Monday, September 21, 2020

Dodge Poetry Festival News

Virtual Festival Announcements

We're excited to share with you some more information about the first-ever upcoming virtual Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival!

The Festival will run from Thursday, October 22 - Sunday, November 1 and will feature:

  • poetry readings and performances
  • poet panel talks and conversations
  • Q&A between poets and attendees
  • NEW! online discussion groups for attendees

Livestream access to the Festival is free; we're asking those who want to access the videos anytime on-demand, or who wish to support the Festival and the work of our Poetry in the Schools Program, to pay what you can.

You can get your pass to the Festival starting September 25.

Look out for an email from us that day or visit our website.

The line-up of 75+ poets includes:

George Abraham • Grisel Y. Acosta • Zeina Hashem Beck • Reginald Dwayne Betts • Richard Blanco • Robert Carnevale • Kai Coggin • Kyle Dargan • Teri Ellen Cross Davis • Oliver de la Paz • Natalie Diaz • Cornelius Eady • Martín Espada • Camonghne Felix • Nikky Finney • Carolyn Forché • Vievee Francis • Yashika Graham • Luray Gross • Edward Hirsch • Jessica Jacobs • Tyehimba Jess • Yalie Kamara • Collin Kelley • Keetje Kuipers • Edgar Kunz • Ada Limón • Aurielle Marie • John Murillo • Michelle Myers • Ladan Osman • Paisley Rekdal • Seema Reza • Ruth Irupé Sanabria • Lauren Marie Schmidt • Charles Simic • Savannah Sipple • Emily Skaja • Monica Sok • Rich Villar • Joe Weil • Jillian Weise • Paul Victor-Winters well as the Academy of American Poets Chancellors and poets from CantoMundo, Cave Canem, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, Letras Latinas, Mizna, the Ruth Lilly Fellows, Wind of the Spirit and Zoeglossia


You can view the lineup of 2020 Festival Poets here.

More names to come! 


For teachers and high school students:

High school students and teachers from accredited institutions can get a special Education Pass, which will grant automatic on-demand access to all Festival videos, as well as admission to special sessions specifically for students, featuring poetry readings and conversation/Q&A with poets, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday, October 26-30.

We will offer programming designed for teachers in the afternoons (ET), Monday - Friday, October 26-30. 

If you are a teacher who already registered for High School Student Day or Teacher Day, we'll be sending you an email with more information soon.

Get your pass on September 25, and we'll see you there!

Dodge Poetry Staff