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Do you want to perform on the stages of the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival? We are happily accepting hard copy submissions of poetry. Our staff reviews every submission we receive. 

Please review our submission guidelines carefully. We do not accept electronic submissions.

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See 2012 Festival Photos

Whether you weren’t able to make it to the 2012 Festival, or you’d just like to remember some highlights from your time there, we’ve collected some photo highlights of October 11th to 14th. Peruse our full Festival Photo Gallery and relive the largest Poetry event in North America. 


Preserving the Past,
Sustaining the Future

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.

The Dodge Blog

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A Healthy Diet of Poetry April 4th, 2014 Dodge Poetry Staff

April is National Poetry Month, so it’s a great time to surprise people with poetry. Why not share some poems in unexpected places, like the grocery store? Or your own refrigerator to surprise your family? Choose some food poems, hide them somewhere fun for an unsuspecting shopper or grazer to enjoy. Wouldn’t you smile if you found a poem when you least expected it? Here are some poem...

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Poems from the Spring & Fountain Leaders’ Meeting March 28th, 2014 Dodge Poetry Staff

Each year, before Spring & Fountain, our poetry program for teachers, begins we meet with all of the Dodge Poets who will lead sessions around the state. We all come together to discuss the program, and we actually take part in a Spring & Fountain style session – we each bring 4 poems of our own to read aloud, with copies for everyone. Each year, we like to share with you the poems ...

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