The Dodge Poetry Festival

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 10/11/2012 - 10/14/2012
12:00 am

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The 14th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will run from Thursday, October 11, through Sunday, October 14, 2012.

Events will begin at 9:30am on Thursday and Friday and 9:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

The programming on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will run until approximately 10:00 p.m. Sunday’s programming will be scheduled to end at 5:30pm.

There have been occasions when the program has run over these end-times. Be sure to allow for this if you are utilizing public transportation.

During the day-time hours, which fall up until the 5:10 dinner break on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and until 1:00pm on Sunday, there will be multiple events running simultaneously at many culturally significant venues of the Downtown Arts District.

The evening program, which includes readings by Festival Poets and performances by musicians, begins after 6:00pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and after 1:00pm on Sunday.

The evening program will always take place in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

A full Festival Program is in progress.  In the meantime, below you can find some of the poets you will be able to see on the Prudential Hall Main Stage.

Main Stage Performers

Amiri Baraka
Eavan Boland

Henri Cole
Nikky Finney
Terrance Hayes
Juan Felipe Herrera
Jane Hirshfield
Fanny Howe
Kurtis Lamkin
Dorianne Laux
U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine
Ada Limón
Thomas Lux

Gregory Orr
Arthur Sze
Natasha Trethewey
C.K. Williams
Raúl Zurita
Patricia Smith, 
who will be performing from her book Blood Dazzler accompanied by musicians from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, performing Wynton Marsalis’s “At the Octoroon Balls” string quartet