Monday, October 13, 2014


Dodge Poetry Events

Dodge Poetry and Newark Arts Council collaborate to bring two poetry events to this annual citywide arts festival. For more information on Open Doors, which began October 9th and will continue until October 19th, visit the Newark Arts Council website. 

SANCTUARY: A Yendor Production WHEN: Friday, October 17, 7 PM
765 Broad Street (7th Fl)
Literary Event: Our Voices Out Loud Sanctuary is a collaboration between Yendor Productions, Rutgers Queer Newark, and the LGBT community of Newark to explore, document, and exhibit the city’s club scene.  It was a scene that created safe spaces and provided an almost spiritual sanctuary for the LGBTQI community. A literary event will occur around the themes presented in the exhibition. Sanctuary is a Newark Arts Council supported exhibition. Featuring Poets Joseph Legaspi, Timothy Liu and Mia X.

Brick City Speaks: Open Doors Edition WHEN: 7-11 PM
127 Halsey St, Newark
METADATA Metadata is an investigation of poetry as data and art as metadata. Artist Brendan Mahoney has two requests for participating poets: 1) to write a an original poem with the prompt: “poetry as metadata”; and 2) to provide the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of a specific location to which Brendan will travel to deliver the poem in the manner instructed by the poet. Brendan will simultaneously collect meta-data (i.e. sound recordings, still frame photography, etc.) to be presented as a montage of sorts on October 17th along with readings by the poets.

  • Dodge Festival Poet: Catherine Doty
  • Visual Artist: Brendan Mahoney
  • Poets: Dinah Fay, Dana Cadman, Michael Van Calbergh, Melissa Adamo, Britt Melewski, Paula Neves, Mia X, Jorge Sanchez, Marina Carreira, Hyun Cho & Sean Battle

These poetry events are sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation along with Newark Arts Council.