The 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival will be held October 23-26 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Newark Downtown Arts District. This 15th Biennial Festival will feature nearly five dozen leading poets on many stages downtown.
The Dodge Poetry Festival is the largest poetry event in North America. Called “Wordstock” by The New York Times, audience members have the opportunity to hear performances from and interact with dozens of the world’s foremost poets with an extraordinarily wide range of backgrounds and styles.
Among the poets who will give featured readings from the stage of NJPAC’s Prudential Hall are Richard Blanco, who was selected to read at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration only weeks after his appearance at the 2012 Festival; Eavan Boland, Ireland’s most-honored female poet; former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins (2001-2003); former U.S. Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winners Rita Dove (1993-1995) and Robert Pinsky (1997-2000); Mark Doty, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry and the T.S. Eliot Prize; as well as Pulitzer Prize winners Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds and Gary Snyder.
Come for the poetry, and discover the city’s thriving galleries, museums, cultural and historical institutions, architectural wonders and many fine restaurants, all within easy walking distance and easily reachable from Newark Penn Station or Broad Street Station.
PROMOTION: Ride NJ TRANSIT to the Dodge Poetry Festival for a discount of $10 round-trip to/from any points in New Jersey as well as from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station or Newark Broad Street Station and for continued travel on Newark Light Rail and / or bus to The Dodge Poetry Festival, for the date listed on the transportation voucher.
PURCHASE TICKETS: To purchase Dodge Poetry Festival and transportation tickets call (888)-GO-NJPAC (888-466-5722), go online at njpac.com or at NJPAC Box office, One Center Street, Newark, NJ, Tuesday through Saturday: 12 noon - 6pm and Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm. Two-Day and Four-Day Passes are on sale Now at www.njpac.org and at the NJPAC box office. Single Day tickets go on sale on August 11.
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