Lunchtime Poems in Military Park

A Summer Poetry Reading Series

Dodge Poetry and Newark’s Military Park present Lunchtime Poems in Military Park: A Summer Poetry Reading Series. Join us on the third Thursday of June, July and August in the Newark's Military Park in the central plaza. 

Admission is free.

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In case of rain, readings will be cancelled with no rain date, and cancellation will be announced by 10am. Co-sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and the Military Park Partnership.

Date (Thursdays @12:30pm)


June 15th

Warrior Writers
A reading by veterans from Warrior Writers. Warrior Writers is a veteran-focused arts organization that fosters artistic exploration and expression through casual, welcoming workshops and retreats. Learn more about this reading here, and more about the Warrior Writers organization here. 

Poets: Jan Barry, Sarah R. Mess, Regina Mullin, Walt Nygard, Robert Sliclen, Frank Wagner and Dayl Wise

July 20

Newark Voices & Open Mic
Sample and celebrate Newark’s long-thriving poetry community by hearing some of its most dynamic emerging voices. Click here for more information & poet bios.

The reading will be followed by an Open Mic for interested audience members to read their own work or the work of another poet.

Poets: Marina Carreira, Robert Hylton and Dimitri Reyes

August 17

Meet the Dodge Poets
Dodge Poets are invaluable to our program - they work as Poets in the Schools at Mini-Festivals, lead Spring & Fountain sessions and are a major part of the Poetry Festival. This reading is to showcase their varied styles and celebrate their work.

Poets: Dr. Grisel Acosta, Bridget Talone, Gretna Wilkinson and Paul-Victor Winters