Martin J. Farawell, Program Director, Poetry
Martin directs the Dodge Poetry Program, which includes: the biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry event in North America; Dodge Poets in the Schools, which sends poets into New Jersey high schools and offers poetry discussion groups to New Jersey teachers; and the Dodge Poetry Archive, currently being developed to make audio and video recordings from past Dodge Festivals available on the web.
His work at Dodge calls upon his decade of teaching experience and two decades of curating poetry reading series and working in the theater. Martin is also a graduate of New York University's graduate program in creative writing and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University.
He spends a good part of his morning commute reciting poems to himself, which, in this age of hands-free cell phones, no longer gets as many strange looks as it once did.