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The Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness was held from March 27 to March 30, 2014, at various venues in Washington, D.C. The biennial festival promoting poetry and social activism featured readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programs, open mikes, and activism. Participating poets in 2012 included 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, and Alice Walker. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Split This Rock Poetry Festival, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036. (202) 787-5210. Sarah Browning, Codirector.