Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Festival occurs every other year; our first-ever virtual Festival will begin on October 22, 2020. Please stay updated by joining our mailing list, our Facebook page, or following @DodgePoetryFest on Twitter!

2. How can I purchase tickets for the virtual 2020 Festival?

In the name of access and equity, we are offering live streaming of #DPF20 online at no charge. Performances on-demand will be available for a nominal subscription fee. Schools and teachers that register in advance will have free full access. 

Registration is not yet open. To receive information as soon as registration is available, please join our mailing list. 

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 and Twitter @DodgePoetryFest and Instagram @dodgepoetry to keep up with Dodge Poetry Festival and Program news.

4. 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.

5. 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 2020 Festival. Please visit our Submission Guidelines page in January 2021 to learn how to be considered for the 2022 Festival.

6. Where can I get video footage of the 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.