The late poet brilliantly taught others to sing.
Sarah Browning is the co-director of Split This Rock Poetry Festival and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She’s the author of a book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology. www.splitthisrock.org
The assumption that white children will be treated respectfully, as we teach them to treat others, is a privilege.
If you claim to be a champion for the underdogs, then you probably shouldn't host your event at a former slave plantation.
Slashing federal arts spending would curb our collective imagination.
The 500 poets participating in Split This Rock Poetry Festival come from all walks of life and all levels of education and training.
The next time you feel hopeless and full of despair about the future, reach for a poem.