Tag Archives: Patricia Smith

Poetry Friday: The Common Gathering in Photos

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  Last Saturday, teachers from all over the state who had taken part in our Spring & Fountain poetry exploration groups convened at Princeton Day School for a full day poetry retreat called The Common Gathering. Participants took part in morning … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Poetry Like Bread

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Poems of Political and Social Consciousness Like Martín Espada’s anthology of the same name, this evening of poetry readings and conversation gets its title from these lines from Roque Dalton’s poem “Like You” (Como Tú): “I believe the world is … 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 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: Patricia Smith, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Patricia Smith is that rare poet who has succeeded in both the realms of spoken word and published poetry. Four-time National Individual Grand-Slam Champion (an unsurpassed achievement), her work has appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, Best American Poetry and many … 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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2010 Festival Poet: Tyehimba Jess

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Khalil Murrell, Program Associate, Poetry Poetry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Music History,” unless you’ve been reading Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica, or leadbelly by Tyehimba Jess. Through poems in the voice of … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Patricia Smith

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Patricia Smith’s reading of her poem “34” reminds us that poetry comes out of an oral tradition that predates written language by tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of years. We know the … Continue reading

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