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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

Diario de Suenos Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9786071605528
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA - April 2011

Ojos de Otro Mira = Eyes to See Otherwise Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811215091
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 16th, 2002

Antologia Poetica Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9786071600455
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA - February 2009

Poemas Solares/Solar Poems Cover Image
By Homero Aridjis, George McWhirter (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780872865044
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Published: City Lights Books - March 2010

 

Books by Sherwin Bitsui


Flood Song Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781556593086
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - November 2009

Shapeshift Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780816523429
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Published: University of Arizona Press - September 2003

 

Books by Kathy Engel


Ruth's Skirts Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780945368137
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Published: Ikon - January 1st, 2007

We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon Cover Image
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


The Black Automaton Cover Image
By Douglas Kearney, Catherine Wagner (Selected by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781934200285
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Published: Fence Books - December 2009

Fear, Some Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781597090711
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 2006

 

Books by Khaled Mattawa


Amorisco Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781931337441
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ausable Press - December 2008

Ismailia Eclipse: Poems Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781878818447
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sheep Meadow Press - May 1st, 1995

Tocqueville Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781930974906
Availability: Special Order
Published: New Issues Press - April 5th, 2010

Zodiac of Echoes Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781931337168
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Published: Ausable Press - September 2003

 

Book by Rachel McKibbens


Pink Elephant Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780981913131
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Published: Cypher Books - December 2009

 

Books by Marilyn Nelson


The Cachoeira Tales and Other Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780807130643
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Published: Louisiana State University Press - June 2005

Carver: A Life in Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781886910539
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Published: Front Street - May 2001

The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$24.15
ISBN: 9780807121757
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Published: LSU Press - May 1997

Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781932425123
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Published: Front Street, Incorporated - November 2004

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

Mama's Promises: Poems Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807112502
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Published: LSU Press - September 1985

A Wreath for Emmett Till Cover Image
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


The Dirt She Ate: Selected and New Poems Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780822958260
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - July 20th, 2003

Inside the Money Machine: Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series #13 (2011) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780932112606
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Published: Carolina Wren Press - July 20th, 2011

S/He Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781555838881
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Published: Alyson Books - March 1st, 2005

 

Books by Kim Roberts


Animal Magnetism Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781888219388
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Published: Pearl Editions - January 10th, 2011

The Kimnama Cover Image
$13.20
ISBN: 9781430314073
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Published: Lulu.com - July 2007

 

Books by Naomi Shihab Nye


19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060504045
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Published: HarperTempest - March 15th, 2005

A Maze Me: Poems for Girls Cover Image
By Naomi Shihab Nye, Terre Maher (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060581893
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 15th, 2005

Fuel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781880238639
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Published: BOA Editions - June 1998

Honeybee: Poems & Short Prose Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060853907
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 26th, 2008

Red Suitcase Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781880238158
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Published: BOA Editions - November 1994

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

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

Words Under the Words: Selected Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780933377295
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Published: Eighth Mountain Press - October 1994

You and Yours Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781929918690
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Published: BOA Editions - September 2005

 

Books by Sonia Sanchez


Does Your House Have Lions? Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807068311
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - January 28th, 1998

Homegirls and Handgrenades Cover Image
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

Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums: Love Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807068434
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Published: Beacon Press - January 1999

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

Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807068533
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Published: Beacon Press - April 7th, 2000

Wounded in the House of a Friend Cover Image
$17.12
ISBN: 9780807068274
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - April 30th, 1997

 

Books by Alice Walker


Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems Cover Image
By Alice Walker, Shiloh McCloud (Illustrator), Shiloh McCloud (Foreword by)
This title is out of print or has limited availability. Email for information.
ISBN: 9781577319306
Availability: Out of Print
Published: New World Library - October 2010

Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780156028615
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Published: Harvest Books - May 17th, 2004

Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781583229170
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 6th, 2010

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781595582164
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Published: New Press - November 21st, 2007

The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781595587053
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Published: New Press - November 8th, 2011