This is a collection of poems by writers presenting at the first Bridgewater International Poetry Festival held at Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, January, 2013. The poems range from the personal to the political, from free verse to sonnets, from narrative to experimental, and everything in between. The festival brings together talented writers from all over the world, in person and via the internet. It is open to the public. Proceeds from BIPF anthologies will go toward establishing a scholarship fund to assist qualified writers with travel expenses.