Exciting 2012 Poetry Festival Announcements

At today’s 2012 Festival Press Conference, we had some big announcements to make with the help of NJPAC and Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker. It was a wonderful day with a lot of exciting updates about the 2012 Poetry Festival.

Who Will Be Reading At the Festival?

We are pleased to share with you our Main Stage Lineup:

Eavan Boland
Henri Cole
Nikky Finney

Terrance Hayes
Juan Felipe Herrera
Jane Hirshfield
Fanny Howe
Kurtis Lamkin
Dorianne Laux
U.S. Poet Laureate
Philip Levine
Ada Limón
Thomas Lux
Gregory Orr
Arthur Sze
Natasha Trethewey
C.K. Williams
Raúl Zurita
Patricia Smith, who will be performing from her book Blood Dazzler accompanied by musicians from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, performing Wynton Marsalis’s “At the Octoroon Balls” string quartet

How Do I get Tickets?

In addition to this, we are excited to announce that Weekend and Four Day Passes are now on sale for the 2012 Festival! For a full listing of our additional ticket categories and sale dates, please visit our Tickets Page. While you’re getting your tickets, you may want to take a look at our Accommodations page – we have a lot of great Festival rates set up for you in hotels near the Festival  footprint.

How Can I Get There?

We are also grateful to our friends at NJTransit who have offered a Poetry Festival Special Rate of $10 round-trip fare to Downtown Newark from anywhere in New Jersey or New York Penn Station. This also includes use of the Newark Light Rail and Downtown Newark Buses. Help us to Green the Festival by opting for public transportation!

We would like to thank all of our partners – NJPAC, The City of Newark, the Newark Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau and NJTransit for their continued support. October is shaping up to be a wonderful month for poetry!

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3 Responses to Exciting 2012 Poetry Festival Announcements

  1. John S. Blake says:

    I’m not finding specific date(s). I would love someone to let me know. I’m SO interested in this.

  2. Helen Frost says:

    It would be great to have a children’s and teens (YA) component to the festival.
    Let me know if you’d like suggestions about who might be great speakers or initial contact people.
    Helen Frost

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