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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Richard Blanco

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Dodge Poetry

Richard Blanco reading at the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet of the United States. He read his now famous poem “One Today” after Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012. Blanco was the first Latino, … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Jan Beatty

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

In her most recent collection, The Switching Yard, Jan Beatty writes: beauty always with blood behind it, nothing free. That one word, blood, carries so many associations and meanings: The life force that flows through us, violence, passion, family bonds … Continue reading

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