Dodge Poetry Festival: October 20-23, 2022


After a successful virtual festival in 2020, we are so excited to return to Newark in-person for four days of poetry readings, conversations and music collaborations, book signings, and bumping into old and new friends.


October 20-23, 2022 

New Jersey's Performing Arts Center & the Newark Downtown Arts District

Tickets on sale now.

Poets Confirmed as of June 2022:

*Academy of American Poets Chancellors participating in Poets Forum at the Festival. Marie Howe, Dorianne Laux, and Kevin Young, who were previously announced, are no longer able to participate in the Festival.


Please review our COVID-19 Safety Policy here.


View a list of area hotels here.  We will also have more information about shuttle service and transportation coming soon. 


Accessibility and Accommodations

Visit our Accessibility page to learn more

CART captioning and ASL interpretation will be available for all featured events in Prudential Hall at NJPAC. Dodge Poetry is committed to creating an accessible Festival and is exploring other accommodations we can provide to our audiences. If you have any questions, recommendations or requests regarding accommodations, please email us at

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