The Poetry Circus Fundraiser UPDATE
It is day-three of The Poetry Circus Fundraiser and we have already raised $1,000! “Thanks” does not begin to approach the gratitude I feel for those who have contributed to this project—there are not words for such joy and overwhelming appreciation.
The word I have found to describe The Poetry Circus is synergy; yes, The Poetry Circus is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. “Working together” we are able to create memorable moments—together art transcends product and becomes a way of life–a place to feel alive!
The Poetry Circus is based on the idea that location is more than a place; it is a character. The motion of a merry-go-round, the controlled chaos of the circus tent, and the pulse of a poem work together to create an invisible hold on the moment. As we are allowed to interact with our environment we are able to discover one another. The point of a ride, a show, a poem is not an end product, but a means to become fully alive in the moment with each other. There is synergy in people, place, and art!
Our fundraiser is running with synergy—motion is surrounding and accumulating around this project. It looks like, if feasible, San Francisco will be added to the list of Poetry Circus locations! The Poetry Circus is growing!
To meet our goal, we will need to raise $250 a day. We can defuse the heft of this amount by inviting friends, loved ones, and art lovers to join in. What once was work can become a circus–what once was distance can become space for dancing–when enough people join in any challenge can become a celebration. Contribute and invite others to contribute tohttp://www.gofundme.com/thepoetrycircus . This is the power of synergy.
Please know there are many ways to give. Beyond money, if you would like to donate a talent or give suggestions, The Poetry Circus is interested to hear from you. Please send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Happy Circus to all,
TO CELEBRATE DAY THREE OF FUNDRAISING!
I will mail a love letter and three thank you gifts to anyone who can contribute $100 or more to The Poetry Circus Tour.
WHAT IS THE POETRY CIRCUS:
There is a GOFUNDME up and running for THE POETRY CIRCUS TOUR!
Please contribute, share, and join THE CIRCUS.
The Poetry Circus was inspired by the release of the collection, In the Circus of Youpublished by Rose Metal Press . The Poetry Circus is part workshop, community outreach, performance, ride, dance, and creations. This community focused and driven event blurs the line between performer and audience to allow everyone the chance to run away and join the circus.
By presenting poetry in an alternative venue, the egalitarian characteristics of poetry are amplified. Poetry IS for everyone, regardless of where we come from or how we got there; we all process and understand the world through metaphor.