Poetry Festival Hosted by NJPAC and City of Newark

By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn
For the first time in its 24 year history, the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival is unfolding in all of its rhythmic, rhyming glory in Newark.  Fifty of the best-known, most loved poets of our time are appearing at various readings and events throughout the weekend. Organizers say as many as 20,000 spectators from throughout the country and beyond will make the trip to the Brick City to take part in the festivities. Clement Price, a Rutgers professor and Dodge Foundation Trustee, wrote that the event “will mark yet another significant turning point in the history of the Festival and the global poetry movement that gives voice to our better angels.” Today, Newark was pulsing with action as its many visitors strolled the streets and made their way to the dozens of events unfolding in seven different venues.
For more information go to http://www.njn.net/arts/dodgepoetryfestival/

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