The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation (Dodge Foundation) and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) launched Dodge Poetry – a new collaboration that celebrates poetry as a catalyst for communities to advance social change. 

Read the full announcement here.  

Through this initiative, Dodge Poetry will expand beyond the biennial festival to include year-long programming in Newark. Dodge Poetry events will have three goals to:  

1) mobilize communities and fuel movements for social change;  

2) amplify poet activists who challenge and reframe existing narratives and norms; and  

3) create spaces for empathy, healing, and repair for individuals who have experienced systemic racism. 

upcoming Events


dodge poetry festival

Oct 17 - 19Poetrysocial changeFestival


Young Artist Day

Oct 18PoetryAuthorFree


Joan Baez: An Evening of Poetry and Conversation

Oct 19Intimate conversationPoetryheartfelt

past Events

past events