Monday, March 8, 2010
Are you ready? Split This Rock Poetry Festival starts on Wednesday!
To help get in the spirit, read what others are saying:
Mike Maggio of Everyday Citizen says:
For those of you who are in the latter group – clinging to those gut-wrenching, mind-bending poems you just can’t get out of your mind – Split This Rock Poetry Festival, to be held right here in DC, you’ll want to put on your literary calendar.
Full post here
The Washington Post Going Out Guide lists us as a great event this week!
The Washington Post also says:
Split This Rock celebrates the power of well-chosen words of protest, and at that moment, the crowd had much on its mind. It was an election year, wars had raged for half the decade, the economy was flagging and the air in Bell Multicultural High School felt electrified as Miller read out the refrain: "I'm going to split this rock/And split it wide! When I split this rock, stand by my side."
Next week, the festival returns to Columbia Heights and U Street, but don't expect that time has quelled that sense of urgency.
Full article here.
A student at the Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, where Featured Poet Mark Nowak teaches, writes:
Question: Is it possible to hear a slew of distinguished poets like Cornelius Eady, Martín Espada,and Quincy Troupe -- along with a preview of April's LitHouse guest and 4-time National Poetry Slam Champion Patricia Smith -- all at once over spring break? Well, in DC it will be. Welcome to Split This Rock.
Full post here.
The Washington City Paper says, simply, "Well, dang."
(A few other words about the festival from WCP here.
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