Author Archives: Rebecca Gambale

Poetry Friday: Join Us in Military Park This Thursday!

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Newark Voices Poetry Reading & Open Mic Thursday, July 20th at 12:30 Military Park in Newark This Thursday, July 20th join Dodge Poetry in partnership with Newark’s Military Park for Lunchtime Poems: A Summer Poetry Reading Series. Thursday’s reading will feature a … Continue reading

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Carpe NPM

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There’s just about one week left in April; if you’re looking for ways to savor the end of National Poetry Month, check out the Academy of American Poets’ 30 ways to celebrate national poetry month. This list includes suggestions ranging … Continue reading

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April is the Coolest Month

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Photo by Giulia van Pelt “Poetry…flexes muscles you don’t use often enough. Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand.” –Ray Bradbury Celebrating … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Richard Blanco

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Richard Blanco from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poems “América” and “Mother Picking Produce.” For more information about Richard, check out our blog about him, visit his website, or follow him on … Continue reading

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Happy National Poetry Month!

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For the twentieth year in a row, April is National Poetry Month. In celebration, we will be posting an Instagram every day this month featuring a quote from a poem that we find beautiful, moving, funny, or otherwise powerful. Each piece … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Gary Snyder

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Gary Snyder from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy poems “Mu Chi’s Persimmons,” “Why California Will Never Be Like Tuscany,” “Chiura Obata’s Moon,” and “A Letter to M.A. Who Lives Far Away.” For more … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Posted on by Bridget Talone, 2012 Festival Assistant

Much of my work has to do with the self and the conflicts with the external world. I was never just at war with myself—I was at war with the world I live in, and that was my true subject. … Continue reading

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Nine High School Students. Two Poets. And the Dreams of Hundreds.

Posted on by Michele Russo

On October 19th, our “Before I Die…” project culminated with a performance at Gallery Aferro.  High school students from Newark joined two Dodge Poets to take the writings from the wall and craft them into a new performance.  They worked … Continue reading

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Understanding Context: Foundations in New Jersey

Posted on by Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

For most nonprofits, securing support from private foundations – whether family-based or independent – is essential.  No news there right? Often, the standard funding formula is a mix of government grants, earned revenue and private support, including foundations.  Adept fundraisers … Continue reading

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Falling Into New Jersey Arts

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, Art Pride NJ Foundation

September is not only the perennial “Back to School” month but the time when the Fall Arts Calendar reveals itself, just like the changing leaves on trees throughout the Garden State.  In New Jersey the arts are more vibrant than … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Fall Semester News

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Dodge Poetry wishes the best to all of the teachers and students who went back to school this week, or will be going back next week. Here are a few resources and ideas for teachers as you start the new … Continue reading

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Down the Shore!

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Ok, maybe not literally. But the Dodge Blog is taking an end-of-summer vacation, while we continue our regular grantmaking as well as our work with the New Jersey Recovery Fund. And yes, we will be taking a vacation here or … Continue reading

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Tent City, Three Ways

Posted on by Debbie Galant, NJ News Commons

News outlets ranging from the AP to the Lakewood Scoop have covered the ongoing saga of Lakewood’s Tent City, an encampment of about 80 homeless people, which the town has been trying to shut down for years. This spring a deal was struck: Tent … Continue reading

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Non-Profit Efficiency: What Is It and How Do You Know?

Posted on by Nancy W. Kieling, President, Princeton Area Community Foundation

The notion that a simple ratio or percentage could hold the answer to which organizations are most deserving of support is appealing. But there is no easy or magic bullet. Just as I was drafting a piece on the topic … Continue reading

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New Farmers: Challenges in Accessing Knowledge, Land, and Financing

Posted on by Alison Hastings, Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Later this summer, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will host a meeting on Beginning Farmers’ access to land and financing and publish an overview of financial and technical assistance resources. This meeting and summary document follow-up recommendations identified … Continue reading

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