Full Festival Schedule

 

THURSDAY, October 20

     

9:30 - 10:45 am

Welcome & Poets on Poetry (Laureates for Teachers) Billy Collins Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poets on Poetry (Laureates for Teachers) Robert Hass Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

11:00am - 12:15pm

Poets on Poetry Gary Snyder  Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant Bryan Borland, Robin Coste Lewis, Tanya Olson, Vijay Seshadri Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Poetry and Storytelling Katha Pollitt First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poets on Poetry Marilyn Chin Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

12:30 - 1:45pm

Poetry Sampler Kaveh Akbar,Robin Becker, Nickole Brown, Jos Charles, Billy Collins, Marilyn Chin, Martín Espada, Celeste Gainey, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield  Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poetry and Song Parkington Sisters Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Poets on Poetry Li-Young Lee First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?: Poetry and Identity C. Bain, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Stephanie Lenox, Aaron Smith Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

2:00 - 3:15pm

Poetry Sampler  Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Li-Young Lee, Stephanie Lenox, Robin Coste Lewis, Katha Pollitt, Alison Rollins, Vijay Seshadri, Tim Seibles, Aaron Smith, Gary Snyder, Javier Zamora  Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poets for Teachers Fatimah Asghar, Ricky Laurentiis, Safiya Sinclair Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Making a Life in Poetry Kaveh Akbar, Bryan Borland, Tanya Olson, R.A. Villaneuva First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poets on Poetry Jane Hirshfield  Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

3:30 - 4:45pm

Poets on Poetry  Juan Felipe Herrera Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Silence is Become Speech Fatimah Asghar, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Brenda Hillman, Katha Pollitt Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Poets on Poetry Martín Espada First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Going Public with Private Feelings Nickole Brown, Jos Charles, Robin Coste Lewis, Tim Seibles Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

5:00 - 7:00pm

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

6:45 - 7:00pm

Mayor's Welcome Ras Baraka Prudential (NJPAC)

7:00 - 9:15pm

Academy of American Poets Chancellors' Reading Elizabeth Alexander, Mark Doty, Linda Gregerson, Juan Felipe Herrera, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Khaled Mattawa, Marilyn Nelson, Alicia Ostriker, Claudia Rankine, Alberto Rios, Arthur Sze, Anne Waldman Prudential (NJPAC)

 

     

FRIDAY,
October 21 

     

9:30-10:40am

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Billy Collins, Rickey Laurentiis, Angel Nafis Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Michael Klein,Yesenia Montilla, Aaron Smith Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A C. Bain, Christian Campbell, Celeste Gainey, Emilia Phillips Newark Museum

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Bryan Borland, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Li-Young Lee Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Kaveh Akbar, Stephanie Lenox, Tanya Olson First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Robin Becker, Jos Charles, Vijay Seshadri North Star Auditorium

11:00 - 12:10pm

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Martín Espada, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Gary Snyder Prudential (NJPAC)

 

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Fatimah Asghar, Marilyn Chin, sam sax Victoria (NJPAC)

 

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Mahogany L. Browne, Robert Hass, R.A. Villanueva  Saint Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral

 

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Nicole Terez Dutton, Michael Klein, Javier Zamora Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Nickole Brown, Li-Young Lee, Safiya Sinclair First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Ellen Hagan, Robin Coste Lewis, Tim Seibles, Vincent Toro North Star Auditorium

 

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Jonterri Gadson, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Marty McConnell, Alison C. Rollins Newark Museum

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

12:35 - 1:40pm

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Marilyn Chin, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Gary Snyder Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poets Forum Conversation: Poets on Poetry Linda Gregerson, Alicia Ostriker, Alberto Ríos Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Poets on Poetry Robert Hass Saint Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral

 

National Student Poets and NJCTE Poets Reading TBA  Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Mahogany L. Browne, Ellen Hagan, Brenda Hillman First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Nicole Terez Dutton, Jane Hirshfield, Javier Zamora North Star Auditorium

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Robin Becker, Stephanie Lenox, R.A. Villanueva Newark Museum

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

2:00 - 3:00pm

Poetry and Song Billy Collins, Parkington Sisters, Tim Seibles  Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poets Forum: Poetry and Activism Juan Felipe Herrera, Brenda Hillman, Khaled Mattawa, Anne Waldman Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Fatimah Asghar, sam sax Saint Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral

 

Going Public with Private Feelings Kaveh Akbar, Bryan Borland, Katha Pollitt Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Poetry and Pride C. Bain, Rickey Laurentiis, Tanya Olson, Aaron Smith North Star Auditorium

 

Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?: Poetry and Identity Nickole Brown, Jos Charles, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Vijay Seshadri First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poetics of War: Writing the Military Experience Warrior Writers Newark Museum

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

3:20 - 4:20pm

Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A Jonterri Gadson, Marty McConnell, Alison C. Rollins, Safiya Sinclair Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poets Forum: Making a Life in Poetry Elizabeth Alexander, Mark Doty, Jane Hirshfield, Alicia Ostriker Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Going Public with Private Feelings Christian Campbell, Celeste Gainey, Emilia Phillips Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Making a Life in Poetry Stephanie Lenox, Yesenia Montilla, Angel Nafis First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poetry and Storytelling C.I.R. North Star Auditorium

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

4:30 - 5:30pm

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

6:30 - 7:45pm

The Work To Be Done: Poetry and Social Justice, a Conversation Martín Espada, Juan Felipe Herrera, Katha Pollitt, Claudia Rankine with special guest moderator Brian Lehrer Prudential (NJPAC)

8:00-8:30pm

Main Stage Reading Martín Espada Prudential (NJPAC)

8:30-9:00pm

Main Stage Reading Katha Pollitt Prudential (NJPAC)

9:00-9:30pm

Main Stage Reading Claudia Rankine Prudential (NJPAC)

 

     

SATURDAY, October 22

     

8:00 - 9:00am

Yoga and Tai-Chi   Military Park

9:30 - 10:40am

In Praise Martín Espada, Mahogany L. Browne Prudential (NJPAC)

 

On Craft  Billy Collins First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

11:00 - 12:10pm

Washing in Clear Water: Asian Poetry in America Marilyn Chin, Robert Hass, Jane Hirshfield, Li-Young Lee, Gary Snyder Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poetry and Pride Robin Coste Lewis, Michael Klein, Rickey Laurentiis, Nickole Brown First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellows Kaveh Akbar, Jos Charles, Angel Nafis, Alison C. Rollins, Javier Zamora Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?: Poetry and Identity Jonterri Gadson, Katha Pollitt, Vijay Seshadri, Aaron Smith Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Festival Poets Reading Christian Campbell, Ellen Hagan, Stephanie Lenox, Marty McConnell, Safiya Sinclair Newark Museum

 

Kundiman Reading TBA Aljira

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

12:30 - 1:40pm

Main Stage Reading Brenda Hillman and Vijay Seshadri Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Poetry Across Borders Kaveh Akbar, C. Bain, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Juan Felipe Herrera First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poets Forum: The Poetic Line Mark Doty, Linda Gregerson, Jane Hirshfield and Arthur Sze Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Masks and Masculinity Billy Collins, Martín Espada, sam sax and Tim Seibles Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Festival Poets Reading Fatimah Asghar, Bryan Borland, Yesenia Montilla, Tanya Olson, R.A. Villanueva Newark Museum

 

CantoMundo TBA Aljira

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator  Military Park

2:00 - 3:10pm

Main Stage Reading Marilyn Chin and Robin Coste Lewis Prudential (NJPAC)

 

On Craft Robert Hass First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poets Forum: American Poetries Brenda Hillman, Khaled Mattawa, Claudia Rankine and Anne Waldman Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Silence is Become Speech Robin Becker, Nickole Brown, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Katha Pollitt Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Festival Poets Reading C. Bain, Nicole Terez Dutton, Stephanie Lenox, Priscilla Orr, sam sax Newark Museum

 

Brick City Voices Reading Hugo dos Santos, Cindy Goncalves, Leah Jackson, Mia X, PaulA Neves, Starski Aljira

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator  Military Park

3:30 - 4:40pm

Main Stage Reading Li-Young Lee and Tim Seibles Prudential (NJPAC)

 

On Craft Gary Snyder First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Poets Forum: Role of the Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Marilyn Nelson, Alberto Ríos, Arthur Sze Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Festival Poet Reading Mahogany L. Browne, Jonterri Gadson, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Rickey Laurentiis, Emilia Phillips Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Festival Poet Reading Sarah Blake, Marina Carrera, Naomi Extra, Lois Harrod, Vincent Toro Newark Museum

 

Warrior Writers Reading Chantelle Bateman, Lovella Calica, Omar Columbus, Nicole Goodwin, Sarah N. Mess, Mike Miller, Walt Nygard, Valeria Stemac, Toni Topps Aljira

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator  Military Park

5:00 - 6:00pm

Festival Poet Reading Kevin Carey, Nicole Terez Dutton, Celeste Gainey, Amy Meng, Deborah Paredez First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church

 

Festival Poet Reading Robin Becker, Christian Campbell, Diane Lockward, Marty McConnell, Aaron Smith Trinity-St. Philips Cathedral

 

Festival Poet Reading Ellen Hagan, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Michael Klein, Safiya Sinclair Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Open Reading General Public/Moderator Military Park

7:15 - 9:00pm

Poetry like Bread: Poems of Social and Political Consciousness  Marilyn Chin, Robert Hass, Martín Espada, Juan Felipe Herrera, Brenda Hillman, Claudia Rankine, Vijay Seshadri with Musical Guests Parkington Sisters and Jamilah Woods Prudential (NJPAC)

 

     

SUNDAY, October 23

     

8:00 - 9:00am

Yoga and Tai-Chi   Military Park

9:30 - 10:40am

Our House: Eco-Poetry and the Earth Robert Hass, Jane Hirshfield, Gary Snyder, Margaret Waldock Prudential (NJPAC)

 

From Homer to Hip Hop: Poetry and the Oral Tradition Fatimah Asghar, Martín Espada, Li-Young Lee, Tim Seibles, Safiya Sinclair Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Festival Poet Reading Nicole Terez Dutton, Jonterri Gadson, Stephanie Lenox, Emilia Phillips, R.A. Villanueva Newark Museum

 

Rutgers/Newark MFA Reading TBA Aljira

11:00 - 12:10pm

I, too sing America: Poetry and Race Marilyn Chin, Juan Felipe Herrera, Brenda Hillman, Claudia Rankine and Vijay Seshadri Prudential (NJPAC)

 

I Only Laugh When It Hurts Billy Collins, Katha Pollitt Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Festival Poet Reading Mahogany L. Browne, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Marty McConnell, sam sax, Aaron Smith Newark Museum

 

Cave Canem Reading TBA Aljira

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

12:30 - 1:40pm

Tribute to Galway Kinnell Billy Collins, Martín Espada, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Tim Seibles, Vijay Seshadri, the Kinnell Family Prudential (NJPAC)

 

Silence is Become Speech Robin Becker, Marilyn Chin, Robin Coste Lewis, Claudia Rankine Victoria (NJPAC)

 

Festival Poet Reading Bryan Borland, Nickole Brown, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Michael Klein, Rickey Laurentiis Newark Museum

 

Festival Poet Reading C. Bain, Christian Campbell, Celeste Gainey, Ellen Hagan, Tanya Olson Aljira

 

Open Reading General Public, Moderator Military Park

2:00 - 3:30pm

Main Stage Reading Billy Collins, Robert Hass, Jane Hirshfield Prudential (NJPAC)

3:45 - 5:15pm

Main Stage Reading Juan Felipe Herrera, Gary Snyder Prudential (NJPAC)