Of special note is the most recent issue of Beloit Poetry Journal, Volume 58 Number 3, Spring 2008. This issue is titled, "Split this Rock Chapbook," in recognition of the Split this Rock Poetry Festival.
Split this Rock Poetry Festival
A Celebration of our Tradition of Poetry of Witness and Resistance
March 20 - 23, 2008
"Split this Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national community of activist poets. The festival will feature readings, workshops, panel discussions on poetry and social change, youth programming, films, parties, walking tours, and activism, while we debate and assess the public role of the poet and the poem in this time of crisis."
Split this Rock will also be at AWP in New York. Visit their website for more information about their activities.
Photo: Digital photography by Lee Sharkey, from Eyes Wide Open series, Chicago, 2007.