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.
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.
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. ❤
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: