Every two years, the Split This Rock Poetry Festival ("Poems of Provocation & Witness”) brings a fabulous array of authors to Washington, D.C. On the eve of this year’s gathering, and in celebration of National Poetry Month, join award-winning local author Sandra Beasley for a guided tour of poems by
2018 Split This Rock headliners including Ellen Bass, Kwame Dawes, Sharon Olds, Solmaz Sharif, and Javier Zamora. Participants will be given hand-outs of individual poems, which we will read and discuss together; collections by the featured authors will be available for purchase. No expertise required—all are welcome.
For more information on the festival, visit www.SplitThisRock.org
Like a Beggar, Ellen Bass
City of Bones, Kwame Dawes
Odes, Sharon Olds
Look, Solmaz Sharif
Unaccompanied, Javier Zamora
Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections, including Count the Waves (W.W. Norton), as well as the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life (Crown). Honors for her work include an NEA Literature Fellowship; distinguished writer residencies at Wichita State University, Cornell College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the University of Mississippi; and three D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She is on the faculty of the University of Tampa’s low-residency MFA program, and periodically teaches at The American University. For more information, visit www.SandraBeasley.com.
Price: $20 (10% off for members)