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The Split this Rock Poetry Festival is just around the corner:  March 22-25, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

According to the foundation’s website: “Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, D.C. for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. The festival features readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, activism—opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change.”

The program’s line-up of poets includes:  Homero Aridjis, Sherwin Bitsui, Kathy Engel, Carlos Andres Gomez, Douglas Kearney, Khaled Mattawa, Rachel McKibbens, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Jose Padua, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Kim Roberts, Sonia Sanchez, Venus Thrash, and Alice Walker.

Register here.
Early-bird rate: $75 (after February 22: $100)
Student rate: $40
Day rate: $40 ($20 for students) except Sunday ($25/$10)
Scholarships are available (deadline February 22)
For the first time, pre-order Split This Rock T-shirts when you register.

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