Dear Friends–So much sound and fury is spent on the politics of controlling the bodies of others. This is a timely book, coming out before the elections, that might make it possible for some actual listening to real people dealing with complexities of being human. Please look for it when it comes out. I believe in the power of witnessing and sharing real stories. And if you feel moved and can, consider joining me to contribute to Anhinga Press for this project. I am honored they accepted one of my poems for the book.
August 8, 2022 PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN
TO SUPPORT THE PUBLICATION OF “RUMORS SECRETS & LIES:
Poems about Pregnancy, Abortions, & Choice”The day after Roe v Wade was overturned, I thought about what I could do. As a book designer/editor for Anhinga Press, I committed to creating a book of narrative poems about the experiences of women, and men, with preganancy, abortion, and choices. Kristine Snodgrass, co-drector, thought it was a great project for Anhinga Press, and so, the project was born. — Carol Lynne Knight, co-director PLEASE HELP FUND THIS IMPORTANT BOOK& CONTRIBUTE AT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE SOON! Friday, Aug.5, tearsheets were sent to the contributors, 112 writers, including Naomi Shihab Nye and Alicia Ostriker. The book will go to the printer at the end of August (Yikes! 3 weeks away!). Since it is an unplanned expense, we are hoping that the project will get support thru donation to the GoFundMe page. Anhinga Press is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.Doanations are tax deductible.* The release on Nov. 1 — 15 weeks* after the submission deadline and one week before the General Elections. Donations over $200 will receive a copy of the book. The book is divided into five sections: • Rumors, Secrets & Lies • Choice / No Choice • Loss • Changes, Births & Joy • Front Lines**15 weeks: a favorite time frame of state legislators. Cover art: “Harlots Sequence” by Kristine Snodgrass. * All contributions to Anhinga Press are tax deductible. Anhinga Press is a tax-exempt organization under s.501(c)3, Internal Revenue Code. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH2435) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE OR GO TO www.freshfromflorida.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.