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Stomp Into Spring with Poetry at NJPAC!

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Our Spring poetry series at NJPAC is kicking off on Friday, March 6th! The series of 3 Friday evening events will feature poetry, music, dance, performance and conversation. Join us March 6th, April 24th and May 15th in Newark! Get more information … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Photo Highlights

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We’re so excited to have photos of the 2012 Festival to share with you. Whether you weren’t able to make it this year, or you’d just like to remember some highlights from your time at the Festival, we’ve collected some … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for a Successful 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival

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From October 11th through the 14th, the city of Newark was full of people from thirty-four states and several foreign countries who’d come together to celebrate the written and spoken word. During those four days and in the weeks since, we’ve received … Continue reading

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Poetry: Kurtis Lamkin, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Kurtis Lamkin is a contemporary American embodiment of the ancient West African griot tradition, which blurs the boundaries between poet, singer and storyteller. The griot, bard or troubadour has been a fixture in all cultures since before the advent of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: 2012 Festival Main Stage Reading Line Up

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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: Festival Video Online

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Poetry Program Staff Teachers often ask us how they can obtain copies of the video recordings shot at the Dodge Festival.  They know that listening to poets read and discuss their work is often the best way to break through … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Kurtis Lamkin

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Kurtis Lamkin is a contemporary American embodiment of the ancient West African griot tradition, which blurs the boundaries between poet, singer and storyteller. The griot, bard or troubadour has been a fixture in all cultures … Continue reading

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