Category Archives: Poetry

2016 Dodge Poetry Festival Announcements

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The 30th Anniversary Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will be held October 20-23, 2016 at NJPAC and Newark’s Downtown Arts District! Weekend and 4-Day Passes are on sale now! Over 50 poets will participate in the 16th biennial Festival! Poets include: … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Saeed Jones

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Saeed Jones from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poems “The Blue Dress in Mother’s Closet” and “Boy in a Whalebone Corset.” For more information about Saeed Jones, you can follow him on Twitter @theferocity. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Robert Pinsky

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  In preparation for tonight’s performance of PoemJazz at NJPAC, today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Robert Pinsky from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poems “Rhyme” and “Samarai Song.” For more information about Robert Pinsky, check out his website robertpinskypoet.com or follow … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Aja Monet

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Aja Monet from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy her poems “Tardiness” and “The Emerging Woman After Aborting a Girl.” For more information about Aja, check out her website ajamonet.com or follow her on Twitter @aja_monet.   … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – David Daniel

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by David Daniel from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poem “Ornaments.” For more information about Daniel, check out our blog about him or visit his faculty page. *** Check back with us each Friday for more Festival videos! … 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 Videos – Dave Caserio

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  Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Dave Caserio from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poem “Forensic Love.” For more information about Dave, check out our blog about him or follow him on Facebook.     *** Check back with us each Friday … Continue reading

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Welcome, Spring!

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In many spiritual traditions, the first day of spring marks the beginning of the New Year. One of Gary Snyder’s most widely known poems, “Prayer for the Great Family” is after a Mohawk prayer. It’s an expression of gratitude that … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Brendan Constantine

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Brendan Constantine from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poem “Dementia, My Darling.” For more information about Brendan Constantine, visit his website brendanconstantine.com or find him on Twitter @PoetBrendan.   *** Check back with us each Friday … 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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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Rita Dove

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Rita Dove from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy her poems “Canary,” “Teach Us to Number Our Days,” “Cholera” and “The Spring Cricket Considers the Question of Negritude.” For more information about Rita Dove, check out our blog … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Sean Thomas Dougherty

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Sean Thomas Dougherty from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poem “Song for my Father.” For more information about Sean Thomas Dougherty, check out our blog about him here. *** Check back with us each Friday … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: A Conversation about Poetry and Wonder Woman with Ysabel Gonzalez

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The Dodge Q&A series is designed to introduce you to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff as they share what they’re learning and thinking about as they conduct their work around the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might not have … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Sophie Cabot Black

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  Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Sophie Cabot Black from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy her poems “Already Broken,” “Somewhere in New Jersey is the Center” and  “Love Poem.” For more information about Sophie Cabot Black, check out our blog … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Today’s featured Festival film this Friday before Valentine’s Day is a love poem by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, read at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poem “The Picking Season.”  For more information about Benjamin Alire Sáenz, check out our blog about him here, … Continue reading

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