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Poetry Friday: The Poetry Coalition

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Poetry Program Director

Imagine walking into an airy, beautiful, contemporary building with 50,000 poetry books, one of the largest audio and video archives of poetry in the word, a small theater for readings, spaces dedicated to workshops, meetings and conferences, and its own little … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Hate

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  For a direct response to the events in Charlottesville, see Dodge President and CEO Chris Daggett’s blog. As a team of poets who have read, written and presented poetry throughout our lives, we believe it can do the opposite … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thanks for a Great School Year!

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As we launch ourselves into vacations, beaches, and summer book reading, Dodge Poetry is taking some time to reflect on the classroom excitement we had this past Spring, bringing Dodge Poets into high schools.  These visits are a chance for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Inauguration Poems of the Past

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Today is Inauguration Day, and we invite you to spend some time with the six poems that have been part of inauguration ceremonies of the past. While poems are often part of public ceremony, it wasn’t until 1961 that an inaugural poem was … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Sophie Cabot Black

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  Today’s featured Festival film is a reading by Sophie Cabot Black from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy her poems “Already Broken,” “Somewhere in New Jersey is the Center” and  “Love Poem.” For more information about Sophie Cabot Black, check out our blog … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Classroom: Giving Voice

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The Poetry Read-Around   CONCEPT: Building on last month’s “Listening to Poetry” activities, “Giving Voice” opens up the experience of listening to poems aloud by inviting everyone in the room to participate as a reader. “Giving Voice” also offers an … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Classroom: Listening to Poetry

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From Homer to Hip Hop   Concept: In The Sounds of Poetry, Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky writes that the reader’s body is the medium of the poem: not the page, the human body. If you think about the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Mark Doty

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It’s Friday, so we’ve got footage for you! Today’s Festival video is a reading by the beloved Mark Doty at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy!   *** Check back with us each Friday for more Festival videos! Dodge Poetry Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | dodgepoetry.org

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Poetry in the Classroom: Welcome to the Poetry Zone!

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Once a month throughout the school year, our Poetry blog will feature ideas and activities for classroom use.  All these posts will focus on creating opportunities that invite students to experience a personal connection to poetry.  An easy way to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Patrick Rosal

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We’re continuing our Festival Video series today with poet Patrick Rosal! Patrick reads his poems “Typhoon Poem” and “Despedida Ardiente” during the poetry sampler at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. For more info on Patrick, check out our blog about him or visit his website. Twitter: @patrickrosal *** Check back with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: New Festival Videos!

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Up close. Personal. Human. Those are just a few of the qualities we hope you will love about our short videos of poetry readings from the Dodge Poetry Festival. These videos offer an even more up-close view than being at … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Summer Wrap Up

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This summer was the second run of our Lunchtime Poems poetry reading series in Newark’s Military Park. For seven Tuesdays starting in July, poetry filled the air for our audience, as well as for park patrons who may not have … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Poetry in Unexpected Places

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No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Juan Felipe Herrera

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Poetry Program Director

In honor of Juan Felipe Herrera, our new United States Poet Laureate, this is a reblog of his 2012 Dodge Poet blog feature. We can’t wait to see what this year brings for him, and what he brings to the position. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Giving Voice to Poems

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Each year at the Common Gathering, the culminating event of our Spring & Fountain program, we provide attendees with the Giving Voice packet, made especially for that year. If you’d like to learn more about the Giving Voice experience (which … Continue reading

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