Thursday, October 07, 2010

Dodge, Baby!

Dodge. I can hardly contain myself. Check back here or look for Facebook and Twitter updates.

New Jersey News (NJN) will be broadcasting the opening and closing readings LIVE from Dodge. Here's the schedule:

List of Poets (subject to change)

Thursday, October 7, 2010
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Poetry Sampler
Amiri Baraka, Tara Betts, Jericho Brown, Michael Cirelli, Billy Collins, Kwame Dawes, Matthew Dickman, Rita Dove, Martín Espada, Rigoberto González, Rachel Hadas, Bob Hicok, Tyehimba Jess, Galway Kinnell, Dorianne Laux, Dunya Mikhail, Nancy Morejón, Joseph Millar, Malena Mörling, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sharon Olds, Marie Ponsot, Claudia Rankine, Kay Ryan

Sunday, October 10, 2010
2:30-5:30 pm
U.S. Poets Laureate
Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Kay Ryan, Mark Strand

It's the next best thing to being there. So is reading this blog!


In other news, Spike Lee is coming to Babson College to speak to students! It's also the same day Mary Oliver visits Wellesley College down the road, on October 20. Hmmm ... which to attend? Think I'm gonna "Do the right thing!"

(OK, that was bad. But I've seen Mary Oliver read before. I'm interested to see what Spike Lee has to say. And his documentaries on New Orleans/Katrina are just heartbreaking.)


Did you see Kelli Russell Agodon's poem up at Poetry Daily? Very cool.


Photos from the 4x4 Newburyport/Salem reading to celebrate the Massachusetts Poetry Festival are up on Facebook.


Dodge, baby! More more more to come!

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