Dodge Foundation Cancels Poetry Festival
The largest poetry festival in North America has just become the latest victim of the financial crisis. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation announced Friday in a letter to supporters that it will cancel the next Dodge Poetry Festival, slated to take place in the fall of 2010.
The foundation has lost 30 percent of its assets, according to its director, David Grant.
Grant told the Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., “Let’s think about ways we might have poetry events that don’t need a staff working on them for two years.”
We’ll update this story as more is known about the future of the festival.