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Split This Rock Poetry Fesival Coming in March

If you have the inclination to listen to some fabulous poets and/or simply to rub elbows with those who think alike, then be sure to put March 22-25, 2012 on your calendar. This somewhat annual festival has been held since 2008 in Washington, DC, and from the looks of the program it will be quite a busy event this year.

Here below are the goals of Split This Rock:

1. To celebrate the poetry of witness and provocation being written, published, and performed in the United States today.

2.To call poets to a greater role in public life and to equip them with the tools they need to be effective advocates in their communities and in the nation.

The name \”Split This Rock\” is pulled from a line in “Big Buddy,” a poem from Langston Hughes.

Don’t you hear this hammer ring? I’m gonna split this rock And split it wide! When I split this rock, Stand by my side.

The work of writing the poems that split open the injustices in society is in some ways a solitary act, but it is also an act that requires community. Split This Rock calls all of us to split this rock, and to do it together.

For more details please click on the link below:

Featured Poets for Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012

Program for Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Register for Split This Rock Poetry Festival

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