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Ask a Poet: Kurtis Lamkin

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This fall, we’re hosting a High School Regional Mini-Festival at the Paul Robeson Center in Newark. Through readings and performances, Q&As and discussions, a group of poets will engage with hundreds of Newark high school students over the course of one school day in October. … Continue reading

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Ask a Poet: Robert Hylton

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This fall, we’re hosting a High School Regional Mini-Festival at the Paul Robeson Center in Newark. Through readings and performances, Q&As and discussions, a group of poets will engage with hundreds of Newark high school students over the course of one school day in October. … Continue reading

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Amiri Baraka (1934 – 2014)

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Amiri Baraka at the 1986 Dodge Poetry Festival I still hear those songs, and cries of the sons and sons and daughters and daughters I still bear that weeping in my heart that bleeding in my memory –Amiri Baraka from … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Amiri Baraka, 2012 Festival Poet

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Amiri Baraka reading at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934, Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) was already an acclaimed poet and Obie-award-winning playwright in 1965 when Malcolm X was assassinated.  His move in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: 2012 Festival Main Stage Reading Line Up

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Thursday Evening October 11th Poetry Sampler Amiri Baraka Eavan Boland Henri Cole Nikky Finney Terrance Hayes Juan Felipe Herrera Jane Hirshfield Fanny Howe Kurtis Lamkin Dorianne Laux Ada Limón Thomas Lux Gregory Orr Patricia Smith Arthur Sze Natasha Trethewey C.K. … Continue reading

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2010 Poetry Festival Readings

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Poetry readings have always been at the heart of the Dodge Poetry Festival. This year, the Festival officially opens with a Thursday Evening Poetry Sampler on October 7, which offers the opportunity to hear nearly … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Poetry, Storytelling and Music

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Anyone who saw Benjamin Bagby’s riveting recitation of Beowulf at the 2004 Festival, which merged dramatic performance, singing, incantation and storytelling, had a glimpse into what a performance by an ancient bard might have been … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: 2010 Festival Poet Amiri Baraka

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Research Assistance: Stacey Balkun, Festival Assistant Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934, Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) was already an acclaimed poet and Obie-award-winning playwright in 1965 when Malcom X was assassinated. … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: The 2010 Festival Poets

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Starting next week and continuing into October, we’ll be using the Poetry Fridays blog to introduce the poets participating in the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival.  Each post will feature brief profiles of one or more … Continue reading

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