Category Archives: Poets

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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“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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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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Janet Aalfs on Poetry & Democracy

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Leading up to our “What Is It, Then, Between Us?”: Poetry & Democracy event in Morristown on March 23, 2019, we’ll be sharing blog posts with some of the poets and organizations who will be part of the day. Today, we’re sharing … Continue reading

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Joe Weil on Poetry & Democracy

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Leading up to our “What Is It, Then, Between Us?”: Poetry & Democracy event in Morristown on March 23, 2019, we’ll be sharing Q&As with some of the poets and organizations who will be part of the day.  Today, we’re … Continue reading

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Poetry & Democracy

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We’re so excited to announce our free, public event coming up on Saturday, March 23 in Morristown: What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy. Each March, every member organization of the national Poetry Coalition offers programming related to … Continue reading

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Ask a Poet: Gregory Orr

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Welcome to our Ask a Poet blog series! Leading up to the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival, we will be putting the spotlight on poets you can see at #DPF18, October 18-21. Learn more about a new Festival Poet every Wednesday and … Continue reading

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Ask a Poet: Ellen Bass

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Welcome back to our Ask a Poet blog series! Leading up to the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival, we will be putting the spotlight on poets you can see at #DPF18, October 18-21. Learn more about a new Festival Poet every Wednesday … Continue reading

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