Support Poetry

How Your Support Helps


Friends of the Festival contributions make it possible for the Dodge Poetry Program to continue its extraordinary work including the biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival;
Poetry-in-the-Schools events in New Jersey High Schools; Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain sessions for New Jersey teachers; and The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Archive Project. 

To donate by check you can do so by writing to:

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program
14 Maple Avenue, Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960

$100 Registration and educational materials for one school attending High School Student Day at the Poetry Festival; every high school is given a comprehensive Teacher’s Kit to help teachers introduce students to Festival Poets, and to extend engagement with these poets throughout the school year.
$250 One teacher’s participation in Clearing the Spring/Tending the Fountain—Dodge’s signature teacher program that nurtures teachers’ creativity and imagination through the exploration of poetry. (Teachers attend for free.)
$500 Audio recording the daytime events at one neighborhood venue for one day of the Poetry Festival – Dodge is committed to presenting fresh voices in poetry at every Festival and capturing them for future generations. 
$750 Professional editing services for one month of video postings to our YouTube Channel, which has allowed viewers from around the world to experience some of the highlights of recent Festivals.

High School Mini-Festival with 3 regional poets; any high school in New Jersey is eligible to host a mini-festival, which Dodge co-sponsors. 

$2500 Use of a neighborhood venue in the Downtown Newark for the 2012 Festival; locations in the Arts District of Newark have included: Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, First Peddie Baptist Church, and the The Newark Museum.

Live feed of the Main Stage Poetry Sampler Readings at the Festival; this service was debuted in 2010 and was instrumental in engaging an international audience.

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