Category Archives: Poetry

Accepting Submissions for Dodge Poets

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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

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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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“Shaping Grief with Language”: Gregory Orr featured on On Being

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If you attended the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival last October, you might remember that Krista Tippett recorded several conversations in Prudential Hall at NJPAC for her Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast, On Being. Her conversation with Sharon Olds, “Odes … Continue reading

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What we’re learning: The question I wish I asked Ntozake Shange

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Ntozake Shange, the legendary poet, playwright, dancer and feminist, died this past Oct. 27 in Bowie, Md at 70. A public memorial honoring Shange, Celebration of the Life and Work of Ntozake Shange, is today at The Public Theater in New York. During … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Action: Taking out the trash at the Dodge Poetry Festival

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Clean Water Fund’s Rethink Disposable Green Team leads zero-waste effort at Dodge Poetry Festival Have you ever hosted an event or meeting and were left with overflowing trash bins at the end of day? Did you wonder how your event … Continue reading

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Poetry & Democracy in New Jersey

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We’re just about one week away from our upcoming event—“What Is It, Then, Between Us?”: Poetry & Democracy, happening on March 23 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. in our neighborhood of Morristown, New Jersey. We’ve got some more information about the amazing … Continue reading

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Janet Aalfs on Poetry & Democracy

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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

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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

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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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Tips for Submitting to the Dodge Poetry Festival

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Photo by Alex Towle, 2018 Have you ever attended the Dodge Poetry Festival and wondered, How do those poets get chosen to be up there? Are you a poet who wants to read at the Festival and is wondering how … Continue reading

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Ask a Poet: Gregory Orr

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Welcome 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 and … 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: Ellen Bass

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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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Top Spots to Visit When You’re In Newark for the Dodge Poetry Festival

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  Meet Lauren Craig, Newark’s Glambassador, at the Newark Arts Festival, starting tomorrow, October 4th through Sunday, 7th. For more information, including details about the Newark Arts & Dodge Poetry partnership event called “Poems in the Key of Life,” visit … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Ask Krista Tippett

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Today we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled “Ask a Poet” blogs, and taking the opportunity to get to know Krista Tippett, host of the public radio show and podcast On Being. The show grapples with what it means … Continue reading

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