Top 10 Reasons to Support Split This Rock
2. Split This Rock is revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form
We promote poetry that awakens us from our slumber and welcomes us to the table of creative democracy—poetry by America’s new voices, wild voices, essential voices. Our curated Poem-of-the-Week series brings this jagged, glad music to thousands across the country.
3. We’re helping DC youth raise their Brave New Voices
Split This Rock Teaching Artists work with students at the intersection of creative writing and social justice, reaching over 300 students through after-school poetry clubs, weekly writing workshops, and monthly open mics and poetry slams. This year the DC Youth Slam Team doubled the students we sent to the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Festival, finishing in the top 10 of over 50 teams!