We’re so excited to share that the winner of Split This Rock’s 2018 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest will be awarded a week-long residency at Wellspring House. Split this Rock “cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change,” and the contest “serves to raise the visibility and prestige of poetry of provocation and witness.” Along with a Wellspring residency, the first place recipient receives $500, publication in The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database, and an invitation to read at the 2018 Split this Rock Festival. The deadline to submit is November 1st, 2017. We’re proud to support a contest that gives voice to poets doing vital work, and we can’t wait to host the winner early next year.
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