At the Poetry Project, we have always envisioned the poet in society as one who restores meaning to language. We believe a large part of the fight against demagoguery and hate occurs on the premises of language. In this period of unprecedented unknowns, the Project is ready to fight.
The Poetry Project has been a public forum and home for the most restless and challenging creative minds of the past 50 years, dedicated to the amplification of radical imagination, oppositional thinking, and community building among writers, artists, and their audiences. We are especially committed to offering a haven for voices at risk of marginalization and silencing in today’s repressive and violent climate.
Please support us in keeping this space thriving by making a tax-deductible donation in any amount today.
Our 50th Anniversary season has been spent building on our core programming while raising funds to do tomorrow what we can’t do today. This includes the creation of an entirely new technology platform in order to invite national as well as international audiences to be in conversation with us as our country enters this new political nightmare.
Our New Year’s Day Marathon Reading (featuring the brilliance of Yvonne Rainer, M Lamar, Lynne Tillman, Che Gossett and more) will be a dynamic showcase for a culture that is actively fighting by keeping lifelines of authentic communication vital and at the center of our practice. Our anniversary platform GIANT NIGHT continues with UMBRA: A Living Archive, and Learning at the Project, a retrospective on Project workshops, talks and poetic education. Then, on April 27, 2017, we’ll host our first gala with poet Anne Waldman as honoree.
Again, you can show that you value the future of The Poetry Project by making a donation today. Your support will help The Poetry Project continue to be a place where:
accumulate into so many you
wonder how so much listening
gets done by so many micro-slants
on the wing. Back up, back to need
what that may be, because I’ve
listened long enough to know
I need to be doing it, to practice
listening, to get better at it…”