Announcing the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival in D.C.

SAVE THE DATE: March 27-30, 2014

Join me and 16 poets at the 2014 Split this Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness

  • Sheila Black
  • Franny Choi
  • Eduardo C. Corral
  • Gayle Danley
  • Natalie Diaz (click for my review)
  • Joy Harjo
  • Maria Melendez Kelson
  • Yusef Komunyakaa (click for my reviews and news about him)
  • Dunya Mikhail
  • Shailja Patel
  • Wang Ping
  • Claudia Rankine
  • Tim Seibles
  • Myra Sklarew
  • Danez Smith
  • Anne Waldman

Where; in Washington, D.C. of course. The hub of politics and protest.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival is DC’s premiere poetry event and the only festival of its kind the country, highlighting poets working at the intersection of the imagination and social change. The festival features readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, activism—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 will open in the fall of 2013.

“We are thrilled to bring these exemplary poets from all over the country to DC’s stages,” says Executive Director Sarah Browning. “Poetry can tell hard truths, can challenge and succor us. These poets are visionaries, helping imagine a future based on principles of justice, one that honors the transformative power of the imagination.”

I hope to see you there!


  1. I’m sure you’ll have a great time!

  2. Oh how fun! You’ll definitely have to share what it was like.