Hi poets! Do you have a copy of your book that
you'd be willing to donate to a poetry lending library in Coney Island?
If so, here's the info! I've already sent mine...xx M
From Amanda Deutch: I teach poetry once a week for the YWCA teen girls empowerment group in Coney Island. The girls I work with are great--very talented and interested in poetry. We started an online magazine, where you can see some of their work here: www.teenagefevermag.tumblr.com
We have read poets from Frank O'Hara and Tracie Morris to Diane DiPrima and Muriel Rukeyser. About two weeks ago, I noticed that there were no poetry books in the school's library. This inspired me to start a poetry lending library in the after school YWCA room. This is where you come in. Would you like to have your books read by at-risk teens in NYC? If so, please send one (or two if you want them to go to the school's permanent collection as well as the afterschool's) copy of any or all books you have authored. Feel free to sign it or leave a note for a teen. These books will really be appreciated by the teenagers. Thank you!
This project was initiated as part of Parachute: the Coney Island Performance Festival.
Please send your poetry books to: