Frequently Asked Questions

1. When will the next Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival occur?

The next Festival will take place October 20-23, 2022. Please stay updated by joining our mailing list and following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok

2. How can I purchase tickets for the 2022 Festival?

Find links to purchase a Four-Day Pass, Weekend Pass, or Single-Day Pass on our Tickets page.

3. How can I receive Festival information as it is released?

Join our mailing list and receive updates and information on all of our events and programs. If applicable, include both email and street address.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter @DodgePoetryFest and Instagram @dodgepoetry to keep up with Dodge Poetry Festival and Program news.

4. What COVID-19 safety policies do you have in place for the upcoming Festival?

To protect the health and safety of attendees, staff, volunteers and presenters at the 2022 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, we will require all Festival goers ages 5 and up to wear facemasks at all times when indoors (please note that the Festival is not recommended for youngsters).

Visit our COVID-19 Safety Policy page one week before the Festival to stay up-to-date, as it is subject to change. 

5. How can I get a Dodge Poet to come to my high school?

For more information about the Dodge Poetry Program and arranging a visit to your school, click here.

6. How can I read my work at the Dodge Poetry Festival?

We are no longer accepting submissions for poets who wish to read at the 2022 Festival. Please visit our Submission Guidelines page in January 2023 to learn how to be considered for the 2024 Festival.

We do, however, offer Open Readings throughout the Festival for any ticketholders who wish to read a poem. 

7. Where can I get video footage of the Festival?

Sign up for a free Dodge Poetry Membership at our Members site to access our 2020 Festival Video Library of over 50 sessions from our 2020 virtual festival.

More than sixty videos featuring short readings by Festival Poets who participated in the 2006, 2008 and 2014 Dodge Poetry Festivals can be found on our YouTube channel:

Five PBS television series, including four hosted by Bill Moyers, feature extensive footage shot at past Festivals:

The Power of the Word, with Bill Moyers
The Language of Life, with Bill Moyers
Poetry Heaven
Fooling With Words, with Bill Moyers
Sounds of Poetry, with Bill Moyers

Festival footage can also be found in these PBS television specials:

A Life Together, Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon
Rita Dove, Poet Laureate

If your local public, college or school library does not have copies of these programs, urge them to purchase them through Films for the Humanities and Sciences:

Many episodes of WGBH’s Poetry Everywhere series feature readings filmed at past Dodge Poetry Festivals.

The Dodge Poetry Archive Project hopes to make more video and audio footage available to teachers, students and the general public in the years ahead.

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Where Can I Find Videos of the Festival?

See highlights of the 2006, 2008 and 2010 Festivals on our Video page.