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Submissions Open for DPF2022

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It feels like just yesterday that we wrapped up the 2020 Dodge Poetry Festival (which ran from October 22 – November 1 this past fall), but it’s been a few months now, and it’s time to start thinking about 2022! … Continue reading

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Poetry for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a special time for poetry–a day when many people turn to poets for help expressing their love to someone special. Of course, romantic love doesn’t have a monopoly on great poetry. Poets can help us find words … Continue reading

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Honoring Black History Month with Poetry

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Black poets have played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of American poetry. In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing a list of just some of the 2020 Dodge Poetry Festival videos to revisit or watch for the first time this February, including sessions curated by Cave Canem and the Academy of … Continue reading

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How to join us for #DPF2020 and reduce plastic while home

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We are very excited to share information about the virtual Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, taking place Oct. 22 through Nov. 1!  Our first-ever virtual Festival is free and features over 100 beloved and exciting emerging poets. You can view … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Ysabel Y. Gonzalez on creating, dismantling the why during times of crisis

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The Dodge Q&A series is designed to share what Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff are learning and thinking about as they engage with social sector leaders from throughout the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might … Continue reading

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Going virtual with #DPF20

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Every other year since 1986, the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival has often gone off with hardly a discernible hitch. But life, of course, has its twists and turns, and the Festival has prevailed through some really unexpected ones. Who … Continue reading

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“The way anger dwells in a man / Who studies the history of his nation”

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On Tuesday, our President & CEO Tanuja Dehne took to the Dodge Blog to state the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s commitment to anti-racism and condemnation of white supremacy. You can read her full remarks here. In addition, Dodge Poetry is … Continue reading

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Celebrating a New Tradition: the Newark High School Poetry Festival

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We are so grateful to the city of Newark and the communities that live and work there for welcoming the Dodge Poetry Festival with warmth, kindness and absolute love for poetry when we host our Festival in the downtown arts … Continue reading

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Newark High School Poetry Festival: Joe Weil

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This fall, we’re hosting the second biennial Newark High School Poetry Festival. Groups of students from every public high school in Newark will be coming together at Rutgers-Newark’s Paul Robeson Center for a day of poetry readings, conversations, and performance … Continue reading

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Newark High School Poetry Festival: khalil murrell

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This fall, we’re hosting the second biennial Newark High School Poetry Festival. Groups of students from every public high school in Newark will be coming together at Rutgers-Newark’s Paul Robeson Center for a day of poetry readings, conversations, and performance … Continue reading

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Newark High School Poetry Festival: Nicole Homer

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This fall, we’re hosting the second biennial Newark High School Poetry Festival. Groups of students from every public high school in Newark will be coming together at Rutgers-Newark’s Paul Robeson Center for a day of poetry readings, conversations, and performance … Continue reading

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“Contando Nuestras Historias / Telling Our Stories” with Wind of the Spirit

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The Dodge Poetry Program kicked off an exciting new project in collaboration with Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center on October 5. “Contando Nuestras Historias/Telling Our Stories” is an initiative providing space for members of Wind of the Spirit’s … Continue reading

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Accepting Submissions for Dodge Poets

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Beyond the Festival You probably know that we host the largest poetry festival in North America, held every other year in the downtown arts district of Newark, New Jersey. You may not know that we offer poetry programming throughout New … Continue reading

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“Small Truths and Other Surprises” — Jericho Brown on On Being

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At the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival last October, Krista Tippett recorded several conversations in Prudential Hall at NJPAC for her Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast, On Being. On Being has since released episodes of her conversation with Sharon Olds (“Odes to the *****”) and with … Continue reading

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“Shaping Grief with Language”: Gregory Orr featured on On Being

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If you attended the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival last October, you might remember that Krista Tippett recorded several conversations in Prudential Hall at NJPAC for her Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast, On Being. Her conversation with Sharon Olds, “Odes … Continue reading

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