you believe it?! It's March already, which means Split This Rock Poetry
Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness is right around the
corner, March 27-30. We hope you plan on joining us. Register today!
We're also excited to let you know about a few exciting events happening this month:
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is a book arts and cultural festival
planned for January through March, 2016, throughout the Washington, DC,
area. Exhibits, programs, and events will commemorate the 2007 bombing
of Baghdad's historic bookselling street, celebrating the free exchange
of ideas and knowledge and standing in solidarity with the people of
Iraq and everywhere that free expression is threatened.
Co-sponsored by Busboys and Poets, Split This Rock, George Mason University School of Art, and the Corcoran School of Art + Design.
Poster was designed by the al-Mutanabbi Street Book Artist, Despina Meimaroglou, Athens, Greece.
Petworth Citizen Happy Hour & Pep Rally for
Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2014!
Tuesday March 11 6-8pm Petworth Citizen 829 Upshur St. NW
10% of food and drink proceeds go to Split This Rock!
the Split This Rock team at Petworth Citizen Tuesday, March 11, 6-8
pm, to get pumped up for the fast-approaching Split This Rock Poetry
Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014. Mingle with Split
This Rock staff, interns, and volunteers, learn about opportunities to
get involved with this year's festival, and hear a few fabulous
Splitista poets spit a poem or two. Or just come out for the great
cocktails. We don't want to wait for the festival to hang out with all
of the wonderful people who make it happen!
Citizen is donating 10% of food and drink proceeds from 6 to 8 pm to
Split This Rock. Word on the street is they have an incredible chorizo
burger, if you're into that sort of thing...
A huge thank you to Petworth Citizen for having us and for supporting Split This Rock.
The event is wheelchair accessible.
March Sunday Kind of Love
Featuring: Yona Harvey & Mary-Sherman Willis
Sunday March 16, 2014
Busboys & Poets
2021 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009
Sarah Browning & Katy Richey $5 online or at the door
As always, open mic follows!
Bring a poem!
Busboys and Poets &
Split This Rock
Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water. Her poems can be found in various journals and anthologies, includingA Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry.
In 2013 she baked two very good chocolate layer cakes from scratch-with
homemade frosting. In 2014 she will tackle the elusive lemon pound
cake. She is an Assistant Professor of English at The University of
Pittsburgh, and her website isyonaharvey.com.
Mary-Sherman Willis's books of poems include Caveboy (Artist's Proof Editions, 2012) and Graffiti Calculus (CW Books, 2013). Her poems and reviews have appeared in the New Republic, the Hudson Review, the Iowa Review, Shenandoah, the Cortland Review, and Poet Lore,
among others, and in various anthologies and poetry websites. She is a
graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, serves on the
board of the O.B Hardison Poetry Series at the Folger Shakespeare
Library, teaches creative writing at George Washington University, and
lives in D.C, and Rappahannock Co., VA. See www.maryshermanwillis.com.
Support Split This Rock
Please support Split This Rock, the national network of activist poets. Donations are fully tax-deductible.
to donate. Or send a check payable to "Split This Rock" to: Split This
Rock, c/o Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600,
Washington, DC 20036. Many thanks!