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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: Kevin Goodan July 30th, 2014 Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

Photo courtesy of Lewis-Clark State College Kevin Goodan’s poetry has roots planted firmly in the earth, and leaves reaching towards the sky. Raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, Goodan worked at a slaughterhouse and fought forest fires before turning his focus on poetry. He finds the divine in raw moments of physical labor and violence, uncovers the numinous beneath th...

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Claudia Emerson July 25th, 2014 Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

Watch the Cortland Review’s Poets in Person with Claudia Emerson and her husband, musician Kent Ippolito, for a delightful introduction to one of our 2014 Festival Poets. IFRAME Embed for Youtube The tour of her home is, in many ways, a brief tour of the sensibility behind her poems. Pointing out an antique roll-top desk her mother used as a child and her father’s boyhood pencil box s...

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