2016 Dodge Poetry Festival Announcements

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The 30th Anniversary Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will be held October 20-23, 2016 at NJPAC and Newark’s Downtown Arts District!

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    • Over 50 poets will participate in the 16th biennial Festival! Poets include:
      • Current U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
      • Former U.S. Poets Laureate Billy Collins, Kay Ryan and Robert Hass
      • Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder and Pulitzer finalist Elizabeth Alexander, the inaugural poet at President Barack Obama’s first inauguration
      • A diverse array of poets ranging from established contemporary writers to emerging voices
      • For a more complete list, visit our Festival Lineup Page – more names to be announced by the summer!
    • Programming will include a special event called The Work to be Done: Poetry and Social Justice  – a poetry conversation with Martín Espada, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Katha Pollitt and Claudia Rankine.
    • The first reading by the winners of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, given to support emerging poets by the Poetry Foundation 
    • Special readings by poets from Kundiman, Cave Canem, and CantoMundo, as well as by poets from Warrior Writers and Newark’s exciting poetry scene
    • NJ TRANSIT Special $10.50 Round-trip Fare helps us to “Green” the Festival, and you to save some green! Transit tickets on sale soon.



Stay updated on the 2016 as information becomes available! #DPF16

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