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Poetry Friday: Gregory Orr, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Gregory Orr would never assert, as W. H. Auden did, that “poetry makes nothing happen.”  More likely he’d counter that permanent retirement for this over-quoted (out of context) phrase is long overdue.  For Orr, poetry is crucial and transformative.  It … 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: 2012 Festival Main Stage Reading Line Up

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Thursday Evening October 11th Poetry Sampler Amiri Baraka Eavan Boland Henri Cole Nikky Finney Terrance Hayes Juan Felipe Herrera Jane Hirshfield Fanny Howe Kurtis Lamkin Dorianne Laux Ada Limón Thomas Lux Gregory Orr Patricia Smith Arthur Sze Natasha Trethewey C.K. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: The Common Gathering

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

Last Saturday, over 100 teachers from all over New Jersey came together at Princeton Day School for the culminating event of our poetry exploration sessions series, Giving Voice. The day is unlike any other professional development for teachers; it is … Continue reading

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