Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

Friday, October 08, 2010

Mark Strand, U.S. Poet Laureate, 1990-1991, and Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, essayist, and translator, and Stephanie Hughley, Vice President of Programming and New Media for NJPAC, discuss the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, in Newark, NJ, October 7-10. It's the largest poetry festival in North America and is expected to bring 20,000 people to Newark.


Stephanie Hughley and Mark Strand
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Comments [4]


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Oct. 24 2011 10:46 AM
Karen from Westfield, NJ

I have helped plan assemblies for my childrens' elementary school. A wonderfully engaging artist is David Zucker. He performs poetry is such a visually expressive manner. He absolutely brings poetry to life. Children are heard reciting poetry lines after his assemblies. He, of course, can be found on youtube.

Oct. 08 2010 12:55 PM
KC Trommer from Sunnyside, NY

As a creative writing instructor, I ask my students to select and memorize poems as a way of understanding the prosody and also in order for them to keep poems with them, particularly poems they admire. I have found students open to this and grateful for the experience. As with most ways of interacting with poetry, memorizing is one means of accessing poems and making the art less intimidating to young writers.

Oct. 08 2010 12:55 PM
Leon from Brooklyn

Why do people think poetry is dying? What else is hip-hop but urban poetry? Ask Kanye or Drake if they think rhyming is dead.

Oct. 08 2010 12:51 PM

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