split this rock poetry contest

peace my friends! apologies for being so absent. no excuses, just apologies.

today i’m just here briefly to let you know there is about one more week to submit to the split this rock poetry contest. deadline is nov. 1st and it’s open to everybody.

submit your poems here.

that is, if you believe, as we at split this rock do, in

the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better world.

Our country faces a crisis of imagination. We need dramatic change: to end the wars, reorder our national priorities to meet human needs, save our planet. How we address these challenges is a question not just for policy makers and strategists. It is a question for all of us. We believe poets have a unique role to play in social movements—as innovators, visionaries, truth tellers, and restorers of language.

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