Festival Highlights

 

Main Stage Events

These are just a few of the events that will be happening during the Dodge Poetry Festival this year. The following Main Stage events will be held in Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ

Please note that scheduling is subject to change. The full program is coming to this page soon!

Wondering which days a specific poet will be at the Festival? Check out our Poet Calendar, which lists all poets coming to Dodge and which days they will be reading.

THURSDAY, October 18

 EVENT

POETS & PERFORMERS 

AFTERNOON 

Poetry Sampler

Jan Beatty
Jericho Brown
Tina Chang
Sandra Cisneros
Henri Cole
Kwame Dawes
Juan Felipe Herrera
David Hinton
Eileen Myles
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Sharon Olds
Gregory Orr
Gregory Pardlo
Mary Ruefle
Sapphire
Rachel Wiley
David Young
and more…

EVENING

Academy of American Poets Chancellors’ Reading (Poets Forum)

Elizabeth Alexander
Ellen Bass
Marilyn Chin
Kwame Dawes
Forrest Gander
Linda Gregerson
Brenda Hillman
Marie Howe
Khaled Mattawa
Marilyn Nelson
Alicia Ostriker
Alberto Ríos
David St. John

FRIDAY,
October 19

EVENT

POETS & PERFORMERS

AFTERNOON

On Being Interview Krista Tippett and Jericho Brown

EVENING

Main Stage Readings

Jan Beatty
Henri Cole
Gregory Pardlo
Mary Ruefle
Sapphire

SATURDAY, October 20

 EVENT

POETS & PERFORMERS

AFTERNOON

The Beloved: A Poem and Song Cycle Gregory Orr and Parkington Sisters

AFTERNOON 

On Being Interview

Krista Tippett and Gregory Orr

AFTERNOON

Main Stage Readings

David Young
Kwame Dawes
Sandra Cisneros



EVENING

In Praise: A Hundred Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Earth (Poetry and Music)

Jan Beatty
Jericho Brown
Henri Cole
Kwame Dawes
Ross Gay
Rigoberto González
Juan Felipe Herrera
David Hinton
Joy Ladin
Joseph O. Legaspi
Eileen Myles
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Sharon Olds
Mary Ruefle
Rachel Wiley
and more…

SUNDAY, October 21

EVENT

POETS & PERFORMERS

AFTERNOON

Special Event: In Conversation with Ntozake Shange Ntozake Shange

AFTERNOON

On Being Interview Krista Tippett and Sharon Olds
EVENING Main Stage Readings

Juan Felipe Herrera
Eileen Myles
Sharon Olds
Ntozake Shange