Split This Rock Launches FREEDOM PLOW AWARD for Poetry & Activism

I first encountered a landay in Poetry magazine‘s June 2013 issue. Landays are two-line poems, which have been written and recited by Afghan women for centuries. Split This Rock is awarding Eliza Griswold the inaugural FREEDOM PLOW AWARD for Poetry & Activism, for her work with this form– and with the Afghan women who still use it.Continue reading “Split This Rock Launches FREEDOM PLOW AWARD for Poetry & Activism”

“Poet Lore” A Journal of Powerful Poetry

The Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Poet Lore arrived yesterday and it’s a pure joy. Editors Jody Bolz and E. Ethelbert Miller do a magnificent job with this journal, which has now seen more than a century of American poetry. They ask, in their introduction, “What kind of lifeline does poetry offer?” It’s a good question withContinue reading ““Poet Lore” A Journal of Powerful Poetry”