2008 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival Trip

On Friday, Sept. 26, Communication Professors Tom Bierowski, Beth DeMeo, Marc DiPaolo, and Carrie Fitzpatrick took a group of students to the Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey.

The twelfth Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival was held at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, New Jersey from Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28, 2008.
The group listened to dozens of poets, musicians and storytellers during the four day festival of poetry and music beside the Musconetcong River and among the Village’s lawns, trees, and historic buildings.

Alvernia community members making the trip this year included:

Allison Blair
Michael Gilmore
Sarah Heckman
Misty Hill
Rachel Koerner
Mitizene Lindo-Blake
Melissa Masone
Marie Oliver
Allison Pierce
Susan Rehhauser
Lauren Rocchino
Felicia Weitoish
Rebecca Wisniewski

Speakers included Chris Abani, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Martín Espada, Ted Kooser, Maxine Kumin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Simic, Franz Wright and dozens of other poets, musicians and storytellers for four days of poetry and music.

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