Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. Featuring readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, and activism, the festival offers opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change.
Registration ends on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Get an early look at this year's readings, panels & workshops by clicking here!
Split This Rock & The CrossCurrents Foundation present the inaugural Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism to:
for her work collecting & introducing the folk poems
of Afghan women to America
(Eliza Griswold photo by: Antonin Kratochvil)
Split This Rock is pleased to announce the 16 poets who will feature at the fourth national biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness in Washington, DC, March 27-30, 2014. Among the most significant and artistically vibrant writing and performing today, they also exhibit exemplary public citizenship as activists, teachers, and supporters of marginalized voices. The poets to be featured are Sheila Black, Franny Choi, Eduardo C. Corral, Gayle Danley, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, Maria Melendez Kelson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dunya Mikhail, Shailja Patel, Wang Ping, Claudia Rankine, Tim Seibles, Myra Sklarew, Danez Smith, and Anne Waldman. They represent the great diversity of poets writing and performing in the United States today.
Split This Rock depends on a strong financial foundation. Your tax-deductible contribution supports grassroots outreach, communications, and planning for the biennial festival and other programs — and helps us create a stable organization you can count on to serve your interests as a socially engaged poet. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. We hope you'll consider giving $50, $100, or more—or adding a recurring donation. Donate online or mail contributions to: Split This Rock, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. We thank you.
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