Feature on the July 9th Geraldine R. Dodge “Poetry Fridays” blog

As I recently announced, I’ve been invited to read as a “Festival Poet” at the upcoming biennial 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, to be held October 7th -10th at the Performing Arts Center (PAC), and environs, in Newark, NJ. I’m still so pleased and excited about that!

This week, I’m featured on the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s “Poetry Fridays” blog for Friday, July 9th. This series is alphabetically featuring the “Festival Poets.”  In addition to linking to my web site and some of my  longer poems  on-line, the post links to one of my haibun, a haiku, and my “Three Questions” responses on Curtis Dunlap’s Tobacco Road blog.

You can find it at: http://blog.grdodge.org/2010/07/09/poetry-fridays-festival-poet-penny-harter/

And to see the list of “Festival Poets” with a brief profile of me, please visit:


I am honored to have been asked. It’s a wonderful poetry-party, and if you are going to be in the area, I would love to see you. (Newark is easy to get to via public transportation, and they may have shuttles to the Festival site.) I’ll be reading sometime on the weekend, sharing an hour with two other poets—time and fellow readers yet to be announced.

You can visit the Dodge Poetry Festival web site from time to time to see the updated schedule:
Four-day and weekend only tickets are available now on the site. Individual day tickets go on sale mid-August. Hope to see you there.

About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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