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For the fourth time, the largest poetry event in North America comes to New Jersey's largest city when the 30th Anniversary Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival return to Newark from Thursday October 20th through Sunday October 23rd, 2016. For four days Newark's vibrant downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of our most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists. Full schedule can be found here!
For the first time the renowned Academy of American Poets will integrate their annual Poets Forum into the festival. Chancellors of the Academy who will participate in the Poets Forum as well as other festival events include
Elizabeth Alexander | Mark Doty | Linda Gregerson | Juan Felipe Herrera, current U.S. Poet Laureate | Brenda Hillman | Jane Hirshfield | Marilyn Nelson | Alicia Ostriker | Claudia Rankine | Alberto RÍos | Arthur Sze | Anne Waldman
Also featured at the festival will be:
Marilyn Chin | Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate | Martín Espada | Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate | Robin Coste Lewis | Li-Young Li | Katha Pollitt | Kay Ryan, former U.S. Poet Laureate | Tim Seibels | Vijay Seshadri | Gary Snyder