Nantucket Book Festival

We are four lucky poets. Last weekend, we once again had the privilege of typing poems for the Nantucket Book Festival.

It was magic-on-an-island.

We kicked off our time by writing poems for guests in the sun-dappled Atheneum garden — the outdoor heart of the festival.

In the evening, we got to mingle with the festival presenters — including Billy Collins (our favorite poet!) — at a wonderfully intimate party hosted by co-founder Mary Haft.

With Billy Collins

Mary also wrote this beautiful article about us for N Magazine. Do we ❤ Mary? More than we can say!

After a second day of Atheneum typing, at night we wrote poems for some of the festival authors at “Authors in Bars.” It was intimidating and awesome.

Our typing table — Jodi typing a poem for Billy in the fore


Sean sharing his poem with Billy

On Sunday we biked the island (thanks Young’s Bikes!) …

… then got a sweet tour of Cisco Brewery & Distillery.


On our last day, we got to type at the gorgeous and welcoming Westmoor Club (our hosts for the weekend — thank you!!!). And in the evening, we were joined by our two newest honorary Rodeo members. ❤

typing with the incredibly talented M. and Sharon Stone

Yeah, we are four lucky freaking poets. Thank you, Nantucket, old friends and new! We can’t wait to come back. ⛵🐳📚❤

Some poems we wrote in honor of the festival: