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Lunchtime Poems in Military Park

Join us for our new lunchtime poetry reading series held in the beautifully renovated Military Park in Newark. Every Thursday until the end of summer, you can get to know local poets with Brick City Voices, war veterans-turned-poets with Warrior Writers, and get a preview of some 2014 Festival poets. 

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The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Archive project is planned to consist of 2,500 hours of audio and video recordings, which include never-before-seen and once-in-a-lifetime conversations by internationally recognized poets.

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Rita Dove July 23rd, 2014 Martin Farawell, Program Directory, Poetry

Listen to Rita Dove read “American Smooth” at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival. IFRAME Embed for Youtube It’s widely known that poet Rita Dove is the youngest person, and the first African-American, to be appointed United States Poet Laureate. Her biographies inevitably offer some sampling of her long list of honors, including the Pulitzer Prize. Probably less widely known is what...

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Sean Thomas Dougherty July 23rd, 2014 Rebecca Gambale, Poetry Online Communications Coordinator

“There are arias everywhere, my brother.” That might as well be Sean Thomas Dougherty’s mantra. Growing up in working class New Hampshire, laboring at blue collar jobs throughout his life in factories and warehouses, Dougherty eventually set his sights on poetry. He may have left this blue collar background, but it did not leave him. The rhythms of the streets and the music of t...

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