Boston Poetry Marathon – Online for 2021

Boston Poetry Marathon 2021 – Online, Aug 5, 6 & 7


Boston Poetry Marathon 2021 will be held on Thursday, August 5; 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!)

BPM2021 Tentative Schedule

The tentative schedule is now posted. We have almost 150 poets in our line up this year, which may well be a Boston Poetry Marathon record! THANK YOU to all our participants for signing-up for this all-volunteer effort. Click here to view the tentative schedule.


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 the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

Please visit our GoFundMe page to make a donation of $10 or more to the 2021 fundraiser:

150 Poets!

Though we miss seeing everyone face to face, our community continues to thrive online. One of the benefits of staying remote is that more people can participate. Right now we have almost ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY poets scheduled to read. We believe that’s a record!

Thank you once again to everyone for your continued support of this beloved event. 

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)

Social Media Information

Past participants share their work at the Boston Poetry Marathon.


Boston Poetry Marathon 2020

graphics with puppy wearing mask, kitten, rainbows, swwets, unicorn, sun

Joy! Joy! Joy! The Boston Poetry Marathon Will Be Held Online for 2020

Puppies and kittens! Cupcakes and rainbows! Unicorns and sunshine! This year has SUUUUUCKED but the Boston Poetry Marathon will be AWESOME. Let us be a bright spot in a really tough year!!!

This Year’s Boston Poetry Marathon

The Boston Poetry Marathon 2020 will be online from Thursday, August 6 to Saturday, August 8. We have an AMAZING line up! It will be at least one good thing to happen this friggen year. Join us!

Fundraiser for 2020 in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

The Boston Poetry Marathon 2020 is also a fundraiser for Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts and SISTA FIRE RI. We are raising money for organizations that work for racial justice, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Please donate at our Go Fund Me page and also please share the link! We have set a goal of $1200. Help us reach it, so we can help these local organizations! Thank you!!!

This Year’s Organizing Team

We have two more organizers this year! Please welcome Christina Liu and Xtina Strong as organizers for 2020. They join the team along with your artistic directors, Bridget Eileen and Suzanne Mercury.

New Permanent Email Address

We have a new permanent email address. Please add us to your contacts:
If you don’t see our message in your Inbox, please check other folders, like Promotions, Bulk, or Spam boxes. And please add our new address to your email contacts, so all our messages arrive in your Inbox.
In Gmail, if we’re in your spam folder, just click “Not Spam” in the top left. If we’re in your Promotions folder, right click our email in your promotions inbox and click Move to tab > Primary.

Social Media Information

Thanks to organizer Xtina Strong for this awesome graphic!
Past participants share their work at the Boston Poetry Marathon.