Poet and playwright Martin Jude Farawell directs the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Martin arrived at Dodge with two decades of experience coordinating poetry readings, teaching poetry and creative writing, and working in all areas of performance and production. Author of a chapbook “Genesis: A Sequence of Poems,” his work has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. His plays have been performed off-off-Broadway and by regional, college, community and international theaters from South Africa to Los Angeles. He has given hundreds of readings and talks at such venues as the Seattle Poetry Festival, Knitting Factory, Back Fence, AWP, New York University, The New School and at bookstores, coffee houses and community colleges. A graduate of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, he has been the recipient of a writing fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a frequent Pushcart Prize nominee.
Publications and Prizes
Genesis: A Sequence of Poems (New Spirit Press, 1995)
Outsiders: Poems About Rebels, Exiles, and Renegades (Milkweed Editions, 1999), Prayers to Protest (Pudding House Publications, 1997), Under A Gull's Wing (Down the Shore Publishing, 1996), Writing Our Way Out of the Dark (Queen of Swords Press, 1996)