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Poetry Friday: Inauguration Poems of the Past

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Today is Inauguration Day, and we invite you to spend some time with the six poems that have been part of inauguration ceremonies of the past. While poems are often part of public ceremony, it wasn’t until 1961 that an inaugural poem was … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thank You, Veterans

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Warrior Writers At Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival from Lynn Estomin on Vimeo. In observance of Veterans Day, we present to you an excerpt from State of the Arts NJ PBS program, The Fog of War: Combat Paper and Warrior … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thank You

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Surely there must be a more expansive word than gratitude for what I experienced during the four days of the 2016 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. It is a feeling of having ones too often closed heart unlock in response … Continue reading

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Ask A Poet: ROBIN BECKER

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  Welcome to Ask a Poet, where each week we will present (in no particular order) a Q&A with a poet who will be coming to the Dodge Poetry Festival this October 20-23. Through these blogs, you’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Ask a Poet: JANE HIRSHFIELD

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  Welcome to Ask a Poet, where each week we will present (in no particular order) a Q&A with a poet who will be coming to the Dodge Poetry Festival this October 20-23. Through these blogs, you’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Think of me, Forget me not…

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Around Memorial Day, we as a country spend extra time remembering and honoring the veterans who have fought for us in the past, as well as those currently serving overseas. This remembrance can be a solemn time for reflection. In a thankful spirit, we … 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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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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