Split This Rock @ Busboys and Poets
Ghost Fishing: Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology
Sunday, June 24
Busboys and Poets | 5th & K | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets Books for a reading from Ghost Fishing: Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, hosted by editor Melissa Tuckey, featuring Hayes Davis, Ailish Hopper, Katy Richey, and special guest National Book Award Finalist Ross Gay.
Celebrate the publication of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press) with renowned poet Ross Gay, anthology editor and Split This Rock co-founder Melissa Tuckey, and DC-area contributors Hayes Davis, Ailish Hopper, and Katy Richey. Bring your own eco-justice poem to read on an open mic after the features.
A gathering of poetry at the intersection of culture, social justice, and the environment, Ghost Fishing is the first anthology to focus solely on poetry with an eco-justice bent. As a new addition to the field of nature poetry anthologies, which have historically lacked diversity, this book presents a rich terrain of contemporary environmental poetry with roots in many cultural traditions.
This event is co-sponsored by Split This Rock, a national non-profit based in DC committed to cultivating, teaching, and celebrating poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes change. Learn more at: www.splitthisrock.org