LynleyShimat Lys reflects on the poetry and workshops of Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016, coming to the conclusion that, "Split This Rock Poetry Festival....comes as a welcome respite from a poetry world in which formal and artistic concerns often seem far removed from the role of the social justice activist". Read the full blog post here.
In first person plural, writer Sarah Katz interviews Split This Rock Executive Director, Sarah Browning and learns about the history of Split This Rock, and how Split This Rock Poetry Festival came about. Read the full article here.
Raye Weigel a writer for University of Maryland's The Writer's Bloc reflected on sessions of Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016, coming to the conclusion that; "The festival as a whole seemed to provide a clean and organized venue where artists could gather to talk about something that is anything but clean and organized: poetry. Each event at the festival buzzed heavily with knowledge and passion". Read the full article here.
Splitista David Ebenbach defines why poetry is not dead, once and for all, using science and Split This Rock as proof! Read this article here.
Split This Rock Board Member Sue Scheid shares how poetry has shaped her life! Read the story here.
Listen in at minute 25:21 to Split This Rock's Executive Director, Sarah Browning on Poetry Spoken Here Podcast! Poetry Spoken Here is a podcast series from host Charlie Rossiter and producer/technical director, Jack Rossiter-Munley. In it, they explore how poetry comes to life when read. Listen to the podcast here.
Hila Ratzabi was pleased and impressed to learn that babies are welcome are Split This Rock and at Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016. Read more here.
Courtney LeBlanc gives her review of Split This Rock's free writing workshops - in this blog she gives praise for the workshop lead by our Youth Programs Coordinator, Joseph Green! Read the blog here.
In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Catherine Buni dissects our understandings of nature, eco-justice, and race. Special commentary from Split This Rock's cofounder, Melissa Tuckey, is included. The full article can be read at the LA Review of Books website.
Split This Rock in South Africa? Yes, the DC Youth Slam Team has been to the City of Tshwane for the Fly Language Poetry outreach programme project annually since 2014!
South African poets in DC? Yes, tomorrow and Saturday Dec 19. Find out more in this artlink.co.za article by Lindelwa Mahlabe.