Tag Archives: Poets

2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rebecca Lindenberg

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

Rebecca Lindenberg’s fascination with language is apparent and infectious throughout Love, An Index, her first book of poems. Each poem underscores both the power and ineptitude of language in the face of the ineffable, and one would be hard-pressed to … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Stephen Kuusisto

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

In his most recent books of poems, Letters to Borges, Stephen Kuusisto presents a speaker who travels around the world and, like an archaeologist, digs around, turning artifacts over in his hands and lingering over the varying textures of each … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Yusef Komunyakaa

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Listen to Yusef Komunyakaa at the 2004 Dodge Poetry Festival recite his poem about visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. for the first time, “Facing It.” The simple phrase, “facing it” could almost stand for Komunyakaa’s ars poetica. … Continue reading

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