Pokey is writing to raise money!
Not for me, that would be ridiculous (sadly), but for the Center for New Americans and their family literacy program. CNA works to: provide the underserved immigrant, refugee and migrant communities of Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley with education and resources to learn English, become involved community members, and obtain tools necessary to maintain economic independence and stability.
This is a great organization doing much-needed work, and they believe in poetry! Can’t beat that.
Anyway, I have pledged to try and raise $200 for CNA by getting people like yourselves to sponsor me–it can be any amount–a dime a day, a dollar a day, or just a flat rate, $10, $25, or $359 million billion simoleans.
I’ve raised $105 so far, and need your help to get to my goal.
And it would not be a bad thing to exceed my goal, either.
In return, I pledge to write a poem a day, or something approximating a poem, and then read a sample of this work at the celebration in December (more about this below).
The easist way to pledge is by going to my page at CNA. But if you don’t want to do that, just leave a message for me here and we’ll figure stuff out.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, in advance.
And if you want to come to the celebratory reading, here’s the info: