Monday, February 20, 2012

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012

Just two more days for the advance registration rate for the Split This Rock Poetry Festival!

From the Split This Rock website:
Poetry by and for the 99%!
March 22-25, 2012
Washington, DC

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. The festival features readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, activism—opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change.

As people’s movements ignite here at home and throughout the world in response to economic inequality, political repression, and environmental degradation, the festival will consider the relationship of poets and poetry to power and to the challenges to power. We will also celebrate the life and work of poet-essayist-teacher-activist June Jordan on the 10th anniversary of her death.

Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation & witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. Please join us in March!

I'll be presenting with Eryca Kasse and Bonnie Morris on the collection, Milk & Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 22 March 2012. You can see the schedule for that day here.

Easily register online here

Please join us for this panel and all of the great happenings at the festival!