Want to make sure you catch a specific poet during the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival? Here are the specific days that each poet will be performing in Newark's Downtown Arts District.

Please note: This list will be kept up-to-date as we get closer to the Festival, but schedules are subject to change. 

Presence of an asterisk (*) indicates that poet will be participating in the evening Chancellor's reading only, so they will not be performing during the daytime.

  Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Elizabeth Alexander



Francisco Aragón




Renée Ashley




Ellen Bass



Jan Beatty

William Brewer



Jericho Brown

Tina Chang

Cortney Lamar Charleston




Marilyn Chin



Sandra Cisneros

Henri Cole

Aaron Coleman



Kwame Dawes

Safia Elhillo



William Evans



Naomi Extra




Forrest Gander



Ross Gay



Maria Mazziotti Gillan



Rigoberto González



Linda Gregerson





Juan Felipe Herrera

Brenda Hillman



David Hinton

Nicole Homer



Marie Howe



Rob Hylton



Joy Ladin



Joseph Legaspi



Raymond Luczak



Khaled Mattawa



Peter E. Murphy




Eileen Myles

Marilyn Nelson



Aimee Nezhukumatathil


Hieu Minh Nguyen




Sharon Olds



Gregory Orr





Alicia Ostriker





Gregory Pardlo




Kevin Pilkington





Khadijah Queen





Nancy Reddy




Alberto Ríos





Mary Ruefle





Christine Salvatore









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Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Nicole Sealey




Ntozake Shange





Danez Smith





David St. John





J.C. Todd





Paul Tran

BJ Ward




Rachel Wiley





Jenny Xie





David Young