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Open to undergraduate and graduate students across the country.

Our biennial Collegiate Summit is an exciting 3-day poetry workshop where participants get to learn from renowned poets and scholars. Each summit focuses on a theme central to the work of the featured poets. 

Events include:

  • Workshops with nationally renowned poets
  • Panel and roundtable discussions
  • Poetry readings and book signings
  • And More.

The next Collegiate Summitt will be in 2022.

Subscribe to our mailing list for news about the next Collegiate Summit. Have questions? Email us at furiousflower@jmu.edu

Past Featured Poets 

 Poetry Without Boundaries

Tyehimba Jess - 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner

Brenda Marie Osbey - former Poet Laureate of Louisiana

Anastacia Reneé  - Civic Poet of Seattle

Poetry as Compass

Crystal Good - Affrilachian artist, digital media entrepreneur, and social advocate

Frank X Walker - Editor and publisher of PLUCK!, the new Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture

Kelly Norman Ellis - Author of Tougaloo Blues (2003) and Offerings of Desire 

Kwame Alexander - Poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author

Nikky Finney - Recipient of the National Book Award for Head Off & Split

Nikkie Giovanni - Distinguished poet and educator 

 

 

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