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Split This Rock Announces 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Split This Rock's 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominations announcement which includes the Split This Rock and Pushcart Prize logo as well as collaged images of nominated poets: George Abraham, torrin a. greathouse, heidi andrea restrepo rhodes, Alexa Patrick, Bao Phi, and Arisa White.

Split This Rock is delighted to announce six nominations for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. Please join us in celebrating these wonderful poems and poets:

the ghosts of the dead sea rewrite the history of drowning by George Abraham

Anti-Ode for the Transportation Security Administration by torrin a. greathouse

After all references to transgender Americans are scrubbed from government websites, I only love you more, dear, you will not disappear by heidi andrea restrepo rhodes

Ode to the Black Men Playing Lil’ Jon Outside the Waterfront Safeway by Alexa Patrick

Lights by Bao Phi

My Dead by Arisa White


You may visit these and over 500 other poems of provocation and witness in The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database -- a digital anthology of poems by a diverse array of contemporary socially engaged poets, published by Split This Rock since 2009. Like all Split This Rock programs, The Quarry is designed to bring poetry fully to the center of public life.

Searchable by social justice theme, author’s identity, state, and geographic region, this database is a unique, rich resource. The Quarry offers poems that will inform and inspire you, your peers, and all with whom you work and collaborate. For search tips, visit Split This Rock's website.

You might consider not only reading these poems but also using them to keep yourself grounded, to open meetings, to share among discussion groups, to email to representatives to encourage them to keep working for the general welfare, or to share with those who might benefit from perspectives different from their own. To learn more about The Quarry and its uses, visit its webpage.

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