Monday, September 26, 2011

Announcing the 2012 Featured Poets!

Split This Rock is very excited to announce a spectacular line-up of featured poets for Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, March 22-25, 2012.

The festival will once again feature some of the most visionary and powerful voices of our time.

Environmental activists, youth organizers, Pulitzer Prize winners, slam champions, poets of all ethnicities, DC-area poets, an opera librettist, translators, editors and publishers, emerging poets and mentors to emerging poets: Split This Rock 2012 has it all.

Join us in Washington, DC, for four days and more than 40 events - readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programs, open mics, and activism - as we pay tribute to the life and work of June Jordan, 1936-2002.

See below for the poets' beautiful faces and follow the link to read their bios. Save the date! March 22-25, 2012. Registration information soon.

Announcing the 2012 Featured Poets


Split This Rock Poetry Festival:

Poems of Provocation & Witness

March 22-25, 2012


Homero Aridjis

Sherwin Bitsui

Kathy Engel

Carlos Andrés Gómez

Douglas Kearney

Khaled Mattawa

Rachel McKibbens

Marilyn Nelson


Naomi Shihab Nye

Jose Padua

Minnie Bruce Pratt

Kim Roberts

Sonia Sanchez

Venus Thrash

Alice Walker


For full bios of the 2012 featured poets, please visit our website.


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