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Poetry Friday: Birches

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry On the first day of March I wake to find the woods behind the house covered with snow and ice after one of the few storms we’ve had during this unusually mild winter. The birch … Continue reading

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Share the Love

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By Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry It’s years ago, at a wedding: I see a man standing stiffly in a suit that stretches tight across his broad shoulders. He has one of those powerful, thickly muscular builds you know does … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: In the Not-So-Bleak Mid-Winter

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry In his 1991 essay, “Slow Down for Poetry,” former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand wrote that poetry invites us to step out of the pace of our everyday lives and slow down.  It requires we … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Taha Muhammad Ali

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry During the 2002 Dodge Poetry Festival, while walking along the dirt path to the Braw Pond Tent on one errand or another, I was stopped in my tracks by a voice that seemed to come … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Listening and Reading

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Talk about poetry’s tradition as an oral art, and someone will counter that they wouldn’t want to give up the intimate pleasure of sitting alone and silently reading a favorite collection.  But there is no … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Giving Voice with Leadership New Jersey and Leadership Newark

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry May 13, 2011 The Dodge Poetry Festival, the four PBS series’ on poetry hosted by Bill Moyers (all of which featured extensive footage from the Dodge Festival), the Favorite Poem Project and the poetry slams … Continue reading

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I Imagine, Therefore I Am

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Each spring, the Dodge Poetry Program offers poetry immersion groups for New Jersey Teachers. We don’t call them seminars or workshops because they are neither. The sessions are based on certain assumptions about the nature … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Clearing the Spring

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I shan’t be gone long.—You come too. –Robert Frost There … Continue reading

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Conversations at the Dodge Poetry Festival

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Held during each day at venues throughout the site, Conversations have always been a central feature of the Dodge Poetry Festival. Because the Festival is neither an academic conference nor a career symposium for writers, … Continue reading

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2010 Poetry Festival Readings

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Poetry readings have always been at the heart of the Dodge Poetry Festival. This year, the Festival officially opens with a Thursday Evening Poetry Sampler on October 7, which offers the opportunity to hear nearly … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Galway Kinnell to Read Rilke’s Duino Elegies at the Dodge Poetry Festival

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Rainer Maria Rilke’s masterpiece, the Duino Elegies, opens with “Who, if I screamed out, would hear among the hierarchies/of angels?” This haunting and disturbing question begins one of the most influential poetic sequences from the … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Poetry, Storytelling and Music

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Anyone who saw Benjamin Bagby’s riveting recitation of Beowulf at the 2004 Festival, which merged dramatic performance, singing, incantation and storytelling, had a glimpse into what a performance by an ancient bard might have been … Continue reading

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2010 Festival Poet Mark Strand

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry There are certain winter nights when the sky is so clear we can see that the Milky Way is not only spread across the sky, but has depth: layers of stars beyond the first stars … Continue reading

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2010 Festival Poet Kay Ryan

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Research Assistance: Rebecca Gambale, Festival Assistant Kay Ryan’s poetry has a quality of wit John Donne and other writers of the English Renaissance would have appreciated. Her poems are witty in our modern sense of … Continue reading

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2010 Festival Poet Claudia Rankine

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Claudia Rankine will use anything and everything to make her poems. She is not limited by notions of genre, and will blur the lines between poetry, prose and theater. Her style is not restricted by … Continue reading

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