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Austin International Poetry Festival, April 5-8, 2018

Austin Poets International (API),  a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, promotes literary excellence by uniting poets from around the world to celebrate the diversity of humanity through the power of written and spoken word.

API’s three program activities are the Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF), di-vêrsé-city Anthology, and Youth Education.

AIPF includes unique Austin venues, diverse themed poetry readings, open mics, workshops, music & poetry, anthology reading, dusk to dawn, and poetry symposium.  AIPF has hosted poets from over 45 countries across the globe.

Di-vêrsé-city, the anthology, has two faces - one for adults and one for youth.  Poets of majority age from around the world may submit candidate poems to the adult anthology.

API's Youth Program focuses on the New Faces of K-12 students from Central Texas, as well as students from around the world.  Activities include a youth anthology competition, a printed youth anthology, poetry readings, workshops, and a poetry slam. 

Our 26th Festival is dedicated foremost to poetry, to past and present API Board members; to volunteers, venues, members, affiliated organizations, patrons and sponsors, to attending poets from all corners of the world, and the City of Austin - it takes a village to raise a Festival. Thank you for helping us celebrate poetry by taking part in the "largest, non-juried Poetry Festival in the United States."

Contact Information: director@aipf.org

Mailing address: P.O. Box 26455, Austin, TX 78755

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


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