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Poetry Friday: #NPM15 Round Up

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When National Poetry Month started, we shared with you how we place poems all around our office during the month (and sometimes other times of year, too.) This allows us to be Poetry Ambassadors, sharing new poems with others – … Continue reading

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Are You A Poetry Ambassador?

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Happy National Poetry Month! Whether you’re reading a Poem-a-Day on Poets.org, writing a poem a day as part of NaPoWriMo, carrying one in your pocket or just generally being more open to poetry this month, April is a great time to connect … Continue reading

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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: Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain

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I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long.—You come too. –Robert Frost There is a small stream that … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Spring & Fountain News!

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Right now, the Dodge Poetry Program is gearing up for its spring program Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain, for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas who live or work in New Jersey. With the guidance of a Dodge Poet, teachers … Continue reading

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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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Dodge Q&A: Martin Farawell on the Dodge Poetry Festival

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The Dodge Q&A series is designed to introduce you to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff as they share what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might not … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: C. Dale Young

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Measured and precise. Reflective and kind. The artistry in C. Dale Young’s poems resonate with his “real” job. Young is a physician–an oncology radiologist–and has said that because of the demands of his work, he only writes four or five … Continue reading

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#POETRYTOME PHOTO CONTEST

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You could win a prize and have a photo displayed at the upcoming Dodge Poetry Festival! “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,” Emily Dickinson famously said, “I know that is poetry.” Coming … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Tomás Q. Morín

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Tomás Q. Morín is a story teller. His voice is dark and mysterious, rich with imagination and lilting with absurdity. A Larger Country, Morín’s first book of poems, conjures the image of a cloaked figure sitting fireside, spinning tales. He … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Sharon Olds

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Photo by Marcus Mam, Vogue, September 2012 Through ten collections of poems, Sharon Olds has turned an unflinching eye toward the ecstasies and sorrows of living in the human body. Every stage of life is meticulously observed and explored: childhood, … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rachel McKibbens

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Photo courtesy of rachelmckibbens.com Rachel McKibbens’s poetry feels like a product of dark magic–not meaning it is evil or bad, but rather a miracle arisen from misery. McKibbens is a phoenix, proud and resplendent amongst her ashes. She starts with … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Anis Mojgani

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Photo by Jered Scott Anis Mogjani is a contagious poet.  His poems make you want to fall in love with the world all over again.  To look at the world with fresh eyes, to wonder and to marvel.  His combination … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Shara McCallum

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“I’m equally interested in myth as much as I’m interested in history, both personal and public.  I also have always loved best three things, which explain why I became a poet:  song, story and metaphor.” Have you ever wished you … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rebecca Lindenberg

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Rebecca Lindenberg’s fascination with language is apparent and infectious throughout Love, An Index, her first book of poems. Each poem underscores both the power and ineptitude of language in the face of the ineffable, and one would be hard-pressed to … Continue reading

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