30 Poems in November! is a literary fundraiser in support of literacy programs at Center for New Americans. This year, we seek to raise $30,000, taking our cue from Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, who observed that "30 Poems in November brings 30,000 inspirations in all our lives." Funds raised from this event go a long way toward supporting free classes and services for immigrants in our community. Some Center for New Americans immigrant students write as well.
Writers commit to write one poem a day for the 30 days of November. Some poems offer thoughts and perspectives about the immigrant experience; some are observations about daily life or world events. Friends and family provide support by donating a dollar amount for each poem ($1 x 30 poems = $30).
All poetry lovers are invited to a Reading & Celebration at the Poetry Center at Smith College on Tuesday, December 13.
Create your own personal fundraising page here. Or, donate to 30 Poems in November! using the form below. You can make a general event contribution, or you can support one of our Participating Writers, listed on the left side of this page. Click on the writer's name and make a donation on his/her personal campaign page.