Sunday, October 2, 2022

Full Poet Lineup & Tickets On Sale #DPF2022


October 20-23, 2022 | Newark, NJ

Important Announcements:
Poet Lineup, Tickets, and More!


Image ID: Small square photos of 26 Festival Poets who will be reading at the Opening Celebration of the Dodge Poetry Festival, 6:30 p.m. EST at NJPAC. These poets' names appear with an asterisk in the full lineup list below.


Nearly 100 Festival Poets will join us this October for readings, conversations, musical collaborations, and book signings.


2022 Dodge Poetry Festival Lineup:


Kim Addonizio*
Amy M. Alvarez
Cynthia Arrieu-King
Jubi Arriola-Headley
Nefertiti Asanti
Quenton Baker
Stacey Balkun
J. Mae Barizo
Wendy Barnes
Kay Ulanday Barrett
Ellen Bass**
Jan Beatty
Romaissaa Benzizoune
Elizabeth Bradfield

Ana Portnoy Brimmer
Gabrielle Calvocoressi*
huiying b. chan
Marilyn Chin**
Mary Leauna Christensen
Sandra Cisneros*
Karla Codero
Henri Cole*
Chekwube Danladi
Geffrey Davis
Kwame Dawes**
Marlanda Dekine
Danielle Cadena Deulen
Natalie Diaz**
Camille T. Dungy*
Hazem Fahmy
Nikky Finney**
Carolyn Forché**
Forrest Gander**
Benjamin S. Grossberg
Kari Gunter-Seymour
Joy Harjo**
Terrance Hayes**
Darla Himeles
Sakinah Hofler
Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Patrycja Humienik
Rochelle Hurt
Major Jackson*
Ghinwa Jawhari

Jennifer Jean
Cindy King
Yusef Komunyakaa*
Petra Kuppers
Stephen Kuusisto*
Shara McCallum
Amber McCrary
Laura McCullough

John McDermott
Leslie McIntosh
Nihal Mubarak
Aimee Nezhukumatathil*
Tiana Nobile
Cynthia Dewi Oka
Sharon Olds*
Yamini Pathak
Willie Perdomo*
Deborah Pless
Iain Haley Pollok
Anastacia Renee
Peggy Robles-Alvarado
Edythe Rodriguez
Patrick Rosal*
David St. John**
Carey Salerno
Terisa Siagatonu
Jake Skeets
Tom Sleigh*
Patricia Smith*
Tracy K. Smith**
Ras Heru Stewart
Daniel B. Summerhill
Natasha Trethewey**
Han VanderHart
Elisabet Velasquez
Annie Wenstrup
Arisa White
John Gavin White
Bettina "Poet Gold" Wilkerson
Kathi Wolfe
Jane Wong
Rashad Wright
Serena Yang


*Festival Poet reading at the Opening Evening event, pictured above
**Academy of American Poets Chancellor reading at the Opening Evening event, pictured above

The Festival lineup, program and schedule is subject to change at any time. 


We are excited to welcome Festival Poets from near and far, and from poetry organizations including the Academy of American Poets, CantoMundo, Cave CanemIn-Na-Po, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, Mizna, and Zoeglossia

Learn more about these Festival Poets at our website:



Tickets On Sale Now


Purchase a four-day pass, a weekend-pass, and now our *newly available* single-day ticket today. 

Teachers who are interested in attending
High School Student Day and Teacher Day for free, please visit our website for more information.





Mark your calendar for Festival events:
9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thurs - Sat (10/20-22) and 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun. (10/23). 
Don't miss our Opening Celebration in Prudential Hall at NJPAC, 6:30 pm Thursday, October 20, featuring back-to-back readings by 26 Festival Poets: 


Kim Addonizio, Ellen Bass, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Marilyn Chin, Sandra Cisneros, Henri Cole, Kwame Dawes, Natalie Diaz, Camille T. 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, Tom Sleigh, Patricia Smith, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey

Visit our website for information about Main Stage readings, and stay tuned for more programming information next month! 





The city of Newark offers several options for those seeking convenient lodging during the Festival. Visit our website for a list of nearby hotels and discounts for Festival attendees. (Hotel discount information coming soon.)





CART captioning and ASL interpretation will be available for all featured events in Prudential Hall at NJPAC. Please visit the Accessibility page on our website to learn about additional accommodations. 

If you have any questions, recommendations or requests regarding accessibility and accommodations, please email us at If you would like to request ASL interpretation at a venue other than NJPAC, please email us by September 30.



You can also visit our website to review our COVID-19 Safety Policy, which is subject to change at any time. 



If you have any questions, please email us at 

We can't wait to see you at the Festival!

Best wishes,
Dodge Poetry 



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