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Jersey Give Back Guide: NOFA-NJ

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Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online portal for year-end giving that makes it easy to donate to some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits. Today we feature NOFA-NJ Organization name: Northeast … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Greater Life

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Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online portal for year-end giving that makes it easy to donate to some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits. Today we feature Greater Life. … Continue reading

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Dodge Foundation Week in Review

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Scroll through to learn more about what’s on the minds of Dodge Foundation program directors, what our grantees are up to: Just click on the links to learn more. [View the story “Week in Review ” on Storify]

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Dodge’s Week in Review

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Scroll through to learn more about what’s on the minds of Dodge Foundation program directors, what our grantees are up to and fun things you can do this weekend in New Jersey. Just click on the links to learn more. … Continue reading

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Dodge Week in Review

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A look back at Dodge Foundation grantees in the news and other stories on our radar related to New Jersey and our focus areas: environment, arts, media and education. Week ending Nov. 9.at  [<a href=”//storify.com/GRDodge/week-in-review-8″ target=”_blank”>View the story “Week in Review” … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: C. Dale Young

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

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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2014 Featured Festival Poet: A. Van Jordan

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

  One stereotypical image of a writer is a mysterious figure, sitting in a room that is darkened but for a desklamp, hunched over a notepad (or typewriter, or laptop…). The particulars of the scene may vary, but one thing … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rachel Wiley

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Rachel Wiley is tough. A force on the slam scene, she stands at the mic, loudly and proudly delivering her thoughts on body image and the media, race relations in the U.S., gender and sexuality, tattoos and OkCupid. Rachel Wiley … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Alberto Ríos

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

  Listen to Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos read the title poem from his collection, The Theater of Night. LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “THE THEATER OF NIGHT” from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Like many of his poems, “The Theater of Night” … 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: James Richardson

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

Only the most patient observer could write the kind of poems James Richardson writes.  Not patient the way we tend to think of it: “be patient,” the admonition, scold or punishment.  Or “waiting patiently,” which usually means waiting longer than … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Alice Oswald

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Listen to T.S. Eliot prize-winner Alice Oswald read the final section of her book-length poem, Memorial, which, instead of attempting a direct translation, retells the Illiad as a series of memorials for the many who died in the Trojan War. … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Tomás Q. Morín

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

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: Jamaal May

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Poetry

Detroit poet Jamaal May’s poem “I Do Have A Seam,” which he reads in the video above, is three poems in one. The form, called a contrapuntal poem, is made up of two columns. The reader can read the first … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rachel McKibbens

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

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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