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Poetry Friday: Giving Voice Poems

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

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. The packet is full of poems which lend themselves to being read … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: The Common Gathering 2013

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A Day-Long Poetry Retreat for Teachers Last Saturday, over 100 New Jersey teachers spent the day immersed in poetry at The Common Gathering.  It sounds like a luxury.  But for teachers who face enormous pressure and who are constantly “on” … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Spring & Fountain

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

The sessions have killed my fear of poetry! –Teresa Dwyer, West Milford High School, West Milford Trepidation, anxiety, a tight feeling in your chest… Cold sweats, nail biting, excessive “ummm”ing… Pacing, bellyaches… It’s either a blind date, or it’s poetry. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Guest Blog: J.C. Todd, Dodge Poet

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale

On the first day of the new year, promise shines, but on the second day, it begins to dim. Returning to teaching, although it’s a new semester with new courses, isn’t accompanied by the start-up glow of the fall term. … Continue reading

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