Festival Program

Stay tuned for the full program for all four days of the 2022 Dodge Poetry Festival. (The program is subject to change at any time leading up to the Festival.)

 

For now, please mark your calendar for programming at the following dates and times: 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Opening Celebration

Don't miss a special event on the first night of the Festival! Join us at 6:30 p.m. in NJPAC's Prudential Hall for a one-of-a-kind poetry summit featuring back-to-back readings by literary legends and bestselling authors: 

Kim Addonizio, Ellen Bass, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Marilyn Chin, Sandra Cisneros, Henri Cole, Kwame Dawes, Camille T. Dungy, Nikky Finney, Carolyn Forché, Forrest Gander, Joy Harjo, Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephen Kuusisto, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sharon Olds, Willie Perdomo, Patrick Rosal, Tom Sleigh, and Patricia Smith

Featured Readings

Catch these poets' featured readings in NJPAC on the following days (exact times and more program details to come):

 

THURSDAY

Kim Addonizio, Ellen Bass, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Marilyn Chin, Sandra Cisneros, Henri Cole, Kwame Dawes, Camille T. Dungy, Nikky Finney, Carolyn Forché, Forrest Gander, Joy Harjo, Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephen Kuusisto, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sharon Olds, Willie Perdomo, Patrick Rosal, Tom Sleigh, and Patricia Smith

FRIDAY

Jan Beatty

Henri Cole

Yusef Komunyakaa

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Patrick Rosal

SATURDAY

Kim Addonizio

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Sandra Cisneros

Camile T. Dungy

Major Jackson

Stephen Kuusisto

Willie Perdomo

Tom Sleigh

SUNDAY

Sharon Olds

Patricia Smith

Photo credits: Sandra Cisneros photo by Keith Dannemiller, Henri Cole photo by Star Black, Kwame Dawes photo by A Lambertson, Joy Harjo photo by Adam Koloff, Terrance Hayes photo by Kathy Ryan, Yusef Komunyakaa photo by Laren McClung, Sharon Olds photo by Hillery Stone, Patrick Rosal photo by Mark Rosal, David St. John photo by Stephanie Diani, Patricia Smith photo by Beowulf Sheehan, Natasha Trethewey photo by Nancy Crampton