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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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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: Our New Website

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Now that you have the dates of the 2012 Festival, we want to make your experience from now to October 11th as easy, informative and exciting as possible. For the past few months the staff of the Dodge Poetry Program … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Guest Blog: J.C. Todd, Dodge Poet

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

On the first day of the new year, promise shines, but on the second day, it begins to dim. Returning to teaching, although it’s a new semester with new courses, isn’t accompanied by the start-up glow of the fall term. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: High School Events, Fall 2011

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

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: Festival Posters

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Michele Russo & Rebecca Gambale We recently spent an afternoon cleaning and reorganizing a storage closet here at the office.  As we shifted around boxes of files, we had a moment to look through our collection of Festival posters, starting … Continue reading

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Dodge Poetry Website Redesign: What Are Your Favorite Poetry Resources?

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

What is the common goal of the Dodge Poetry Program? That participants will make a space for poetry in their lives despite hectic schedules, deadlines and routines – the types of things that aren’t exactly poetic. Our hope is that … Continue reading

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Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain: The Common Gathering

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing the Core Principles of our Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain poetry exploration series for teachers.  April 30th was the culminating event for these sessions—The Common Gathering.  Over 100 teachers and poets … Continue reading

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Exploring Poetry with Voorhees High School

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Rebecca Gambale, Program Associate, Poetry What is it that poetry does? Michael Cirelli explored this idea with students of Voorhees High School last week in a classroom conversation, presenting them with Jack Gilbert’s poem “Forgotten Dialect of the Heart“. “How astonishing … Continue reading

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What’s Your Line?

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

To kick off National Poetry Month, we thought we would pay homage to the building blocks of poetry: really great lines. Within each of us live words that we might not even realize are there, stored within us, ready at … Continue reading

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