Sarah Browning is the co-director of Split This Rock Poetry Festival and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She’s the author of a book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology. www.splitthisrock.org

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A seat in a plane's first class

Nuts to First Class

The growing class divide on airplanes feels a lot like America’s.
Harvard Campus

A Crime Against Humanity Sent Me to Harvard

Slavery still shapes our society.
A “Boy Afraid of Being a Boy” as Inaugural Poet?

A "Boy Afraid of Being a Boy" as Inaugural Poet?

Sometimes the arc does bend toward justice.

Creating an Equal Opportunity Page

I spotted letters from 14 men and three women on the Sept. 22 Free for All page.
The Humanity of Poetry

The Humanity of Poetry

The 500 poets participating in Split This Rock Poetry Festival come from all walks of life and all levels of education and training.
Blog for Choice 2012: To Sever the Stitch of Shame

Blog for Choice 2012: To Sever the Stitch of Shame

To say that the issue of abortion excites strong feelings is to state the obvious. But abortion also inspires complex feeling, especially for women. A perfect vehicle for carrying all this challenging, raging, nuanced emotion: poetry.

A Brief History of the Number Two

A poem for the mother of a young man killed by a bomb in Israel.
The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry

Poets resist anti-immigration laws with defiance, beauty, and social media.
Poets Stand Up

Poets Stand Up

On the Walk of Shame, poets visit the embassies of Burma, Yemen, and Turkmenistan to read aloud the poems that can't be read inside those countries.

Washington DC Poets Engage in "Walk of Shame" to Embassies of Countries Where Poetry is Banished

DC event is part of “100 Thousand Poets for Change” global event with over 600 poetry events across the world.
Recreating Baghdad’s Lost Literary Street

Recreating Baghdad's Lost Literary Street

Al-Mutanabbi Street was once the center of literary life in Baghdad. A new project brings the street back to life.

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Yael Flusberg

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Split This Rock's 2010 Holiday Shopping Guide

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Split This Rock Poem of the Week: E. Ethelbert Miller

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Naomi Ayala

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Jaime Lee Jarvis

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Mark Doty's "Charlie Howard's Descent"

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Holly Bass

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Jeff Gundy

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Kenneth Carroll

A moment of verse, brought to you by the folks from Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Associate Fellow

Institute for Policy Studies

browning@splitthisrock.org

202-787-5210

In the News

The Humanity of Poetry

Blue Table Talk | Mar. 25, 2012

This Country Faces an Imagination Crisis

The Register Citizen (Torrington CT) | Mar. 14, 2010