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Kathy Engel

Inaugural

By Kathy Engel Kathy Engel performs the poem "Inaugural" at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Sherwin Bitsui

The Northern Sun

By Sherwin Bitsui Sherwin Bitsui performs the poem "The Northern Sun" at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Homero Aridjis

La profecía del hombre / The Prophesy of Man

By Homero Aridjis Homero Aridjis performs "The Prophesy of Man" at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Tim Seibles

One Turn Around the Sun

By Tim Seibles Tim Seibles performs "One Turn Around the Sun" at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Maria Melendez Kelson

For Light So Loved the World She Gave it More

By Maria Melendez Kelson Maria Melendez Kelson reads "For Light So Loved the World She Gave it More" at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Yusef Komunyakaa

Islands

By Yusef Komunyakaa Yusef Komunyakaa reads "Islands" at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
Joy Harjo

In a World Long Before This One

By Joy Harjo Joy Harjo performs at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival. Harjo opens her performance with an honor song, followed by the poem, "In a World Long Before This One."
Aaron Kreuter

Paddling the Nickel Tailings Near Sudbury

By Aaron Kreuter We put in at the edge of the tailings pond,
our canoe loaded with gear and food
to take us on the four-day loop trip,
our nylon tent and stainless steel pots.
Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner

Need

By Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner Need, desperate need, eagle-taloned need
is a pumping drill. The oil sloshes
to the brim. The lid slams and it’s a tanker
spewing smoke. It burps and hisses
Ross Gay

A Small Needful Fact

By Ross Gay Is that Eric Garner worked
for some time for the Parks and Rec.
Horticultural Department, which means,
perhaps, that with his very large hands,
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