Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Split This Rock in BPJ Summer '14

Split This Rock Poetry Festival reviewed 
in the Summer 2014 Issue of
Beloit Poetry Journal

Photo by Randi Ward

Our good friends at the Beloit Poetry Journal have just released a powerful summer issue including new work from Michael Broek,  Jessica Jacobs, Peter Leight, Laura McCullough, Liz Robbins, and Randi Ward's translations of the Faroese poet Tóroddur Poulsen. Ward's photos from the Faroese whale hunt are featured on the cover and back cover.

We were also delighted to see that editor John Rosenwald’s overview of the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, in light of the revival of oral poetry, concludes the issue.

“Split This Rock has moved beyond its first days, both physically and creatively. But the fundamentals remain the same: political commitment, the oral tradition, joining forces in the belly of the beast. Whether it manifests as the generation of Kinnell and Sanchez or the dozens of young slam poets who energized the stage without being on it, Split This Rock, simply, rocks.”

You can read the full review here.
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