Split This Rock explores and celebrates the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better world.
About Melissa Tuckey
Melissa Tuckey is author of Tenuous Chapel, a book of poems, selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ Press First Book Prize (May 2013) and Rope as Witness (Chapbook: Pudding House Press, 2007). Her work has been recognized with support from Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, DC Commision on the Arts and Humanities, Ohio Arts Council, and Blue Mountain Center. Tuckey is a co-founder of Split This Rock, a national poetry organization. She lives in Ithaca, New York where she teaches creative writing and is at work editing Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology.