Category Archives: Poetry in the Schools

Poetry in the Classroom: Giving Voice

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The Poetry Read-Around   CONCEPT: Building on last month’s “Listening to Poetry” activities, “Giving Voice” opens up the experience of listening to poems aloud by inviting everyone in the room to participate as a reader. “Giving Voice” also offers an … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Classroom: Listening to Poetry

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From Homer to Hip Hop   Concept: In The Sounds of Poetry, Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky writes that the reader’s body is the medium of the poem: not the page, the human body. If you think about the … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Classroom: Welcome to the Poetry Zone, Part 2

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CONCEPT:  Many students—and teachers–only encounter poetry as part of a language arts lesson or “poetry unit.” This activity gives your colleagues as well as the student body an opportunity to experience poetry as part of everyday life, as one more … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Classroom: Welcome to the Poetry Zone!

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Once a month throughout the school year, our Poetry blog will feature ideas and activities for classroom use.  All these posts will focus on creating opportunities that invite students to experience a personal connection to poetry.  An easy way to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Grateful for A Wonderful School Year

Posted on by Michele Russo, Associate Director

As the school year comes to an end, we want to thank the teachers and faculty who make our High School programs a success. They do a great deal of legwork to enrich their students’ education with a live poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Giving Voice to Poems

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Each year at the Common Gathering, the culminating event of our Spring & Fountain program, we provide attendees with the Giving Voice packet, made especially for that year. If you’d like to learn more about the Giving Voice experience (which … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: The Common Gathering in Photos

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  Last Saturday, teachers from all over the state who had taken part in our Spring & Fountain poetry exploration groups convened at Princeton Day School for a full day poetry retreat called The Common Gathering. Participants took part in morning … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long.—You come too. –Robert Frost There is a small stream that … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Spring & Fountain News!

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Right now, the Dodge Poetry Program is gearing up for its spring program Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain, for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas who live or work in New Jersey. With the guidance of a Dodge Poet, teachers … Continue reading

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The Close of a Busy School Year

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Program Coordinator

Spotswood High School Students with Dodge Poet Emari DiGiorgio. Photo Credit: Lauren Rutten Students from North Star Academy in Newark listen to a reading. Photo Credit: Lauren Rutten This spring was a flurry of activity for the Dodge Poetry Program.  … Continue reading

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The 2014 Common Gathering Recap

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On May 3rd, teachers from all over New Jersey who had participated in our Spring & Fountain program came together at Princeton Day School for the Common Gathering. It was a beautiful day full of poetry, with many great conversations … Continue reading

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Common Gathering Featured Poet: Henri Cole

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Tomorrow, participants from all Spring & Fountain sessions will join Dodge Poets in Princeton for a day-long celebration of poetry that will feature readings, writing opportunities and discussions on a variety of topics on poetry and its place in our … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thank You to Our Spring & Fountain Hosts

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As our Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain sessions draw to a close, we want to recognize the contribution of our site hosts. These are the individuals and organizations who provide the welcoming spaces all over New Jersey where we … Continue reading

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Poems from the Spring & Fountain Leaders’ Meeting

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Each year, before Spring & Fountain, our poetry program for teachers, begins we meet with all of the Dodge Poets who will lead sessions around the state. We all come together to discuss the program, and we actually take part … Continue reading

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What Does That Groundhog Know, Anyway?

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In the depths of winter, it’s really nice to have something to look forward to. Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow on Sunday, predicting more winter, but don’t let old Phil get you down. Why not plan some poetry … Continue reading

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