The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, the biggest in North America, will be back for the third time at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, a city not often associated with iambic pentameter when the festival first announced it was coming there. The 15th biennial festival will be held October 23-26 at the center and other places in Newark's downtown arts district, featuring almost five dozen leading poets engaged in conversations, readings and performances.

The lineup of poets includes Billy Collins, a former United States poet laureate; the Pulitzer Prize winners Gary Snyder, Sharon Olds and Yusef Komunyakaa; as well as Rita Dove and Robert Pinsky, who are Pulitzer Prize winners and former poets laureate. 

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