Martin Farawell was named Director of the Dodge Poetry Program in January 2009. Since 1998, as Festival Assistant, Festival Coordinator and then Associate Director, he worked behind the scenes on every phase of planning, designing and producing the Dodge Poetry Festival and Poetry in the Schools Program. Martin received his master’s degree in creative writing from New York University, and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University.
His poems have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, and his plays have been produced in regional, university, off-off-Broadway and community theaters from South Africa to Washington State. Martin has more than two decades of hands-on experience in all aspects of theatrical production and inaugurated poetry reading series at the Pike Street Arts Center and New York University. He taught composition, creative writing, poetry and literature for ten years on the secondary school and college levels, and is an experienced visiting artist-in-the-schools.