Author Archives: Rebecca Gambale

Here’s a free, week-long online poetry retreat just for you

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Here in New Jersey, it finally feels like spring. The last bits of snow have melted, we’re shedding our winter coats, and buds are starting to pop up in the grass and on branches. What better day for us to open … Continue reading

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Exciting Poet Line-Up for Whose Body? Celebration and Reclamation

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This week, we kicked off the Whose Body? Project with videos of Ada Limón and Jericho Brown reading their poems “The Vulture & the Body” and “I am a Virus.” We’ll be posting two videos each week for the rest of the month, by poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil, C. Bain, Rachel Wiley, Rigoberto González, Priscilla Orr, and Joseph Millar. … Continue reading

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Whose Body? Celebration & Reclamation Event on March 24th

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As part of the National Poetry Coalition’s programming initiative, Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body, Dodge Poetry is launching the month-long Whose Body? Project next month. Whose Body? is a question that arose time and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Poetry with Newark High Schools

Posted on by Ysabel Gonzalez, Assistant Director of the Poetry Program

The Dodge Poetry team thought long and hard about how we could sustain the energy and excitement from the 2016 Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark this year, because of our deep commitment to and special fondness for the city. Having … Continue reading

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Ask a Poet: Robert Hylton

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

This fall, we’re hosting a High School Regional Mini-Festival at the Paul Robeson Center in Newark. Through readings and performances, Q&As and discussions, a group of poets will engage with hundreds of Newark high school students over the course of one school day in October. … Continue reading

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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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