Indiegogo Update: $4,815 Raised; $4,185 Left to Go!

SloganReplace ads with poems on the MBTA.

“Poetry on the T is a way to get words off the page, out of classrooms, and into the world. It’s a twenty minute trip to falling in love with a poem. It’s some kid whose teacher has spent the year thrashing (or, maybe even worse, ignoring) poetry finding a line of verse to follow him home.” -Danielle Jones-Pruett

Today, with 15 days left to go, we have raised 51% of the funds needed to keep Poetry on the T all summer. Don’t miss the chance to be a funder of this inspiring program. And remember: we will be using the momentum of this successful campaign to show large, long-term sponsors that the public wants Poetry on the T! Together, we can turn this project into a lasting program.

For a $25 donation:

BroadsideA beautiful broadside of a poem from our collections throughout the years, such as “Samurai Song” by Robert Pinsky, “Love Song: I and Thou” by Alan Dougan, “In the Waiting Room” by Elizabeth Bishop, and more.

 

For a $30 donation

 

Jill McDonough

Jill McDonough

Summer Studio Workshop with Jill McDonough
“Super Writing Fun Time”
Thursday, June 12
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103
Boston, MA

For a $30 donation

 

 

Lloyd Schwartz

Lloyd Schwartz

Summer Studio Workshop with Lloyd Schwartz
“Reading Your Own Work Aloud”
Tuesday, June 17
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103
Boston, MA

For a $100 donation

Nick Flynn, "Marathon"

Nick Flynn, “Marathon”

A poster of one of the poems on the T; choose from [What Travels] by Joseph O. Legaspi and “Marathon” by Nick Flynn.

 

FUNDER WALL OF FAME
Thank you for your support of this important emerging program!

Kevin & Betty Becker • Martha Collins • J.Martelli  • Emily Pardo • Cynthia Bargar  • Maryanne Kirkbride • Lonsdale Koester • Sdorff • Jesse Littlewood • Alex Benedictus • Michael Feehly • TDKnoess • Steven and Mandy Kapica • Cindy Veach • Anonymous • Andrea Shafer/Whitney Allen • Tracy Mar • David Rivard • D. Jones Pruett • Annavqross • Julia Rappaport • Corlis Carroll • Richard Shideler • Anita Abigail • Meg Kearney • Ellen Dore Watson • Kelly Dumar • Anonymous • Mmedeiros • Sarajafshar • dunster • Colleen Michaels •  Shannon Murphy • Kiersten Taylor • Karen Byrne • Peg Voss Howard • Jill Jupen • Jeffrey Levine • Sandy Johnson • Stephen Masimilla • sjohnson • Mariela Griffor • Lori Zimmermann • Mary Baine Campbell • GEPTOC • Jose Olivarez • Tasneem Zehra Husain • Jim Schley • gvanderloop • Scott Burn • Deborah McAlister • Matt Wilson • Don McLagan • Dorie • Chuck Joseph • LZ Nunn • Anonymous • Mariahadessa Tallie • Brendan Sapien • Evan Grossman • Angelica Recierdo • Ariella Ruth • Peter Davis • Deborah Porter • Claire Keyes • Joshua • Anonymous • Wendy Swart Grossman • Steve Hurley • Harmony Wu • Nicholas Mele • Jac-Lynn Stark • Amelia O’Donnell • Cindy Veach Lappetito • Nicco Mele • Anonymous • Drew Esposito • Jackie Malone • Danielle Jones-Pruett • Mike O’Toole • Teresa Vilmain • Kirsten Dianne Miles • Christin Langill • Schuyler Larrabee • kmoreyk • Heather Hughes • Anonymous • Cathy Fahey • Susanna Baird

Other highlights

  • Watch Joseph O. Legaspi reads [What Travels], a poem featured on the T in April, and talks about what he finds inspirational, and poetic, about the subway.
  • Check out our upcoming events!
  • Help us make the Mass Poetry Festival even better!  Whether or not you attended this year, please take a moment to fill out this survey. If you didn’t attend, you’ll be finished after 5 questions!
  • Opening Pandora’s Box: Stories of Truth and Hope Sunday, June 1st at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. Local women performing their own stories of overcoming obstacles and making a positive difference in the world.  A portion of the proceeds will be used, in collaboration with local nonprofit Ben Speaks, to help teenagers at local high schools build self respect through self expression using spoken word poetry and art.