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Interview with Poet Jane Hirshfield

Poet Jane Hirshfield was born in New York City in 1953. She was in the first graduating class at Princeton University to include women. She went on to study at the San Francisco Zen Center. Her many books include “After,” “Given … Continue reading

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The history of the Dodge Poetry Festival

The bi-annual Dodge Poetry Festival started in 1986 thanks to funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The first festival drew less than 5,000 people. As word spread that number grew to about 20,000. Poet and Dodge Foundation director Jim Haba … Continue reading

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Bringing poetry to the masses: a talk with Billy Collins

Billy Collins is one of the best selling poets in the country. In 2001, Collins’ skill was recognized big time when he was named U.S. Poet Laureate. Collins and The Dodge Poetry Festival share a common goal: to bring poetry … Continue reading

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Dodge poetry: a dream that was too good to be true?

When I found out that the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation withdrew funding for the next Dodge Poetry Festival, it felt like the wind was knocked out of me. To cope, I headed for my laptop. In an effort to show … Continue reading

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Poetry for the masses: a talk with Billy Collins

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has pulled back funding that was allocated for the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival. Metaphorically speaking, that leaves the roughly 20,000 poetry fans who endured four rainy, fall days to attend last year’s festival out in … Continue reading

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The Dodge Poetry Festival was cancelled

One of the greatest joys of my life is in jeopardy. The bi-annual Dodge Poetry Festival started in 1986 thanks to funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The first festival drew less than 5,000 people. As word spread that … Continue reading

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