Yesterday afternoon we posted Sandra Simond's Open Letter calling for the Poetry Foundation to make a financial committment to poets in need. You can read Sandra's letter here.
Within a few hours, the letter circulated on social media. Soon thereafter, change.org called for a show of support by posting a petition that will be forwarded to the Foundation.You can find the petition here.
If the Foundation were to make such a financial commitment, we may no longer need to rely on 11th hour appeals such as those launched on behalf of Diane Di Prima and Dean Young, to name two recent campaigns that come to mind.
Please read Sandra's letter and the Change.org petition.