Come experience a deep, personal connection to poetry. Join the online festival to engage with beloved and distinguished poets and take part in community conversations no matter where you are.
Live Streaming Passes to the Festival are free.
Captioning will be available for all live Dodge Poetry Festival Events
Our online-only festival is here to bring you thoughtful conversations, connection and community through great poetry. Find inspiration here to fuel what you do next.
You will hear from 100 of the most exciting distinguished and emerging poets across genres and styles.
Meet new friends in our virtual conversation rooms and take part in live Q&As with your favorite poets.
"The most energetic, festive, and high-spirited celebration of poetry I have ever seen."
"I love the Dodge Festival....Everybody here is a poet. Some of us are in the audience and some of us seem to be on the stage, but truly it’s a community of poets."
“[The Festival] has been a chance for me to hear a lot of different voices: younger poets, older poets, Asian poets, Hispanic poets, a lot of the new generation, young gay voices who would have been suppressed in the past are saying things other people only dreamed of 20 years ago.”
"The Dodge Poetry Festival for me is going to my bigger home…my bigger home where I have family. We all sit together, share together, read together, laugh together and are very person and deep and creative together."
“I like the fact that the Dodge Festival refuses definition…that it’s not a convention…it seems to be something that absolutely celebrates poetry.”
“I love the Dodge Festival....I feel like it’s a big birthday party for poetry...”
By paying for an All-Access Pass or making a donation, you are helping the Dodge Poetry Program, a non-profit initiative, make poetry accessible to students, teachers and poetry lovers in New Jersey and around the world.
Here are some suggested donation amounts, based on the 2018 Festival Pass prices: $25, $50, $70, and $110