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Interview with poet Charles Simic

Charles Simic was the U.S. Poet Laureate and has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Born in 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he is no stranger to war and its effects on people’s lives. He … 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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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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