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2014 Festival in Pictures

See some familiar poet faces and relive some of your favorite moments from the 2014 Festival in Newark's Downtown Arts District.

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Poetry Exploration
for N.J. Teachers 

Spring & Fountain poetry exploration sessions are open for registration in locations across the state. Participants can earn up to 20 Professional Development Hours for their time in Spring & Fountain groups. Groups are intimate and run by Dodge Poets. 

Participants from Spring & Fountain sessions all over the state can join together for the culminating event, The Common Gathering, to be held on Saturday, May 9 in Princeton. The featured poet will be Patricia Smith. 

For more information and registration, click here.

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Poetry Friday: The Common Gathering in Photos May 15th, 2015 Dodge

  Last Saturday, teachers from all over the state who had taken part in our Spring & Fountain poetry exploration groups convened at Princeton Day School for a full day poetry retreat called The Common Gathering. Participants took part in morning and afternoon electives, which ranged from writing activities to conversations. It’s a chance to reconnect with poems, be surrounded ...

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Poetry Friday: Poetry Like Bread May 8th, 2015 Dodge

Poems of Political and Social Consciousness Like Martín Espada’s anthology of the same name, this evening of poetry readings and conversation gets its title from these lines from Roque Dalton’s poem “Like You” (Como Tú): “I believe the world is beautiful/and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.” Dalton not only wrote many passionate poems abo...

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