30 Poems in November! - 2016

30 Poems in November! is a literary fundraiser in support of literacy programs at Center for New Americans. This year, we seek to raise $30,000, taking our cue from Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, who observed that "30 Poems in November brings 30,000 inspirations in all our lives."  Funds raised from this event go a long way toward supporting free classes and services for immigrants in our community.  Some Center for New Americans immigrant students write as well.

Writers commit to write one poem a day for the 30 days of November.  Some poems offer thoughts and perspectives about the immigrant experience; some are observations about daily life or world events. Friends and family provide support by donating a dollar amount for each poem ($1 x 30 poems = $30).  

All poetry lovers are invited to a Reading & Celebration at the Poetry Center at Smith College on Tuesday, December 13.

Donate to 30 Poems in November! using the form below.  You can make a general event contribution, or you can support one of our Participating Writers, listed on the left side of this page.  Click on the writer's name and make a donation on his/her personal campaign page.

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