At the Sunken Garden Poetry Festivals, renowned poets read selections of their work in the historic and picturesque garden of Hill-Stead estate. Viewers are welcome to bring their own seating. Food is available for purchase from Tallula’s Catering. Evenings begin with music from various artists, and poetry follows. Come rain or shine! Admission is $10 per person, 18 and under are free.
This festival features Richard Blanco. He is the recipient of two Florida Artist Fellowships, a Residency Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; he is a John Ciardi Fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A builder of cities as well as poems, he holds a bachelors of science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing. In January of this year, Blanco read his work at the second inauguration of President Obama.