30 Poems in November

It’s that time again--I’m asking you to support me in a labor of love and community, the 30 Poems in November fundraiser to benefit the Center for New Americans. The deal is, I promise to write a poem a day for the month of November—not necessarily the best poems I’ll ever write, but I always … Continue reading 30 Poems in November

30 Poems in November

Once again I’m raising money for the Center for New Americans, in Northampton, MA. Center for New Americans (CNA) is a community-based, non-profit adult education center that provides the under-served 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 … Continue reading 30 Poems in November

30 Poems in November

UPDATE: I reached my goal of $1000! Thank you all SO much for helping me support this excellent organization!   We're 9 days into 30 Poems in November fundraiser for the Center for New Americans, and thanks to a bunch of very generous donations and pledges I'm more than halfway to my goal of $1000. … Continue reading 30 Poems in November

Pokey Does Poetry: 30 Poems in November, Day 1

Hey Beautiful People, Today is the first day of 30 Poems in November, the fundraiser for the Center for New Americans, an organization that welcomes and serves new immigrants and refugees in Western MA. I pledged to write a poem a day for 30 days that somehow relates to the body. People have given me … Continue reading Pokey Does Poetry: 30 Poems in November, Day 1

30 Poems in November: A Body of Work

Hey Friends, I signed up for the 30 Poems in November project that raises funds for the Center for New Americans, an excellent organization that welcomes and serves new immigrants and refugees in western MA.  Now, more than ever, we need to support these folks in our communities. In honor of the conversation that’s been … Continue reading 30 Poems in November: A Body of Work

30 poems in november, the uncooked bird

Pokey had the brilliant idea that she would do her 30 Poems in November (a fundraiser for the Center for New Americans) differently this year. Instead of writing a poem a day, which in the past has resulted in many not-so-good poems, I'm trying to write one long poem from "found" text that represents some … Continue reading 30 poems in november, the uncooked bird

30 Poems in November

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 … Continue reading 30 Poems in November