The inaugural Split This Rock Poetry Festival was a tremendous success. We continue to hear from participants about the incredible poetry they heard, the challenging and thought-provoking discussions and workshops they attended, and the powerful sense of community they felt was built over the course of the four days. You--and others who couldn't join us this year--have asked us to make the festival a regular event and to build Split This Rock into a permanent home for progressive poets.
On March 23, 2008, during the first Split This Rock Poetry Festival, participants marched to the White House and contributed to the creation of an amazing collaborative poem about peace. To create this cento, participants each read out loud one line of no more than 12 words. Click here to read the poem.
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Find links to some of the spectacular coverage on our "Split This Rock In the News" page, or click the links below to learn more about the inaugural Split This Rock Poetry Festival, held March 20-23, 2008.