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Rounding Up the Best of the Best of 2014 December 19, 2014: The recommendations are flowing like sand in soapy hourglasses. Lists of best-of-2014 publications are everywhere. Here are some. Some! How could we possibly keep track? These are in not much of a [...] by

Split This Rock Joins PEN American Center to Protest United States’s Refusal of Entry to Amjad Nasser October 6, 2014: Remember when we told you about Department of Homeland Security officers at Heathrow Airport denying the British-Jordanian poet, Amjad Nasser, the right to travel into the United States to deliver a [...] by

Busboys and Poets Award Presented to Martín Espada October 3, 2014: Last month Martín Espada received the Busboys and Poets Award, given in recognition of a poet’s achievements and as a way to pay tribute to Langston Hughes (who worked as a busboy before [...] by

LOC Responds to STR’s Open Letter with an Open Letter June 12, 2014: In response to Split This Rock’s recent open-letter to Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, urging him to appoint a person of color as the next Poet Laureate, Rob Casper, Head of the [...] by

Split This Rock’s Open Letter to the Library of Congress May 30, 2014: Now that Natasha Trethewey is concluding her two year tenure as poet laureate of the United States, attention is turned to who will be appointed next. Split This Rock is getting out in front of the [...] by

Contribute to José Gouveia’s Cancer Recovery and Honor a Generous Spirit December 2, 2013: Our friends at Split This Rock are collecting funds in support of José Gouveia: an important member of the poetry community on Cape Cod who is battling cancer, again! Martín Espada–a poet, [...] by

Split This Rock Launches New Award for Poetry and Activism October 18, 2013: This inaugural winner of Split This Rock’s new Freedom Plow Award, for work in poetry and activism, is reporter, activist, and poet: Eliza Griswold. Name sound familiar? Griswold recently wrote [...] by

Split This Rock Open Poetry Competition July 16, 2013: Contest alert: The Split This Rock poetry competition is taking submissions.  The annual contest, currently in its 7th year, will be judged by 2012 National Book Award Finalist and Cave Canem [...] by

AWP: Some Thoughts 1 April 12, 2010: It’d been six years since my last visit to AWP. This is not a confession. I had a strange time back then, adrift, inadequate feeling. You know, not feeling that I’d done enough, that I wasn’t [...] by