Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Split This Rock Poetry Festival'

Split This Rock: Women Suffering Violence

On Day 2 of the fourth biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival, the Dresser got a late start, taking time out to honor retired physicist birder Philip S. Brody (May 13, 1930-March 24, 2014). His poet wife Doris Brody brought Mary Oliver's poem "White Owl Flies into and out of the Field" to the memorial service among other moments of charm and beauty. So this is how the Dresser entered the difficult subject matter of Women and War/Women and Peace II Samiya Bashir, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Kim Jensen Two members of the panel--Melanie Graham and Robin Coste Lewis--came by proxy...

Split This Rock: The Expanding Language of Poetry

Day 1 of the fourth biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival offered panel discussions on such topics as LGBT writing and publishing, children in wartime, bilingual cross pollination of generations, youth creativity emerging with spoken word, renewal of urban spaces and environmental concerns, caring for the physical body, human rights. In this report, the Dresser will focus on two panels that incorporated poetry readings as the method for discussing their topics. Beauty, Disability, Queerness & Body Politic L. Lamar Wilson, Kathi Wolfe In this panel, poets Kathi Wolfe and Lamar Wilson offered their poems and stories about being differently abled....

Split This Rock Gets National Attention

Ever since Sarah Browning, author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden--a Word Works Hilary Tham Capital Collection book, came to The Word Works 2014 AWP Bookfair table to sign copies of her handsome book and told the Dresser that Washington, DC's Split This Rock Poetry Festival was being promoted in the March edition of Poetry Magazine, the Dresser has had it on her list to let others know. What kicked the Dresser into gear is the March 13 article in The Washington Post entitled "Poetry magazine joins with D.C.'s Split This Rock festival" by Ron Charles. Sarah, who is...

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