Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Blog This Rock!

Between now and the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Blog this Rock will feature commentary, interviews, and conversation by and with poets and activists about the urgent need for a poetry of witness and resistance in our nation and world. We hope Blog this Rock will whet your appetite for four days of readings, performance, workshops, debate, and connection to a community of kindred spirits.

Keep an eye out for our first feature by Rose Berger and
Joe Ross about the powerful exhibit of artist Fernando Botero’s works on the torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib. Plan now to attend the November 10 reading at American University, which will include the launch of a chapbook featuring poems inspired by the Botero exhibit.

And get Split this Rock on your calendars – March 20-23 in the heart of the District of Columbia, a city with a thriving poetry community that bears witness against the injustice and rot at the core of “official” Washington.

I’m your blog host, and welcome your ideas and suggestions for ways to make this a lively space for poets, poetry lovers, and seekers of justice.

Pete Montgomery


Ms. Manitoba said...

Thanks so much for organizing the festival and Cut Loose the Body. Great work! I love living in California ... but this is one of those times that I wished I lived closer to you ... love to come to the November 10 reading.

I plugged the festival in
which is a blog I work on.

Warm regards, Ms. Manitoba

John Guzlowski said...

My parents were slave laborers in Nazi Germany, and I was born in a refugee camp after the war.

I will include a link to your blog at my blog about my parents and their experiences.

Sarah Browning said...

Thank you both for posting to your wonderful blogs. Any help you can give getting the word out about the festival and our call for panel proposals would be much appreciated!

Sarah Browning
Festival Director

Anonymous said...

I just posted links to your blog and web site from my blog, The Art Of Social Change.