We're 80% there! 14 hours to go. Final stretch!
I have been so incredibly moved by your response and encouragement, spirit of generosity through pledges and outreach and pledge increases today, amidst a time of already stretched budgets and with so many of us and loved ones having lost access to housing and much-needed care and services. You have demonstrated that we can build a culture of community support for our poets, and nourish the poetry we need to sustain our lives and movements -- that poetry is not a luxury!
Thank you! Because of your dedicated support, we've surpassed $4,000! $800 to go. Your support has left me with a full, enlivened heart. I meet and carry the spirit teachings of each of you I've met and journeyed with as I receive your blessing to continue in this next phase of work. And I honor and hold with deep gratitude and integrity that of each of you I'm so humbled to meet in this space of widened connection and community support.
I've leave you with this update: I was blessed to be invited to dialogue with both Asian, Gay & Proud, and fellow artist and activist Martina Robinson today about my work and practice. Take a look-see and feel free to include as you share this campaign with friends!
with humility and power,
PS. We need your continued support to meet the goal. Any additional pledges can increase our goal to sustain more, most, or all the season's labor of call and response revision with our movements. Can you help by asking a friend who'd love to join us?
- Each additional $5-15 will cover gas and toll to another rally or movement gathering in the Bay Area;
- Each additional $20 will cover another poetry mailing to activist readers in prison;
- Each additional $35
resupplies paper and printer toner;
- Each additional $100 helps birth new poetry to capture and feed critical movement moments, or covers a month of weekly access to community acupuncture to detox from chemical exposure in preparation for and recovery from rallies or prison visits;
- Each additional $250 helps cover the cost of a daylong visit with activist readers in prison;
- Each $1000 sustains a week focused on manuscript revision so poetry from quiet of chorus can make wider connection with and offering to all our work in book form.
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Oct 31, 2011 - Dec 21, 2011
Pledge $5 or more
Your name honored in a collective gratitude love note, and project updates!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Handcrafted letterpress poetry card to write in and gift to a loved one, in prison, back home, near and farEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $15 or more
Reading of poem by phone, skype, or in person from Decolonize Oakland to wherever and however you are, at #Occupy at Home, #Occupy Together, Liberate Everywhere!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Editioned letterpress print of poetry from most recent poems for #Occupy, Troy Davis, or California prison hunger strikersEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $25 or more
20 backers All gone!
Editioned letterpress print of poem "Manifesto," inspired by the campaigns and organizing of Welfare Warriors and TransJusticeEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $35 or more
Set of four assorted letterpress poetry cards to support your letterwriting practice or gift the ones in your life who love to write old fashioned notes and mail them!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
5 backers All gone!
Signed copy of the anthology Revolution Starts at Home, which features "Manifesto" alongside essays and learnings from community accountability and transformative justice organizersEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $55 or more
Set of eight assorted letterpress poetry cards to support your letterwriting practice or gift the ones in your life who love to write old fashioned notes and mail them! Includes "oldies" and poetry excerpted from recent poems for #Occupy, Troy Davis, or California prison hunger strikersEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $60 or more
Signed copy of the anthology Captive Genders, which features reflection from anti-prison and gender liberation organizing that has inspired poetry from quiet of chorusEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $75 or more
0 backers Limited (8 of 8 left)
Intimate poetry reading at fragrance-free brunch, cooked with fresh, body loving ingredients, either at my garden studio or another location supporting collective accessEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (6 of 8 left)
Intimate poetry reading at fragrance-free dinner cooked with fresh, body loving ingredients, either at my garden studio or another location supporting collective accessEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Gratitude poem written for you or a loved one, in prison, back home, near and farEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (8 of 8 left)
Priority registration in a fragrance-free Audre Lorde loving "poetry is not a luxury" class series designed for all of us yearning for more integration in our creative and political practiceEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Poetry performance at your fragrance-free and transformation-feeding backyard brunch, ceremony or celebration, or fundraiser gathering**Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Writing and performance of a poetry "manifesto" to feed and grow your organization's base of support, inspired by my poet-comrade visit to your fragrance-free movement building gathering, or through member interviews**Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $750 or more
Fragrance-free visioning and poetry workshop designed for your organization's members to amplify their heart, voice, and story in your campaign**Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Poetry "manifesto," fragrance free performance, and fragrance free workshop**Estimated delivery: May 2012