What's a poem worth? I dollars, whatever you feel inclined to pay -- especially for such a worthy cause as the Center for New Americans.
It feels imperative to me to counter the injuries, insults, inhumanity and venom against immigrants surfacing around this country, spearheaded by this Administration.
What better way to do so than with poetry? I hope you'll support my effort to raise money to help local immigrants acclimate and assimilate here.
Donating at least $1 for each of the 30 poems will go a long way toward helping me reach (or maybe even exceed!) my modest goal.
Here are two commitments reflecting my desire to put my money and my words where my mouth is:
1. I will pay 50 cents for each dollar you collectively help me raise. If I meet my $500 goal, that means I will donate $250 to Center for New Americans.
2. I promise to email everyone who signs up on my page at least 10 of the poems I commit to writing in November (on the assumption that at least one-third of what I write will be decent enough to do so.
Thanks for your support!