Category Archives: Poetry

2014 Featured Festival Poet: Kevin Goodan

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

Photo courtesy of Lewis-Clark State College Kevin Goodan’s poetry has roots planted firmly in the earth, and leaves reaching towards the sky. Raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, Goodan worked at a slaughterhouse and fought forest fires before … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Claudia Emerson

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Watch the Cortland Review’s Poets in Person with Claudia Emerson and her husband, musician Kent Ippolito, for a delightful introduction to one of our 2014 Festival Poets. The tour of her home is, in many ways, a brief tour of … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Camille Dungy

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

Photo by Ray Black, University of Georgia, courtesy of PoetryFoundation.org To get to know Camille Dungy, watch her read “before her heart, a mechanical aperture, closed” which starts at 7:50 here: The poem risks heading into the world of cliché—a … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rita Dove

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Directory, Poetry

Listen to Rita Dove read “American Smooth” at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival. It’s widely known that poet Rita Dove is the youngest person, and the first African-American, to be appointed United States Poet Laureate. Her biographies inevitably offer some … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Sean Thomas Dougherty

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Poetry Online Communications Coordinator

“There are arias everywhere, my brother.” That might as well be Sean Thomas Dougherty’s mantra. Growing up in working class New Hampshire, laboring at blue collar jobs throughout his life in factories and warehouses, Dougherty eventually set his sights on … Continue reading

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