Thursday, September 29, 2022

Register for Teacher Day at DPF2022 by Oct 3!


[Image description: 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.


Last call to register for Teacher Day at the Dodge Poetry Festival by the deadline of Monday, October 3! 

Pre-registered teachers, administrators, school counselors and librarians can attend the Festival for free 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 the New 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 contemporary poetry.  


[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.


Visit our website to view the full Festival lineup, including the following poets who will be reading at Teacher Day:


Kim Addonizio

Jubi Arriola-Headley

Stacey Balkun

Wendy Barnes

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Sandra Cisneros

Marlanda Dekine

Camille T. Dungy

Kari Gunter-Seymour

Patrycja Humienik

Rochelle Hurt

Major Jackson

Cindy King

Yusef Komunyakaa

Stephen Kuusisto

Shara McCallum

Laura McCullough

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Cynthia Dewi Oka

Sharon Olds

Willie Perdomo

Iain Haley Pollock

Peggy Robles-Alvarado

Patrick Rosal

Tom Sleigh

Patricia Smith

Han VanderHart

Arisa White

Jane Wong



You can also visit our 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:



The deadline to register is Monday, 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. Two wheelchair-accessible shuttles will provide free transportation around the Festival footprint for all four days. 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 visit the Accessibility page of our website and use the contact information there. 

Please review our COVID-19 Safety Policy, which currently will require all Festival goers ages 5 and up to wear masks at all times when indoors (policy is subject to change).



Questions? Contact us at

Best wishes,

Dodge Poetry


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