Monday, February 28, 2022

Save the Date! 2022 Dodge Poetry Festival


October 20-23, 2022


After a successful virtual festival in 2020, we are so excited to return to Newark in-person for four days of poetry readings, conversations and music collaborations, book signings, and bumping into old and new friends.


[Smiling students line up behind a microphone to ask questions during a 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival session in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The multi-tiered hall is packed with people and warmly lit by yellow lights along each tier.] Photo by T. Charles Erickson. 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival.


We have an amazing line-up of poets, with more names to come:


Kim Addonizio • Ellen Bass* • Jan Beatty • Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Marilyn Chin* • Sandra Cisneros • Henri Cole • Kwame Dawes* • Natalie Diaz*
 Camille T. Dungy • Nikky Finney* • Carolyn Forch√©* • Forrest Gander*
Joy Harjo* • Terrance Hayes* • Marie Howe* • Major Jackson
Yusef Komunyakaa • Stephen Kuusisto • Dorianne Laux*
Aimee Nezhukumatathil • Sharon Olds • Willie Perdomo
Patrick Rosal • David St. John* • Patricia Smith
Tracy K. Smith* • Natasha Trethewey* • Kevin Young*


*Academy of American Poets Chancellors participating in Poets Forum at the Festival


Stay tuned for more information, including:

  • Additional performers added to the line-up
  • Ticket sales this spring
  • Registration information for teachers and students attending the Festival
  • Some livestream options for those who can't join us in-person

You can find important Festival information and updates here, including information about our COVID-19 safety policy

In the meantime, why not spend some time in our 2020 Festival Video Library? Sign up for a free Dodge Poetry membership with just your email address to gain access to all of our 2020 Festival videos.




Best wishes,

Dodge Poetry






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