My poem in Split this Rock’s Top 20


After a lengthy summer break full of writing, it was nice to come back to a note from the Managing Director at Split this Rock.

Just a quick note to let you know Split This Rock just shared a list of the 20 most viewed poems in The Quarry, our online social justice database which just turned one this year. Your poem is on the top 20 list and we’re thrilled to bring attention to it. You can check out the post at Blog This Rock.

Split this Rock is the national network of socially engaged poets. Programs include a biennial national festival, readings, workshops, contests, the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, e-publishing, youth programs, and campaigns that integrate poetry into movements for social change.

The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database is an ever-expanding central hub of over 350 poems, searchable not only by name, but by theme, language, geography, and poet identity.Here are links to the most viewed poems, including mine at #10.

Top 20 Poems Viewed Most at The Quarry
As of August 18, 2016


  1. A Small Needful Fact by Ross Gay
  2. america by Fatimah Asghar
  3. Your Rapist is on Paid Administrative Leave by Tafisha A. Edwards
  4. Ode to the Chronically Ill Body by Camisha Jones
  5. What I Mean When I Say Truck Driver by Geffrey Davis
  6. The Transkid Explains Gentrification, Explains Themselves by Taylor Johnson
  7. For the City that Nearly Broke Me by Reginald Dwayne Betts
  8. Photo Albums by Fatimah Asghar
  9. The Last New Year’s Resolution by Kazumi Chin
  10. The Newer Colossus by Karen Finneyfrock
  11. The Opposite of Holding in Breath— by Hari Alluri
  12. not an elegy for Mike Brown by Danez Smith
  13. Leaving My Childhood Home by Zeina Azzam
  14. Dear American Poetry, by Jan Beatty
  15. Too Pretty by Sunu P. Chandy
  16. dear America by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  17. WITNESS by Ariana Brown
  18. #flyingwhileblack by Imani Cezanne
  19. Faith by Tim Seibles
  20. Pomegranate Means Grenade by Jamaal May


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