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Poetry: Gregory Pardlo, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

“I do believe that somewhere in our language, in our performance of speech, that all the background noise of ambition and criticism and judgment can sort of melt away and what’s left is just human interaction.” Gregory Pardlo, PEN Poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Joseph Millar, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Director, Poetry Program

Joseph Millar’s poem “Work Song” begins “Love picks its way through the gravel ruts/leading into the job site, past the truck tires/exploded nearby…”  The apparent  incongruity of love entering such a place is not lost on Millar, yet the absolutel … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Amiri Baraka, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director

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: What do you mean by “giving voice”?

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

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: High School Student Day FAQs

Posted on by Michele Russo

October 12, 2012 Newark, NJ “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 … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Save the Date!

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation are pleased to announce that the Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry event in North America, will return to Newark October 11th to October 14th, 2012. The … Continue reading

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Friends of the Festival: High School Student Day

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

“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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