August 16, 2009

Dodge Poetry Festival 2010

I have been blogging about the Dodge Poetry Festival since the start of this blog and have attended the festivals since 1988. Today in the NYTimes.com, comes word that the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, which was "canceled" earlier this year, will probably be back in a new form and location.

The Dodge Foundation announced in May it was seeking prospective partner cities and 8 New Jersey towns, cities and organizations responded. This summer they narrowed the list to Montclair, Newark and Trenton.

The biannual Festival started 1986 and by the 2008 festival had grown to 19,000 attendees for the 4 September days at Waterloo Village in Byram Township.

David Grant, president and CEO who is stepping down in June, and Martin Farawell, the foundation’s poetry director, are planning to present the Dodge board of directors with a final proposal early in September and announce the new location by the end of the month.

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