Category Archives: Poetry 2012 Festival

Poetry Friday: Festival Photo Highlights

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

We’re so excited to have photos of the 2012 Festival to share with you. Whether you weren’t able to make it this year, or you’d just like to remember some highlights from your time at the Festival, we’ve collected some … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for a Successful 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival

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From October 11th through the 14th, the city of Newark was full of people from thirty-four states and several foreign countries who’d come together to celebrate the written and spoken word. During those four days and in the weeks since, we’ve received … Continue reading

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Thanks for Listening

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

This past Friday, during the morning readings in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall, I came on stage to introduce the third reader and saw that the hall was filled, to the fourth tier, with students.  We’d started out with a good crowd, but … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Updates

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

In the final days before the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival, we’re posting the tools you’ll need to have the best experience possible in Newark’s Downtown Arts District. Here are some new details we have added to let you plan your … Continue reading

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Poetry and Music

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Blood Dazzler at the Octoroon Balls with Patricia Smith and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Saturday, October 6th at 4:00PM Bethany Baptist Church 275 West Market Street Newark, NJ 07103 Poet Patricia Smith will read selections from Blood Dazzler, an … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Guest Blog: Greening the Dodge Poetry Festival

Posted on by Jenny Vickers, Clean Water Fund, NJ Communications Director

Let’s face it – festivals and big events produce a lot of waste. Think of all the single use items, like plastic and Styrofoam, we toss in the trash instead of recycling, reusing or even entirely avoid using. Everything that … Continue reading

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Poetry: Raúl Zurita, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Raúl Zurita, winner of the National Literature Prize of Chile and the Pablo Neruda Prize, is one of the most widely acclaimed Latin American poets writing today.  He is also one of the most innovative, experimental and controversial.  But when … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Larissa Szporluk, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

“What inspires me now is my own impatience. I almost feel hatred now for casual language. The words I want to use have to be sharp, energetic. No more meandering.” –Larissa Szporluk, in an interview with Beth Woodcome for Perihelion … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: C.K. Williams, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

If the voice in our heads that comments on our experiences, our reactions, our feelings, that talks us into our transgressions and later berates us for them, that fears, is ashamed of its fear, that tries to encourage us, then … Continue reading

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Poetry: Gregory Pardlo, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

“I do believe that somewhere in our language, in our performance of speech, that all the background noise of ambition and criticism and judgment can sort of melt away and what’s left is just human interaction.” Gregory Pardlo, PEN Poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Natasha Trethewey, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

There are poets who take an aesthetic position that does not include history, politics or social issues as subject matter for their poetry.  They maintain this position because they are more interested in poems that go inward, explore the inner … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Arthur Sze, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Arthur Sze’s poems, like those of the haiku masters he translated early in his career, almost always offer us an immediate impression–a clear image, a question to ponder, an emotional resonance–on first reading.  But we also recognize there is much … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Idra Novey, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Bridget Talone, Festival Assistant

When a person leaves home to travel, she often gives up the sense of context in which she had previously understood herself and her surroundings. But surrendering this sense of stability can then encourage her to ask questions and to … Continue reading

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Poetry: Patricia Smith, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Patricia Smith is that rare poet who has succeeded in both the realms of spoken word and published poetry. Four-time National Individual Grand-Slam Champion (an unsurpassed achievement), her work has appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, Best American Poetry and many … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Gregory Orr, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Gregory Orr would never assert, as W. H. Auden did, that “poetry makes nothing happen.”  More likely he’d counter that permanent retirement for this over-quoted (out of context) phrase is long overdue.  For Orr, poetry is crucial and transformative.  It … Continue reading

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