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January book events: Palm Beach Poetry festival returns; Erica Jong's new fear

January book events: Palm Beach Poetry festival returns; Erica Jong's new fear

The new year kicks off with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. The 14th annual festival is Jan. 15-20 at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

The festival features top poets at numerous ticketed public events, including readings, talks, interviews, panel discussions and more. Nine workshops will be offered for which applications are required. Special guest poet will be Coleman Barks, considered to be the world’s leading expert on 13th century poet Rumi, the founder of Sufism — as well as the likely namesake of one of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins.

Other poets leading workshops include Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Gabrielle...

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