Archive | June, 2015

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Split This Rock’s New Database of Social Justice Poetry!

Split This Rock continues to enrich the  world of American poetry. Their poetry festivals in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014– and upcoming in 2016– have been magnificent events, bringing poetry of witness and social justice poetry to a wide audience. Their workshops, youth work, the Freedom Plow Award, and many other activities, all enliven American poetry. Now […]

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2015 Kevin Nelson Writing Award to Kevon Turner

You know how some schools have gym rats? Kevin A. Nelson, II was a Writing Center rat. In much of his free time at Archbishop Carroll High School, he could be found sitting before a computer in the Writing Center composing or revising his poems. He was MC at the school’s poetry slams during his […]

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Donnelle McGee’s NAKED: Poems That Heal

James Baldwin wrote “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Here, as he often does, Baldwin voices one of those truths that run deeply through our human condition. Donnelle McGee seems to know this truth well. His new collection of poems Naked, (2015 Unbound Content) […]

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