Category Archives: Poetry in the Schools

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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Poetry Friday: Fall Semester News

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Dodge Poetry wishes the best to all of the teachers and students who went back to school this week, or will be going back next week. Here are a few resources and ideas for teachers as you start the new … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Giving Voice 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. The packet is full of poems which lend themselves to being read … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thank You to Our High Schools!

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As the spring draws to a close, we want to thank the teachers and faculty who are instrumental in making our High School programs a success. These teachers do a great deal of legwork so that their students have the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: The Hurricane Sandy Poetry Initiative Update

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The Hurricane Sandy Poetry Initiative was created to bring the healing power of poetry to students and teachers affected by the storm.  In January we met with teachers who applied on behalf of their schools.  Their stories are incredibly sad—lost … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Spring & Fountain

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The sessions have killed my fear of poetry! –Teresa Dwyer, West Milford High School, West Milford Trepidation, anxiety, a tight feeling in your chest… Cold sweats, nail biting, excessive “ummm”ing… Pacing, bellyaches… It’s either a blind date, or it’s poetry. … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Poetry Initiative

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blessing the boats may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear Lucille Clifton In the 2012-2013 school year, the Dodge Poetry in the Schools Program is directing … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: What do you mean by “giving voice”?

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Lately you may have heard us referring to Giving Voice, a series of poetry exploration groups and part of our Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain program for New Jersey teachers. But “giving voice” is also an overarching theme of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: The Common Gathering

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Last Saturday, over 100 teachers from all over New Jersey came together at Princeton Day School for the culminating event of our poetry exploration sessions series, Giving Voice. The day is unlike any other professional development for teachers; it is … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Spring High School Events

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As we head towards National Poetry Month, we want to let you know what we’re doing in New Jersey High Schools this spring. Our High School events are really exciting for us. We love bringing our Dodge Poets into the … Continue reading

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Friends of the Festival: High School Student Day

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“The Festival gave me a new outlook on poetry.  Poetry is an outlet for escape and it gives the world meaning.” -Yasmine, 12th Grade “The highlight for me was being able to listen to and understand poems, because they were … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: High School Events, Fall 2011

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Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator We’re pretty excited.  This fall, we’re visiting High Schools that have never hosted a Dodge Poetry Event before.  They may have attended the Dodge Poetry Festival or attended another High School’s Mini-Festival.  The teachers may have … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Voices from the Field

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This week’s blog is from two educators who participated in Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain, our poetry discussion groups for teachers.  We’re excited to share their stories with you. Michael Cheeseman, Librarian Thomas Paine International Elementary School, Cherry Hill Where does … Continue reading

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How Do I Get a Poet in My Classroom?

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It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s actually a question that the Dodge Poetry Staff hears a lot.  In the last few months, we’ve highlighted a few of the High School Mini-Festivals that have taken place … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Playing With Poetry

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May 20, 2011 Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator That’s Dodge Poet Peter Murphy.   And that’s Thayana, a student at Cumberland Regional High School in Bridgeton.  You’re might be wondering why Peter is high-fiving Thayana.  But it’s not a high-five. It’s … Continue reading

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