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.


Don't miss our special first-night programming: a one-of-a-kind poetry summit featuring back-to-back readings by 25 poets – literary legends and bestselling authors in NJPAC's Prudential Hall:

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