The Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, established in 2008, is a four-day poetry festival in deep South Texas held concurrently in two countries on the last full weekend in April. You don't need to register in order to submit to our anthology, Boundless. We feed you dinner on Saturday night as part of the Poetry Pachanga--the event that started it all. V.I.P.F. is a program of Art That Heals, Inc., and El Zarape Press, with sponsorships by Creative Alignment Consulting and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and welcomes poets from around the world.