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Board Leadership: If I were the king of the forest…

Posted on by David Grant, former President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

I had the pleasure of meeting Lonnie Bunch through the late great Clement Price when I was working at the Dodge Foundation, and I think the country and the world is lucky to have Lonnie at the helm of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating a New Tradition: the Newark High School Poetry Festival

Posted on by Victoria Russell

We are so grateful to the city of Newark and the communities that live and work there for welcoming the Dodge Poetry Festival with warmth, kindness and absolute love for poetry when we host our Festival in the downtown arts … Continue reading

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Newark High School Poetry Festival: Joe Weil

Posted on by Victoria Russell

This fall, we’re hosting the second biennial Newark High School Poetry Festival. Groups of students from every public high school in Newark will be coming together at Rutgers-Newark’s Paul Robeson Center for a day of poetry readings, conversations, and performance … Continue reading

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Newark High School Poetry Festival: khalil murrell

Posted on by Victoria Russell

This fall, we’re hosting the second biennial Newark High School Poetry Festival. Groups of students from every public high school in Newark will be coming together at Rutgers-Newark’s Paul Robeson Center for a day of poetry readings, conversations, and performance … Continue reading

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Accepting Submissions for Dodge Poets

Posted on by Victoria Russell

Beyond the Festival You probably know that we host the largest poetry festival in North America, held every other year in the downtown arts district of Newark, New Jersey. You may not know that we offer poetry programming throughout New … Continue reading

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“Small Truths and Other Surprises” — Jericho Brown on On Being

Posted on by Victoria Russell

At the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival last October, Krista Tippett recorded several conversations in Prudential Hall at NJPAC for her Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast, On Being. On Being has since released episodes of her conversation with Sharon Olds (“Odes to the *****”) and with … Continue reading

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Janet Aalfs on Poetry & Democracy

Posted on by Victoria Russell

Leading up to our “What Is It, Then, Between Us?”: Poetry & Democracy event in Morristown on March 23, 2019, we’ll be sharing blog posts with some of the poets and organizations who will be part of the day. Today, we’re sharing … Continue reading

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Joe Weil on Poetry & Democracy

Posted on by Victoria Russell

Leading up to our “What Is It, Then, Between Us?”: Poetry & Democracy event in Morristown on March 23, 2019, we’ll be sharing Q&As with some of the poets and organizations who will be part of the day.  Today, we’re … Continue reading

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Poetry & Democracy

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

We’re so excited to announce our free, public event coming up on Saturday, March 23 in Morristown: What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy. Each March, every member organization of the national Poetry Coalition offers programming related to … Continue reading

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The Dodge Poetry Festival Has Zero Waste Goals

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A green army of volunteers will be on hand at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival when thousands of people flock to downtown Newark this October to hear more than 70 renowned poets read, perform and discuss poetry. Since 2010, … Continue reading

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Ask a Poet: Marilyn Nelson

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Welcome back to our Ask a Poet blog series! Leading up to the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival, we will be putting the spotlight on poets you can see at #DPF18, October 18-21. Learn more about a new Festival Poet every Wednesday … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

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

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

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

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

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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