Friday, January 24, 2014

Split This Rock Poetry Festival Update



2014 Festival Registration Now Open!

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. Featuring readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, and activism, the festival offers opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change.
 Registration ends on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Click here for details and to Register Now!

Download this year's schedule in PDF format:

Thursday March 27
Friday March 28
Saturday March 29
Sunday March 30
*Schedule is Subject to Change - Last updated 1/8/14*
Note: Online registration is preferred but if you have trouble accessing the form, click here for a hard copy.
For assistance, contact Camisha Jones at or 202-787-5210.


Eliza Griswold Wins Inaugural Freedom Plow Award for
Poetry & Activism

Split This Rock & The CrossCurrents Foundation present the inaugural Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism to:
Eliza Griswold
for her work collecting & introducing the folk poems
of Afghan women to America

Congratulations, Eliza!
(Eliza Griswold photo by: Antonin Kratochvil)

Announcing the 2014 Festival Featured Poets!

Split This Rock is pleased to announce the 16 poets who will feature at the fourth national biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness in Washington, DC, March 27-30, 2014. Among the most significant and artistically vibrant writing and performing today, they also exhibit exemplary public citizenship as activists, teachers, and supporters of marginalized voices. The poets to be featured are Sheila Black, Franny Choi, Eduardo C. Corral, Gayle Danley, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, Maria Melendez Kelson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dunya Mikhail, Shailja Patel, Wang Ping, Claudia Rankine, Tim Seibles, Myra Sklarew, Danez Smith, and Anne Waldman. They represent the great diversity of poets writing and performing in the United States today.
Check out their full bios here!


Please Support Split This Rock

Split This Rock depends on a strong financial foundation. Your tax-deductible contribution supports grassroots outreach, communications, and planning for the biennial festival and other programs — and helps us create a stable organization you can count on to serve your interests as a socially engaged poet. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. We hope you'll consider giving $50, $100, or more—or adding a recurring donation. Donate online or mail contributions to: Split This Rock, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. We thank you.

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