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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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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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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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