Tickets are on sale for the 12 biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, September 25-28 in Waterloo, New Jersey. Can't wait! Lots of new names as well as festival favorites reading this year.

Just look at the lineup! For me, there’s one standout I just have to highlight:

Chris Abani
Forrest Gander
Linda Pastan
Simon Armitage
Aracelis Girmay
Patrick Phillips
Coleman Barks
Joy Harjo
Robin Robertson
Taha Muhammad Ali
Robert Hass
Roger Sedarat
Coral Bracho
Brenda Hillman
Brenda Shaughnessy
Peter Cole
Edward Hirsch
Patricia Smith
Billy Collins
Jane Hirshfield
Tracy K. Smith
Lucille Clifton
Ted Kooser
Charles Simic
Mark Doty
Maxine Kumin
Luke Warmwater
Thomas Sayer Ellis
Joseph O. Legaspi
C.D. Wright
Beth Ann Fennelly
Naomi Shihab Nye
Franz Wright
Martin Espada
Sharon Olds
Kevin Young
Sarah Gambito

You go, Jo Jo!


Anonymous said…
My high school writing class attended this twice. If I didn't have so many plans for that time of year, I'd be tempted to attend. I've never seen/heard Naomi Nye read and I'd like to.
Anonymous said…
i wonder if i should go? (stupid question?) i wonder if i could go?
January said…
Yes, you should go. You have months to save and plan ahead. Bring a friend so you can cut costs for travel and hotel expenses.

Yes. Yes. Yes.
Anonymous said…
Ummmm...where's YOUR name on the list, P-mom?

Next year, you'd better be in that lineup!

(and congrats to Joseph)
I am deep, deep green with envy. You know that, don't you? So deep it's almost BLACK!
susan said…
Good luck to your friend and do let us know how Tracy K. Smith is in person.

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