our event as a fundraiser for outside organizations. We will continue our dedication to the BLM movement, with proceeds going towards the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) and SistaFire RI.  Additionally, as a response to the burgeoning  #StopAAPIHate/#StopAsianHate movement, we will donate proceeds to an AAPI organization. Further details and our fundraiser page will be posted in the coming weeks.

Save the Date – Fri, Aug 6 and Sat, Aug 7

We have lots more details to come! For now, we wanted to let you know we will stay virtual, and we wanted you to save the date. We will be in touch soon, so keep an eye in your inbox in the coming weeks for an email from “”!  As always, please keep in mind this is an all-volunteer endeavor.

In the meantime: stay vigilant, kind, woke. We are all human, and we are all in this together.

Much love,

The Boston Poetry Marathon 2021 Organizing Team:

  • Christina Liu (she/her/hers)
  • Xtina Strong
  • Suzanne Mercury (she/her/hers)
  • Bridget Eileen (she/her/hers)

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Past participants share their work at the Boston Poetry Marathon.