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Welcome, Spring!

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In many spiritual traditions, the first day of spring marks the beginning of the New Year. One of Gary Snyder’s most widely known poems, “Prayer for the Great Family” is after a Mohawk prayer. It’s an expression of gratitude that … 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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In Gratitude

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Poetry Director

Asked in an interview about religion and prayer, poet Gary Snyder said, “At the very least, you should say thank you.” It didn’t matter what religious views you held. If you were sitting down to a meal, sharing company with … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Margaret Waldock on her upcoming talk with Gary Snyder at the Dodge Poetry Festival

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The Dodge Q&A series is designed to introduce you to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff as they share what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might not … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Gary Snyder

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Raised on a small dairy farm that bordered on the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, from an early age Gary Snyder had a strong sense of our connection to the natural world. Surviving on a subsistence farm in the Great … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: What do you mean by “giving voice”?

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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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