30 Poems in November! is a literary fundraiser for Center for New Americans. Center for New Americans welcomes and serves immigrants in Western Massachusetts with free English classes and a range of support services. For more information, please visit: http://www.cnam.org This year, we aim to raise $50,000. Writers do their part by writing one poem each day in November. Friends and family do their part by donating to support this effort. Powerful new poems and financial contributions translate to community support for immigrants.
This is my second year participating in the 30 Poems in November. Since last year I have had a more up close and personal connection with the Center through the work that they have done in my communities and I am full of gratitude for this work. I was able to witness people from all different nations becoming citizens of the USA and have seen individuals grow in confidence. So even though it is a real challenge to write a poem a day it is a small labor in service to this larger labor of love and justice. Thank you friends and family for joining me as once again I contribute a poem a day in November. All donations are appreciated!