60+ POETS | 9 STAGES | 4 DAYS
Here's all the information you need to be part of #DPF18!
First of all...
- Do you have your tickets? Weekend and Four-Day Passes are on sale now! Get 'em while they're hot!
Are you a...
- Teacher? Thursday is Teacher Day, and as always, you can get a discounted rate on all regular tickets on our ticket page.
- College Student? Good news! $10 tickets are available just for you!
- Newark Resident? Enjoy a 50% discount on tickets.
- Student? We've got 50% off for you.
- Senior Citizen? We've got discounts for you too!
Coming from out of town? You may need...
- A hotel. We've got special hotel rates for you, but book soon! Blocks are filling up.
- A train ticket. Get your $10.50 round-trip NJ TRANSIT tickets to Newark Penn, from any NJ TRANSIT station.
- A ride. Get $5 off of LYFT rides with the code NJPAC.
- Parking. Get discounted rates right near NJPAC for single-day parking when you buy in advance. (Weekend & Four-Day parking passes coming soon!)
What's exciting this year?
- We will host The Academy of American Poets' Poets Forum
- For the first time, we welcome Krista Tippett, host of NPR's "On Being" to join in conversation with Festival Poets onstage
- The first reading by the winners of the 2018 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, given to support emerging poets by the Poetry Foundation
- Our Festival footprint has expanded to include the newly-renovated, historical Hahne & Co. building
- A wide offering of readings, performances and discussions with this awesome list of poets:
Elizabeth Alexander* | Francisco Aragón | Renée Ashley
Ellen Bass* | Jan Beatty | William Brewer | Jericho Brown
Tina Chang | Cortney Lamar Charleston | Marilyn Chin*
Sandra Cisneros | Henri Cole | Aaron Coleman | Kwame Dawes* William Evans | Naomi Extra | Forrest Gander* | Ross Gay
Maria Mazziotti Gillan | Rigoberto González | Linda Gregerson*
Terrance Hayes* | Juan Felipe Herrera | Brenda Hillman*
David Hinton | Nicole Homer | Marie Howe* | Rob Hylton
Joy Ladin | Joseph O. Legaspi | Raymond Luczak | Khaled Mattawa
Peter E. Murphy | Eileen Myles | Marilyn Nelson*
Aimee Nezhukumatathil | Hieu Minh Nguyen | Sharon Olds
Gregory Orr | Alicia Ostriker* | Gregory Pardlo | Kevin Pilkington
Khadijah Queen | Nancy Reddy | Alberto Ríos* | Mary Ruefle
Christine Salvatore | Sapphire | Nicole Sealey | Ntozake Shange
Danez Smith | David St. John* | J.C. Todd | BJ Ward | Rachel Wiley
Jenny Xie | David Young
* Academy of American Poets Chancellor
Full poet list subject to changes and additions
Want to know more?
- Subscribe to our Poetry Fridays blogs to follow our Ask A Poet series, which is a great way to get to know the 2018 Festival Poets. The series starts this Friday!
- Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook
- Visit dodgepoetry.org for updates and announcements
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