*Update: 180 students received How to Read a Poem as a graduation gift. Thank you for your part in giving #poetryforlife
I wish I had deep, deep pockets. I’d gift Tania Runyan’s book to each Senior in my daughter’s class—with a note expressing my desire for them to uncover and discover the poetry in their lives as they make their way out into the world.
We took the comment to heart and set about making a dream come true. It’s the kind of dream that was born in a small place but could have far-reaching, long-term impact. If you have read our interview with Patty Paine, and if you think about the effects of poetry in your own life, you know that poetry can be, quite literally, a life-saver.
Poetry, the reading and the writing of it, has saved my life.
Here’s how it will work…
T. S. Poetry Press will make it possible for Elizabeth to personally give How to Read a Poem to the senior class of 174 students—if we can raise the money to cover the basic book cost and expedited shipping.*
Graduation is only a week away. That’s so little time. But the positive effects could be for life.
Help give just one senior class poetry for life today…
P.S. Thank you so much for bringing poetry to a new generation. We can’t wait to share their stories with you, as we hear what happens!
Photo by Nagesh Jayaraman, Creative Commons, via Flickr. *Any books not distributed to the senior class will be donated to other students and teachers.
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