It’s all happening!


We’re excited to announce that the Boston Poetry Marathon is happening in 2017! The annual three-day poet-fest will be held August 18-20 at Outpost 186 in Cambridge’s Inman Square.

2017 marks a new beginning for our much-loved event, with four new “co-poet wranglers” at the helm. Don’t fret, we’re all veteran Marathon readers/enthusiasts, so the format hasn’t changed much: three days of poetry, a billion poets (well, maybe 100), eight minute time slots to share their writing. We listen to a bunch of poems. We hang out. We have fun.

We’re looking for new voices to add to this year’s roster who may not have read at the Marathon in years past – poets that are representative of the diverse and vibrant poetic communities that Boston (and beyond) has to offer. If you can think of a few talented poets who we should invite, please share their name (and contact info) with us!

This is all a bit late-breaking, so please check back soon as the schedule is formalized, and help us spread the word. We look forward to seeing you in August. Onward!

Past participants share their work at the Boston Poetry Marathon.