A hearty welcome to the second biennial Princeton Poetry Festival.
Poetry has been a feature of life at this university for almost as long as the university has had life. Philip Freneau was a member of the class of 1771, while Aaron Burr of the class of 1772 was almost as ready with a pastoral as a pistol. Among the surefire poets who are at present teaching here and taking part in this Festival are Michael Dickman, Brenda Shaughnessy, Tracy K. Smith, Susan Wheeler and C.K. Williams.
Since part of our own charge is to present a range of poets from around the world, we're particularly delighted to welcome the Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto and his US translator, Idra Novey, the Israeli poet Agi Mishol, and the Slovenian poet Aleš Šteger along with his US translator, Brian Henry. Other American poets taking part are Anthony Carelli and Kathleen Graber, both published by Princeton University Press, along with Mark Doty, Sharon Olds, Carl Phillips, Charles Simic, and Natasha Trethewey.
We do hope that you'll take the opportunity to join us for what promises to be a scintillating two days devoted to an art form which, though often we turn our minds away from it, we know in our hearts to be central to who we are.
Parking / Shuttle Information:
Parking for Friday, April 29
Metered parking is available on the streets in the Princeton Borough. Parking garages are available for public parking on Hulfish Street and Chamber Street surrounding Palmer Square.
Parking for Saturday, April 30
Please take note that Nassau, Hulfish and Chambers Streets will be closed on Saturday due to a large art festival happening in Princeton. We suggest that you park in the University's West Garage, Lot 6, Lot 23 and Lot 16 parking lots. They are all located off Alexander Road, and behind the New South building on campus.
TigerTransit shuttles will be available on Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Saturday from 1:30 - 6:30 PM and will run every 15 minutes from West Garage & Lot 23 to West College across from Richardson Auditorium.
For a detailed map of parking options on and near campus and shuttle routes click here.