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A collective of homeless and formerly homeless artists in NYC will publish a book of original poetry and visuals from the street. Read more

New York, NY Poetry
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This project was successfully funded on November 4, 2011.

A collective of homeless and formerly homeless artists in NYC will publish a book of original poetry and visuals from the street.

New York, NY Poetry
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Who are we and what is our project, anyway?

Concrete Justice is a collaborative of homeless and formerly homeless artists in NYC. We bring our experiences from the street to our fellow New Yorkers through theatre, dance, music and spoken word. We've already reached over 1500 audience members with two original plays in just 18 months. The thing is, we can't fit all of New York City into our theatrical venues! It’s time for our art to reach wider audiences, so we're making the move to publish our poetry, personal narrative, drawings and photographs in a book.  


We want you to carry our stories and our art with you as you move through the city: on the train, in Central Park, and on the sidewalk. We're taking our stories from the the street to the stage to the page--to you. 

What exactly are you supporting...and what will you get in return?

We are so excited about putting together our first book for you. Concrete Justice: Street Poetry will be a new way to engage with the issues of homelessness. But it’s a long--and expensive!--journey to bring our work to you. Paper costs money! So do design, printing, meeting space, and artist fees. 

In addition to our unending gratitude, you will get: updates on our progress with the book; an emailed thank-you poem; the opportunity to get your copy of the book hot-off-the presses; an invitation to our book launch party; and even an opportunity for a live poetry reading or a workshop taught by the collective. And most importantly, the satisfaction of supporting this groundbreaking project.

Find out more about us here:

http://www.theatreoftheoppressednyc.org/concrete-justice-homeless-collective.html

http://youtu.be/vi1HfSiMxCU

http://www.theatreoftheoppressednyc.org/blog.html

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    14 backers

    Our eternal gratitude, plus we'll email you one poem from Concrete Justice: Street Poetry.

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    19 backers

    All of the above, plus we'll email you an early-release digital version of the book.

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    17 backers

    All of the above, plus an autographed copy of Concrete Justice: Street Poetry shipped to you upon release.

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    15 backers

    All of the above, plus an invitation to the book release party, to be held in an independent NYC bookstore.

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    11 backers

    All of the above, plus a thank-you in the published book, AND we'll donate one copy of the book to a shelter or homeless outreach program in NYC!

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    2 backers

    All of the above, plus we'll dedicate an original poem to you, film the performance of it and send you the link!

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    All of the above, plus we'll arrange a live poetry reading for your community (in the New York City area).

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    All of the above, plus we'll teach a poetry and theatre workshop for your community (in the New York City area).

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