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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Shara McCallum

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 Today’s featured poetry reading showcases the work of Shara McCallum at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Enjoy this reading of her poem “Psalm for Kingston.” For more information, check out our blog about her here.     *** Check back … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Video – Eavan Boland

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Our Poetry Friday featured Festival video this week is a reading by Eavan Boland at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Eavan reads her poem “The Lost Art of Letter Writing.” For more information about Eavan Boland, check out our blog.     *** … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Alberto Rios

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Enjoy this reading of “Refugio’s Hair” and “Perfect for Any Occasion” by Alberto Ríos at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. For more information on Alberto, check out our blog about him, or visit his website.     *** Check back with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Rachel Wiley

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Our Poetry Friday featured Festival video this week is a reading by Rachel Wiley at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Rachel reads her poems “Conversations With My Father in a Dunk Tank” and “Gorgon.” For more information about Rachel, check … Continue reading

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Thank You, Veterans

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  In observance of Veterans Day, we present to you a reading from the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival by Iraq veteran Brian Turner. In addition to his poetry, Turner’s memoir “My Life as a Foreign Country” offers a powerful and intimate … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Jan Beatty

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  This week’s featured Festival Video is a reading by Jan Beatty at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. Jan reads her poems “A Waitress’ Instructions on Tipping or Get the Cash Up and Don’t Waste My Time” and “The Zen … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Festival Videos – Camille T. Dungy

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  Poetry Friday is here again! Today we’re happy to share with you a reading by Camille T. Dungy, reading her poems “Frequently Asked Questions: No. 5” and “Characteristics of Life” at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival. For more information on Camille, … Continue reading

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In Gratitude

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Poetry Director

Asked in an interview about religion and prayer, poet Gary Snyder said, “At the very least, you should say thank you.” It didn’t matter what religious views you held. If you were sitting down to a meal, sharing company with … 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: Tracy K. Smith

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

We rarely think of such kitschy science fiction films as Omega Man, Soylent Green and the many sequels to the original Planet of the Apes as poetic. But in a PBS NewsHour interview, Tracy K. Smith has said she drew … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Gary Snyder

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Raised on a small dairy farm that bordered on the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, from an early age Gary Snyder had a strong sense of our connection to the natural world. Surviving on a subsistence farm in the Great … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Aja Monet

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Poetry

Listen to Brooklyn poet Aja Monet read, and you’ll immediately be drawn in by her strong voice. Monet is a young poet, vibrant and warm but also balancing a worldliness and sophistication which surpasses her age. She’s got a presence … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Patrick Rosal

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Program Coordinator

Pat Rosal was born and raised in New Jersey and has written “love poems” to this wonderful state, which is just one of the reasons I will always have a soft spot in my heart for him. Watch him read … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Robert Pinsky

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

In The Sounds of Poetry, three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky writes, “The medium of poetry is a human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense … 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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