Every year in early June poetry comes alive at The Taos Poetry Festival where poets of all ages gather for an exciting weekend of heartfelt exchanges, lively performances, music, Friendahip and play with language.   

What we believe

Poetry changes lives. Poetry elevatesPOETRY energizes. POETRY brightens your disposition. Poetry belongs to everyone.

Poetry Matters. 

Come be part of our conversing in verse celebration of language, spoken words, and poetry lovers from everywhere. 

Thursday our youth poets take the stage.  

Friday our professional poets take the stage with invited youth Poets.

Saturday is our poetry salon day; we will gather TO talk, read, and DREAM FORWARD into the question can POETRY MATTER?  

We have Poetry workshops too 

See Schedule-at-a-glance. 

Featured adult poets - featured youth poets 

Made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the department of 

cultural affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A production of Open Hearth Arts Inc 

Sabina and Haley on air at 93.5 FM True TAos Radio