The event, “Behind the Scenes at the Inauguration: A Public Conversation with Richard Blanco and Grace Cavalieri,” will include readings by Blanco and performances by the DC Youth Slam Team. Join Split This Rock in celebrating five years of revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form with profound relevance in our daily lives and struggles.
Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. Split This Rock is dedicated to revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form with profound relevance in our daily lives and struggles. Our programs integrate poetry of provocation and witness into movements for social justice and support the poets of all ages who write and perform this vital work.