Tag Archives: Festival Poets

Ask a Poet: ALICIA OSTRIKER

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  Welcome to Ask a Poet, where each week we will present (in no particular order) a Q&A with a poet who will be coming to the Dodge Poetry Festival this October 20-23. Through these blogs, you’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Gary Snyder

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Gary Snyder from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy poems “Mu Chi’s Persimmons,” “Why California Will Never Be Like Tuscany,” “Chiura Obata’s Moon,” and “A Letter to M.A. Who Lives Far Away.” For more … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Sean Thomas Dougherty

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Sean Thomas Dougherty from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy his poem “Song for my Father.” For more information about Sean Thomas Dougherty, check out our blog about him here. *** Check back with us each Friday … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Tracy K. Smith

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Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Tracy K. Smith at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy her poems “The Universe as Primal Scream” and “In Brazil.” For more information, check out our blog about her here, or here on Blue … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Patrick Rosal

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Pat Rosal was born and raised in New Jersey and has written “love poems” to this wonderful state, which is just one of the reasons I will always have a soft spot in my heart for him. Watch him read … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Robert Pinsky

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In The Sounds of Poetry, three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky writes, “The medium of poetry is a human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Jamaal May

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Poetry

Detroit poet Jamaal May’s poem “I Do Have A Seam,” which he reads in the video above, is three poems in one. The form, called a contrapuntal poem, is made up of two columns. The reader can read the first … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Natalie Diaz

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It is easy to convey pity and lament about a situation of abject poverty, of substance abuse, of struggle. It is difficult to elevate these situations to a level of mythology, shining a compassionate and empathetic light on the characters … 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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2010 Festival Poet: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Stacey Balkun, Festival Assistant A graduate of Ohio State University’s MFA program for both poetry and creative non-fiction, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Miracle Fruit, At the Drive In Volcano, and a forthcoming collection from Tupelo Press.  A dynamic … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: 2010 Festival Poet Michael Cirelli

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Rebecca Gambale, Festival Assistant Flip over Michael Cirelli’s debut collection, Lobster with Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and you’ll see an interesting combination: a blurb by The Best American Poetry editor and founder David Lehman, alongside one by Grammy-award winning rapper and … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: 2010 Festival Poet Teresa Carson

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Rebecca Gambale, Festival Assistant Teresa Carson’s Elegy for the Floater is an example of how poetry can help an individual to process and connect with a difficult past, while transforming the painful experiences into eloquent words on the page. This … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: 2010 Festival Poet Jericho Brown

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Stacey Balkun, Festival Assistant Jericho Brown was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, but feels he “did his growing-up” in New Orleans, where he worked as a speechwriter for the mayor.  While his old career may seem good preparation for … Continue reading

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