Artists are coming together to commemorate victims of violence and create bridges between America and the Middle East.
Split This Rock calls poets to the center of public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. From its home in the nation’s capital, the organization celebrates poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. Split This Rock’s programs are designed to integrate poetry in movements for social change and support the poets who write and perform this vital work. They include a biennial national festival, readings and workshops, online publishing and contests, a DC city-wide youth program, and campaigns for social justice.
The growing class divide on airplanes feels a lot like America’s.
Slavery still shapes our society.
Developers want to warehouse fracked gas in the heart of New York's wine country.
Extracting natural gas through hydraulic fracturing threatens all that's good about my upstate New York community.
Along with the apples, plums, and figs, community orchards yield common dreaming.
We all must build a common understanding of race, become aware of the role we play in upholding systems of oppression, and get comfortable with vulnerability.
The late poet brilliantly taught others to sing.