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Poetry Friday: Festival Photo Highlights

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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 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: 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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Poetry Friday: John Murillo, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

“Sin Verguenza”—meaning “without shame”—is the title of a poem in John Murillo’s debut collection Up Jump the Boogie. The poem captures an evening two cousins spend catching up after not seeing each other for fifteen years–the reminiscence, the affection, the … Continue reading

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Poetry Update: There’s An App For That.

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Program Associate, Poetry

For the first time, the Dodge Poetry Festival has its own mobile app for iPhones, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, iPad, and more. You can scan the QR code above right off of your computer screen, or get the app sent … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Emari DiGiorgio, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

When does a girl learn to make a fist? ————————-from “After Killing Thousands of Angels” A woman’s strength—the strength to defend herself, to define herself and to accept herself—is explored again and again in Emari DiGiorgio’s poetry. Reflecting on childhood memories, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Dan Bellm, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Michele Russo

Dan Bellm has a rich career in writing—not only as a poet but as a translator of poems and fiction from French and Spanish, a translator of children’s books from Spanish, and a freelance writer in the field of early … Continue reading

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