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Dodge Poetry Festival Returns to Newark

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - the largest poetry festival in North America - will return to Newark, NJ, October 18-21, 2018. The festival will feature four days of poetry readings, performances, discussions and music collaborations throughout Newark's Downtown Arts District and its galleries, historic churches, museums and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's (NJPAC's) glorious theaters.

NJ TRANSIT and festival organizers encourage you to "Go Green" to and from the festival with an easy and stress-free ride to/from the festival on NJ TRANSIT commuter rail, light rail or bus service, without the expense of gas, tolls and parking fees. Once again, NJ TRANSIT is partnering with Dodge Poetry to offer special $10.50 discounted roundtrip tickets for the Festival from anywhere in New Jersey and New York's Penn Station. Tickets go on sale in April, which is National Poetry Month.

Readings and performances will feature President Obama's first inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander; bestselling authors Sandra Cisneros, Claudia Rankine and Sapphire; former U. S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; literary legends Eileen Myles and Ntozake Shange and Pulitzer Prize-winner Gregory Pardlo, among others.

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