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‘Poetry is a Welcome’: Split This Rock Poetry Festival ‘Love Bombs’ D.C. April 14, 2016: Split This Rock’s biannual poetry festival kicked off last night across the D.C. area with poetry readings and special events “working to bring poetry back into social justice [...] by

Ocean Vuong Interviewed at Split This Rock February 17, 2016: At Split This Rock, Tanya Olson talks to Ocean Vuong about his debut collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon 2016), citizenship, performing poems, Zen practice, and a bid for poet [...] by

Split This Rock Launches The Quarry June 24, 2015: Did you know that now there is a public database of contemporary, socially-engaged poetry? It’s true! It just launched! The Quarry comes to you courtesy of Split This Rock: a social justice and [...] by

Mark Nowak Talks About His Poetry Activism at Split This Rock March 24, 2015: Poet and activist Mark Nowak is interviewed at Split This Rock! Talk about a good perception of the poetry workshop. In response to a question about the role of dialogue in his poetry activism, Nowak [...] by

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