For those who are new to this blog and/or are not familiar with the concept, the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in 1996 because they were inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March).
Today is the 1st of April and the start of National Poetry Month. I have decided to do the 30/30 (30 poems in 30 days) challenge AND the 30 poems I am going to write are from prompts given by the national poet Rachel McKibbens during her Indiegogo campaign for her Outlast Project to spread healing to sexual assault survivors through poetry and art. In May I will refine the poems (if I can) and then in June I will sell the poem as a collection “For Those Who Outlast Their Pain” and give the proceeds to The Outlast Project if it is still going on, and/or to the local battered women’s shelter. Send me some good vibes because Rachel’s prompts are absolute BEASTS.
There’s still 7 days left on the Indiegogo campaign so if you could give and/or share I’m sure there are women around the country who will be greatly appreciative. <3
Also if you would like this show to be in your area, email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org