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Sign Up for Teacher Day at the 2022 Dodge Poetry Festival
[Above: A woman in a pink
hat sits smiling at a 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival session, with several
other smiling attendees around her.] Photo by Alex Towle Photography.
Join us as we kick
off the 4-day Dodge Poetry Festival with Teacher
Day, which offers free
admission to pre-registered teachers, administrators, school
counselors and librarians on Thursday, October 20, 2022.
This day is designed especially for educators like you, who want to
rejuvenate your love for poetry, discover new voices, reconnect with
special poems, share your work at open readings, see old friends, and
receive a free Poetry Kit for Teachers filled with poems and
activities to bring back to your school.
At theNew Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
and in other beautiful and historic spaces around the Downtown Arts
District of Newark, New Jersey, poets ranging from U.S. Poets
Laureate to young emerging voices will come together for readings and
panel discussions that showcase the vibrancy and diversity of
Festival Poets include:
Kim Addonizio •
Ellen Bass* • Jan Beatty • Gabrielle Calvocoressi • Marilyn Chin* •
Sandra Cisneros • Henri Cole • Kwame Dawes* • Natalie Diaz* • Camille
Dungy • Nikky Finney* • Carolyn Forché • Forrest Gander* • Joy Harjo*
• Terrance Hayes* • Major Jackson • Yusef Komunyakaa • Stephen
Kuusisto • Aimee Nezhukumatathil • Sharon Olds • Willie Perdomo •
Patrick Rosal • David St. John* • Patricia Smith • Tracy K. Smith* •
Natasha Trethewey* • Kevin Young* * Academy of American Poets
...with more poet names to come!
[Image description: A Teacher Day
attendee at the 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival asks poet Sandra Cisneros a
question during her session.] Photo by Alex Towle Photography.
website to learn more about the benefits of attending Teacher Day
(including receiving Professional Development Hours for your
participation), and the types of events taking place that day:
to register is Friday, October 3, 2022. Teachers who do not register by this deadline can
still purchase a 10% discounted ticket for Thursday through
NJPAC’s Box Office.
Teachers must be
employed by an accredited educational institution.
CART captioning and ASL interpretation will be available for all
featured events in Prudential Hall at NJPAC. Dodge Poetry is
committed to creating an accessible Festival and is exploring other
accommodations we can provide to our audiences. If you have any questions,
recommendations or requests regarding accommodations, please email us
Please review our COVID-19 Safety Policy, which
currently will require all Festival goers ages 5 and up to show
proof of vaccination and to wear facemasks at all times when indoors
(policy is subject to change).