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!
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
Books by Sherwin Bitsui
Books by Kathy Engel
Books by Carlos Andrés Gómez
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Books by Douglas Kearney
Books by Khaled Mattawa
Book by Rachel McKibbens
Books by Marilyn Nelson
Books by Jose Padua
Not available for online purchase.
Books by Minnie Bruce Pratt
Books by Kim Roberts
Books by Naomi Shihab Nye
Books by Sonia Sanchez
Books by Alice Walker