How Your Support Helps
Friends of the Festival contributions make it possible for the Dodge Poetry Program to continue its extraordinary work including the biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival;
Poetry-in-the-Schools events in New Jersey High Schools; Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain sessions for New Jersey teachers; and The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Archive Project.
To donate by check you can do so by writing to:
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program
14 Maple Avenue, Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
|$100||Registration and educational materials for one school attending High School Student Day at the Poetry Festival; every high school is given a comprehensive Teacher’s Kit to help teachers introduce students to Festival Poets, and to extend engagement with these poets throughout the school year.|
|$250||One teacher’s participation in Clearing the Spring/Tending the Fountain—Dodge’s signature teacher program that nurtures teachers’ creativity and imagination through the exploration of poetry. (Teachers attend for free.)|
|$500||Audio recording the daytime events at one neighborhood venue for one day of the Poetry Festival – Dodge is committed to presenting fresh voices in poetry at every Festival and capturing them for future generations.|
|$750||Professional editing services for one month of video postings to our YouTube Channel, which has allowed viewers from around the world to experience some of the highlights of recent Festivals.|
High School Mini-Festival with 3 regional poets; any high school in New Jersey is eligible to host a mini-festival, which Dodge co-sponsors.
|$2500||Use of a neighborhood venue in the Downtown Newark for the 2012 Festival; locations in the Arts District of Newark have included: Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, First Peddie Baptist Church, and the The Newark Museum.|
Live feed of the Main Stage Poetry Sampler Readings at the Festival; this service was debuted in 2010 and was instrumental in engaging an international audience.
Photo by Jeff Kubina It’s a simple premise—people gather together to sit in a circle, read poetry aloud to each other, and talk about the poems, all with the accompaniment of a seasoned po...Read More