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Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival Kicks Off Thursday in Newark

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We hope you will join us at the 15th biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, our third held in Newark’s Downtown Arts District. Kicking off Thursday with a poetry sampler featuring 15 poets, the four days of the Festival will include 120 events and … Continue reading

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Creative Escapes in the Garden State

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

Keep Your Creativity Alive Over the Summer Essex County This creative escape takes you to Newark, a city near and dear to our hearts.  Head there this coming Thursday July 10th, when The Dodge Poetry Festival will begin a series … Continue reading

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Are Journalists the Unhappiest People on Earth?

Posted on by By Debbie Galant, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State

In just the last few days, the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank, a teenager from Livingston was gunned down in West Orange and another teenager leaving a party in Maplewood was shot … Continue reading

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Gallery Aferro hosts 6th annual Benefit Art Auction and Party

Posted on by Emma Wilcox, Gallery Director, Gallery Aferro

YOU, yes, each and every one of you!, are invited to the 6th Annual Benefit Art Auction and Party at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ this upcoming Saturday June 14. This festive event features an exciting auction of hundreds of … Continue reading

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Big News Next Tuesday!

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We will have some major Dodge Poetry Festival announcements to share with you next week! Stay tuned for information on the 2014  poet lineup, special events, ticket sales, special hotel rates and much more! Keep in touch on social media … Continue reading

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The 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival

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FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, CONTACT: David Mayhew, 203-533-5621 david@davidmayhew.net Josh Balber, 973-353-8051 jbalber@njpac.org GERALDINE R. DODGE POETRY FESTIVAL TO RETURN TO THE NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND NEWARK’S DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT FOR ITS 15TH BIENNIAL FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 23-26, 2014 MORRISTOWN, … Continue reading

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Nine High School Students. Two Poets. And the Dreams of Hundreds.

Posted on by Michele Russo

On October 19th, our “Before I Die…” project culminated with a performance at Gallery Aferro.  High school students from Newark joined two Dodge Poets to take the writings from the wall and craft them into a new performance.  They worked … Continue reading

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Before I Die I want to…

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Newark: A Gathering of Voices Please join us this Saturday, October 19 for this one-of-a-kind performance! In collaboration with Newark Arts Council and Gallery Aferro, we are excited to present a reading of the contributions to the Before I Die wall, arranged … Continue reading

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Philanthropy Grows in Newark as Economic Investment Expands

Posted on by Jeremy Johnson, Philanthropic Liaison for the City of Newark

If you want a feel good experience, try walking the streets of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. You won’t have to go very far before you see evidence that good things are happening. I have the fortunate option of driving, … 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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Thanks for Listening

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

This past Friday, during the morning readings in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall, I came on stage to introduce the third reader and saw that the hall was filled, to the fourth tier, with students.  We’d started out with a good crowd, but … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Updates

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

In the final days before the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival, we’re posting the tools you’ll need to have the best experience possible in Newark’s Downtown Arts District. Here are some new details we have added to let you plan your … Continue reading

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Poetry and Music

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Blood Dazzler at the Octoroon Balls with Patricia Smith and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Saturday, October 6th at 4:00PM Bethany Baptist Church 275 West Market Street Newark, NJ 07103 Poet Patricia Smith will read selections from Blood Dazzler, an … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Eavan Boland, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Director, Poetry Program

Eavan Boland’s “Quarantine” offers an ideal introduction to her poetry. Toward the end of the poem she writes, “There is no place here for the inexact/praise of the easy graces and sensuality of the body.”  Boland refuses to gloss over … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Greening the Festival with NJTransit

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

This year for the Festival we’re excited to team up with NJTransit and the Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau to green the Festival and help you get to Newark easily. Thanks to their help, we are excited to offer … Continue reading

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