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.
Info about Split This Rock's 10 Year Anniversary of Sunday Kind of Love is translated into Urdu! Watch this great video at VOA Urdu (starts at minute 1:40), which features Sarah Browning, Bomani Armah, Tanya Olson, Joseph Green, Katy Richey, Jim Hayes, and the Sunday Kind of Love audience!
Split This Rock's Head Coach for the DC Youth Slam Team, Elizabeth Acevedo, uses the power of poetry to challenge society to end rape culture. Read the full article PBSNewshour.
In Vol. 30 No. 1 of this fall's Rethinking Schools online journal, reviewer Deborah Menkart names Split This Rock's Social Justice Poetry Database, The Quarry, as a 'fabulous (re)source for social justice poetry' in reference to the newest Rethinking Schools book, Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice.
Menkart encourages readers to 'lose [themselves] and find [their] next lesson exploring the website'. Read the brief version of the article at the bottom of the Rethinking Schools Archive/Resources page where you can also purchase the full issue as a PDF.
Split This Rock joined with 15 international NGOs to urge the United Nations to continue their attention to the arbitrary arrest, detention, and conviction of the Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami. Convicted in November 2012, Al-Ajami was arrested for the contents of his poetry and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Read the letter to the UN at the Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain's website.
Split This Rock's Managing Director, Camisha Jones, shares her beautiful poem Ode to a Chronically Ill Body and discusses how poetry can help alleviate stigmas for those living with disabilities on PBS NewsHour.
In Tony Mancus' Scene Report, Split This Rock is recognized as an organization that's focused on heightening social engagment among poets.
In their blog post on the online journal of North Carolina's Writers' Network, White Cross School announces The Quarry and explains how to properly search to find poets from your area. To read their full post, visit their blog.
Ron Charles of the Washington Post offers a Style Blog on the launch of Split This Rock's new online resource: The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database. To read his full post, visit the Style Blog.