2008 Montreal Public Poetry Festival
The Montreal Public Poetry Festival/Festival de Poésie Publique de Montréal
September 26 – 28, 2008
Under the auspices of The Foundation for Public Poetry/Fondation Poésie Publique, this open application poetry festival offers poets an opportunity to highlight their work before a live, enthusiastic audience.
The festival is somewhat like theatre fringe-festivals, in that poets apply, pay an entry fee, and receive 100% of proceeds from tickets sales to their performance. Poets are not judged or evaluated prior to being accepted, allowing for a great diversity of voices to be heard.