April 26 - May 2, 2021

Watch 20 sessions recorded at the 2022 Dodge Poetry Festival: poetry readings, performances, conversations and musical collaborations.

2022 virtual festival

How to watch the 2022 Festival.

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Billy Collins
Former U.S. Poet Laureate

"The most energetic, festive, and high-spirited celebration of poetry I have ever seen."

High School Teacher

"The teaching materials that Dodge Poetry provides are immensely valuable. In using them, my students have discovered that poetry is not the dusty rhymes of old, dead writers in their textbooks. Poetry is a vibrant and dynamic act of expression and communication, being done by diverse poets each and every day."

Bestselling Novelist & Poet

“[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.”

Juan Felipe Herrera
U.S. Poet Laureate

"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 personal and deep and creative together."


“I love being able to listen to the events again....I will be drawing inspiration from them in so many ways. Being able to attend virtually and catch up on the sessions is a godsend. Thank you!!! {a million hearts}”

Rachel Wiley
National Slam Poetry
Competition Finalist

“I love the Dodge Festival....I feel like it’s a big birthday party for poetry...”

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