THE POETRY PROJECT
march 27, 2012
Duo Deal Action: The Project’s Spring Benefit — TOTE BAG OFFER EXPIRES APRIL 9, 2012
I’m writing to you today because I want to tell to you about impulse control, tote bags and
SPRINGING — a night of poetry and music so incredible that you may be prevented from
Why? Because discounted advance tickets ($25) for SPRINGING are being offered
exclusively to Members of The Poetry Project from now until April 8*. It’s one of three
tactics they are using to get you to become a Member — but don’t be tricked! Beginning
April 9, remaining tickets will be available to the non-member public — but there may not
be any left. SPRINGING (an event so mind-blowing it rhymes with itself) features a
collaborative performance by John Zorn and Thurston Moore and poetry readings
from LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, erica kaufman and Dana Ward.
Tactic two: The Poetry Project is trying to seduce you with utopic promises of a more
sentient, empathic world through their 46-years of linguistic experiments and community
building. Don’t listen to their siren melody. The idea of a membership is so ludicrous!
And let’s especially resist the Third tactic — offers of sweet, sweet merch. Once you get
tickets to SPRINGING, where are you going to put them? In your brand new First Edition
Poetry Project Tote Bag is where (See how savvy poet & editor Gillian McCain looks in the
picture above). Free with new or renewed membership. If you join or renew now you can be among
the first people on the planet to strut down the avenue with one. Even after next year, when
Canal Street’s choked with knockoff Poesy Lolcat Sportsac Totes, you will still have the original.
Okay, I admit I just renewed my membership — but don’t let my failure sway you. Stay
Poet & Poetry Project Member
*Become a member or renew at any level to receive a Poetry Project tote bag and qualify to
purchase advance tickets for SPRINGING. Already a member? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive the code to purchase advance tickets via Brown Paper Tickets.