Spring Fund-Raising Campaign, April 28-May 1

Dear Friends of the Poetry Project,

The Project faces significant financial challenges in 2010. The economic environment remains difficult for arts organization and as you might know, our new lease imposes a substantial rent increase.

There are many ways for you to help us continue to create opportunities for writers to present their work to an engaged, responsive community. One way is to simply purchase admission for one, or all, of the three special events scheduled for our annual Spring Fundraising week. Admission for each event is only $10. Community turnout last Spring helped us raise just over $5,000!

* On April 28th, Alice Notley will read in the Sanctuary, with a reception to follow.

* On April 30th, we’ll have a panel and a film screening for the book We Saw the Light: Conversations Between the New American Cinema and Poetry by Daniel Kane.

* Finally, on May 1st, we’ll host a performance of “John Ashbery’s Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror for Six Voices.”

Please see our Calendar for all the details. 

If you can’t be with us for these events, please show your support by becoming an esteemed Member of the Poetry Project. A $95 Supporting Membership will get you and a guest free admission to all regularly scheduled/non-fundraising Project events, among other perks!

You may also opt to give a tax-deductible contribution of $30—the price of admission to all three events—or anything that you feel you can offer. Even smaller amounts are very welcome. 

We have always been a poet-run organization whose programming has developed out of a complete devotion to the risk and heart of contemporary poetry. And we know we serve a community just as intensely devoted!

Thank you—and I look forward to seeing you soon.


Stacy Szymaszek
Artistic Director