Thursday, February 21, 2008


Tanya Snyder in the Split This Rock Beltway Issue

As I continue to read in the Split This Rock Beltway issue, I am knocked over by the beauty and power of the poetry of so many of my colleagues in this work. Here's an excerpt from "Diplomat" by Tanya Snyder:

With the yellow beasts in your own dreams,
the firm mattress beneath you
and your head
all night spinning
on your softest pillow,
you may continue
with the enchanting horror
of this beautiful country
buried so many miles
beneath you...

Read the full poem here:

And check out the full Split This Rock issue, edited by Regie Cabico and Kim Roberts, at

Two upcoming readings by poets featured in the issue:

Sunday, March 9, 2008, 6:00 pm

Split This Rock Poetry Festival Reading, sponsored by Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Featured readers: Brian Gilmore, Melissa Tuckey, Heather Davis, and Steve Rogers. Followed by open mic.
Iota Bar and Restaurant, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Clarendon neighborhood, Arlington, VA. (703) 522-8340.
Series hosted by Miles David Moore - Free Admission.


Sunday, March 16, 2008, 4:00 pm

Sunday Kind of Love Reading Series: Split This Rock Festival Reading sponsored by Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Featured readers: Winona Addison, Teri Ellen Cross, Yael Flusberg, Tanya Snyder, Dan Vera, Rosemary Winslow, and Kathi Wolfe. Followed by open mic. Read poems of provocation and witness!

Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Streets, NW, DC. (202) 387-POET. U Street/Cardozo on the Green Line. Free Admission, although contributions are gratefully accepted. Guest hosts: Kim Roberts and Regie Cabico.

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