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Poetry Magazine, March 2014 Issue

Poetry Magazine March 2014 cover
Poetry, published in Chicago since 1912, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the country. The journal is published by the Poetry Foundation and currently edited by Don Share. In March 2014, Share joined with Split This Rock Director Sarah Browning to curate an issue dedicated solely to poetry of provocation and witness. The issue features new work from all 16 poets featuring at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival--Sheila Black, Yusef Komunyakaa, Eduardo C. Corral, Natalie Diaz, Franny Choi, Gayle Danley, Joy Harjo, Maria Melendez Kelson, Dunya Mikhail, Shailja Patel, Danez Smith, Anne Waldman, Wang Ping, Myra Sklarew, Claudia Rankine, and Tim Seibles, along with prose from Nikky Finney, and commentary by Slavoj Žižek and Jeffrey Brown.

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Cover art: Lorna Simpson
"Back of Yellow Dress," 2013


Beloit Poetry Journal's Split This Rock Chapbook, Spring 2012

BPJ 2012For more than sixty years of continuous publication, the Beloit Poetry Journal has worked to expand American poetic language and vision through its publication of international poetry and of work that challenges social, political, and aesthetic norms. The Spring 2012 issue, edited by John Rosenwald and Lee Sharkey,  is a chapbook of new poems of provocation and witness by featured readers at the 2012 Split This Rock Festival: Homero Aridjis, Sherwin Bitsui, Kathy Engel, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Douglas Kearney, Khaled Mattawa, Rachel McKibbens, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, José Padua, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Kim Roberts, and Venus Thrash. Robert Shetterly's probing portrait of Langston Hughes, from his portrait series Americans Who Tell the Truth, graces the cover (left).



Beltway Poetry Quarterly Split This Rock Issue, Winter 2008

Beltway LogoThe Split This Rock Issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly celebrates political poetry “borne out of a hunger,” by seventeen poets who participated in the 2008 festival, either as organizers or readers: Winona Addison, Naomi Ayala, Sarah Browning, Grace Cavalieri, Teri Ellen Cross, Heather Davis, Joel Dias-Porter, Yael Flusberg, Brian Gilmore, E. Ethelbert Miller, Princess of Controversy, Tanya Snyder, Susan Tichey, Melissa Tuckey, Dan Vera, Rosemary Winslow, Kathi Wolfe.

Co-edited by Regie Cabico and Kim Roberts.

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Beloit Poetry Journal’s Split This Rock Chapbook 2008

BPJ 2008As a contribution to the Split This Rock Poetry Festival and to poetry as the voice of witness, resistance, and transformation, the Beloit Poetry Journal dedicated its Spring 2008 issue to a special chapbook of work by poets around the nation who participated in the festival. The 56-page Split This Rock Chapbook consists of poems by eighteen of the festival’s featured readers: Jimmy Santiago Baca, Robert Bly, Mark Doty, Martín Espada, Carolyn Forché, Sam Hamill, Joy Harjo, Galway Kinnell, Stephen Kuusisto, E. Ethelbert Miller, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alix Olson, Alicia Ostriker, Ishle Yi Park, Sonia Sanchez, Patricia Smith, Susan Tichy, and Pamela Uschuk.