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The Wenatchee River Anthology

A book of Pacific Northwest influenced poetry invited to debut in Ireland at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival.

The Wenatchee River Anthology

A book of Pacific Northwest influenced poetry invited to debut in Ireland at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival.

$1,529
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 12 2014 1:08 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 12, 2014

About

So there's this book coming out very soon, and it's my book. It's my third book. The title is Wenatchee River Anthology. Other news - I've been invited, once again, to attend the Fermoy International Poetry Festival held in County Cork, Ireland in late July - early August. I'd like to go and release my book there; then come back and release it in Seattle, Sacramento, Los Angeles and yes, in the Wenatchee River Valley. I will give readings in all of these places and participate in a documentary about poetry and poets in Los Angeles. This, of course, requires travel expenses from me. I need your help with those and with publicity expenses. Thank you so much!

This collection is set primarily in the Wenatchee River Valley in Eastern Washington. This is where my grandparents settled and raised their children. They were Scots-Irish people via Appalachia and the deep South of the United States. They were wonderful story tellers. I spent much of my childhood and very young adult life visiting, listening, and learning. These poems are tributes and some of my memories of that time and that place.

I have been writing since I was fourteen years old, but only started publishing in 2012 when I retired. Since 2012, I have published two books, Inside the Circus from Loyal Stone Press, and Stolen Kisses, Starlit Caresses from Melinda Cochrane International. The Wenatchee River Anthology will be my third book and a fourth one, If You're Going to San Francisco, is in process.

Your contribution goes directly to publishing and promotion costs for the poetry book. Without your support, there is absolutely no way I could make it to Ireland to debut the book at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival held in Ireland. You make this dream come true!

I have a great many rewards to share with you in thanks for your support. Most exciting are the commissioned poetry pieces such as the acrostic and the epithalamium. Just browse the rewards on the right to choose what you like. You can make a donation that covers more than one!

Here's an example of an acrostic.

Danika

Dedicated to bluebirds

And bluebells

Never wavering

Intricate weaving with

Kith and kin

Always alert to awe

My publisher/editor and I are in the first round of edits at this point, so far small edits. The book is very close to ready for publication.

The fact that you made it this far helps. Thanks for your attention! Here's a few more things you can do.

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  • CONTACT me: I'm available for interviews, articles, guest blog posts, google hangouts and other publicity opportunities. If you have a blog, I'd be happy to share some poems just for your audience.

If you're curious, you can see my other books published on Amazon here.

Risks and challenges

I have connections in all the cities mentioned and am confident these readings can be scheduled. I have chosen them because of these connections. I have already been invited to the Fermoy International Poetry Festival in Ireland. My friend, Gina Nemo, an actress and producer and director in Los Angeles, CA is producing and directing a documentary on poetry and poets and has asked me to be a part of it. We should be able to do my part of the filming while I am in Los Angeles as well as do a reading. I plan on contacting everyone and setting things up after this is funded.

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    An acrostic based on your name. Send me your name and a couple of personality traits and I will write an acrostic (first letter of each line spells your name) for you. Example: For "Danika" :: "Dedicated to bluebirds, And bluebells, Never wavering, Intricate weaving with, Kith and kin, Always alert to awe."

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    Choose a print copy of either my first poetry collection, "Inside the Circus", or my second, "Stolen Kisses, Starlit Caresses". Inscribed with a personal thank you.

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    A print copy of both my first two poetry collections, "Inside the Circus" and "Stolen Kisses, Starlit Caresses". Inscribed with a personal thank you.

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    EARLY BIRD special package. Receive a print copy of both my first two poetry collections, "Inside the Circus" and "Stolen Kisses, Starlit Caresses". Inscribed with a personal thank you. PLUS an acrostic based on your name.

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    Getting married? Want to give a unique gift?
    I will write an Epithalamium - a poem written in honor of the bride and groom.

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    Two hour poetry workshop led by me. Perfect for all levels of writers, from tentative poets to prose professionals. Limited to locations within 100 miles of Seattle, Washington.

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    For true patrons of poetry. Not only will you receive all the awards listed above, you will also receive a pre-publication draft of my all my future poetry collections, as well as recognition by name in the acknowledgement sections in honor of your support.

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    My entire art collection - 2 museum quality Henry Marshall's, watercolor on canvas, framed and ready for hanging. 2 oil paintings by me, one on canvas, framed and ready for hanging, one oil on wood, ready for hanging. One pen and ink drawing, never folded or rolled, by Dale Holcomb. One inkwash portrait, matted by Henry Marshall.

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