Barbara Carr on the Austin International Poetry Festival

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This week, host Dillon McKinsey will talk with Barbara Youngblood Carr about the Austin International Poetry Festival.

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It started with four founders back in 1992, and today, this four-day, citywide, all-inclusive annual celebration of poets and poetry has grown to become “the largest non-juried poetry festival in the U.S.” It includes several live local readings, a variety of poetry workshops, open mics, two anthology competitions and readings, a poetry slam, two poetry all-nighters and a poetry symposium! AIPF is the “work of heART” of volunteer-based local non-profit Austin Poets International, Inc (API). This year API is honored to present many International, National, State and Local Featured Poets reading alongside dozens of Registered Poets at many favorite local venues across beautiful Austin, TX.