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Cameron Awkward-Rich Features in Split This Rock's Virtual Poetry Reading June 11, 2020

The Boston Globe featured Split This Rock's Virtual Poetry Reading on June 11, 2020, in an article about poet Cameron Awkward-Rich: 

"Massachusetts-based poet, professor, and scholar Cameron Awkward-Rich would have been a featured poet at Split This Rock’s biennial festival this year. The event, originally set for late March, was canceled because of COVID-19. Keeping with the original theme of “Poems of Provocation & Witness,” the organization has planned a series of virtual poetry readings in lieu of the festival.

Awkward-Rich will perform a 15-minute set of spoken-word poetry on June 11 at 6 p.m, live streamed on the organization’s YouTube channel, Poets Justice Ameer from Providence, Trevino L. Brings Plenty from Portland, Ore., and Kyle Dargan from Washington, D.C., will also read.

'All of us write into and around issues of race, justice, etc.,” said Awkward-Rich, an assistant professor of gender studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “In the midst of all the unfolding of both hopeful and troubling chaos, it will be a place for people to feel the feelings that all of that has brought up.'"

Read the full article on The Boston Globe's website.

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