Friday, April 15, 2011

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness

From our friends at Split this Rock:

Call for Proposals: Panels, Workshops, Group Readings
Deadline: June 30, 2011

"We are the ones we have been waiting for." —June Jordan

Split This Rock invites proposals for panel and roundtable discussions, workshops, and themed group readings for our third national poetry festival, scheduled for March 22-25, 2012, in Washington, DC.

As people's movements erupt here at home and throughout the world in response to political repression and environmental degradation, the festival will consider the relationship of poets and poetry to power and to the challenges to power. We are especially interested in proposals that address these questions.

In this vein, Split This Rock welcomes proposals that celebrate the legacy of poet-activist June Jordan, as 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of her death. See the guidelines for more on June Jordan’s impact and Split This Rock.

Visit for details on developing and submitting your proposal, guidelines, and the application form. Applications are due June 30, 2011.

Please sign up for our email list or find Split This Rock on Facebook to stay up-to-date on festival announcements, ongoing programs, and opportunities to help out. We look forward to reading your proposal!

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