Celebrating poetry in Tucson for over 40 years

From the bottom of our hearts

Thank you Tucson for another fabulous festival! This year, our featured poets were welcomed to the Old Pueblo by one of the biggest crowds in years, and our open-mic event had quite the turn-out. That is to say, Tucson really showed up for poetry in 2024. The board is already at work planning the best 2025 festival we can. Stay tuned for big announcements. See you next year!

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The festival board would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations and businesses for their support: Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, Antigone Books, and Talega Coffee Co. 

Tucson Poetry Festival is an annual celebration of poetry. Every spring, the festival brings regional and national Poets to the Old Pueblo for a weekend of verse, discussion, and creativity. The Festival includes readings and workshops led by esteemed poets from all over the country and closes with an open mic event. TPF also sponsors readings and other poetry-centered events throughout the year as well. 

Our Mission

The Tucson Poetry Festival seeks to provide an accessible and diverse celebration of poetry. All festival events are free and open to all members of our community. We collaborate with local businesses and organizations, along with venues that are accessible to all. 

Ocotillo Literary Endeavors does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs and activities.