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Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012

Poetry by and for the 99%!
March 22-25, 2012
Washington, D.C.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. The festival features readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, activism—opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change.

As people’s movements ignite here at home and throughout the world in response to economic inequality, political repression, and environmental degradation, the festival will consider the relationship of poets and poetry to power and to the challenges to power. We will also celebrate the life and work of poet-essayist-teacher-activist June Jordan on the 10th anniversary of her death.

Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation & witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.Please join us in March!

Featured Poets
The following selection represents the enormous talent of the 2012 festival's featured poets.

Homero Aridjis Sherwin Bitsui Kathy Engel Carlos Andrés Gómez
Douglas Kearney Khaled Mattawa Rachel McKibbens Marilyn Nelson
Jose Padua  Minnie Bruce Pratt Kim Roberts Venus Thrash
Naomi Shihab Nye Sonia Sanchez Alice Walker  

 

Books by Homero Aridjis

$19.95
ISBN: 9786071605528
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Published: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA - April 2011

$19.95
ISBN: 9780811215091
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 16th, 2002

$28.95
ISBN: 9786071600455
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Published: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA - February 2009

By Homero Aridjis, George McWhirter (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780872865044
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Published: City Lights Books - March 2010

 

Books by Sherwin Bitsui


$15.00
ISBN: 9781556593086
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - November 2009

$15.95
ISBN: 9780816523429
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Published: University of Arizona Press - March 10th, 2004

 

Books by Kathy Engel


$12.95
ISBN: 9780945368137
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Published: Ikon - January 1st, 2007

By Kamal Boullata (Editor), Kathy Engel (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781566566872
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Published: Interlink Books - March 2007

 

Books by Carlos Andrés Gómez

Purchase directly from www.carloslive.com/store.html.

 

Books by Douglas Kearney


$17.00
ISBN: 9781934200285
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Published: Fence Books - December 1st, 2009

$17.95
ISBN: 9781597090711
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 2006

 

Books by Khaled Mattawa


$14.00
ISBN: 9781931337441
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Published: Ausable Press - December 2008

$12.95
ISBN: 9781878818447
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Published: Sheep Meadow Press - May 1st, 1995

$15.00
ISBN: 9781930974906
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Published: New Issues Press - April 5th, 2010

$14.00
ISBN: 9781931337168
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Published: Ausable Press - September 2003

 

Book by Rachel McKibbens


$12.95
ISBN: 9780981913131
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Published: Cypher Books - December 2009

 

Books by Marilyn Nelson


$16.95
ISBN: 9780807130643
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Published: Louisiana State University Press - June 2005

$16.95
ISBN: 9781886910539
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Published: Front Street - May 2001

$24.15
ISBN: 9780807121757
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Published: Lsu Press - May 1997

$16.95
ISBN: 9781932425123
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - November 2004

By Marilyn Nelson, Deborah Muirhead (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781932425574
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Published: Front Street - October 2008

$14.95
ISBN: 9780807112502
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Published: Lsu Press - September 1985

By Marilyn Nelson, Philippe Lardy (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547076362
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Published: Graphia Books - January 12th, 2009

 

Books by Jose Padua

Not available for online purchase.

 

Books by Minnie Bruce Pratt


$12.95
ISBN: 9780822958260
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - July 20th, 2003

$15.95
ISBN: 9780932112606
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Published: Carolina Wren Press - July 20th, 2011

$13.95
ISBN: 9781555838881
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Published: Alyson Books - March 1st, 2005

 

Books by Kim Roberts


$14.95
ISBN: 9781888219388
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Published: Pearl Editions - January 10th, 2011

$13.20
ISBN: 9781430314073
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Published: Lulu.com - July 2007

 

Books by Naomi Shihab Nye


$8.99
ISBN: 9780060504045
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Published: HarperTempest - March 15th, 2005

By Naomi Shihab Nye, Terre Maher (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060581893
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 15th, 2005

$17.00
ISBN: 9781880238639
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Published: BOA Editions - June 1998

$16.99
ISBN: 9780060853907
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 26th, 2008

$17.00
ISBN: 9781880238158
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Published: BOA Editions - November 1994

$23.00
ISBN: 9781934414644
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Published: BOA Editions Ltd. - September 1st, 2011

$16.00
ISBN: 9781934414521
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Published: BOA Editions - August 23rd, 2011

$15.95
ISBN: 9780933377295
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Published: Eighth Mountain Press - October 1994

$16.00
ISBN: 9781929918690
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Published: BOA Editions - September 2005

 

Books by Sonia Sanchez


$16.00
ISBN: 9780807068311
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - January 28th, 1998

This title is out of print or has limited availability. Email for information.
ISBN: 9781893996809
Availability: Out of Print
Published: White Pine Press (NY) - April 2007

$15.00
ISBN: 9780807068434
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - January 1999

$14.00
ISBN: 9780807001318
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - January 25th, 2011

$15.00
ISBN: 9780807068533
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - April 7th, 2000

$17.12
ISBN: 9780807068274
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Published: Beacon Press - April 30th, 1997

 

Books by Alice Walker


By Alice Walker, Shiloh McCloud (Illustrator), Shiloh McCloud (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781577319306
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Published: New World Library - October 2010

$15.00
ISBN: 9780156028615
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Published: Harvest Books - May 17th, 2004

$9.95
ISBN: 9781583229170
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 6th, 2010

$17.95
ISBN: 9781595582164
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Published: New Press - November 21st, 2007

$18.95
ISBN: 9781595587053
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Published: New Press - November 8th, 2011