What do Anne Coray, Anne Caston, Peggy Shumaker, Mike Burwell, Derek Burleson, Sandy Kleven, and Elizabeth Bradfield all have in common? They're all Alaska poets or poets with strong AK connections and they all have books in our Fundraiser Book Bags, either donated directly by the poets or their colleagues. (A huge thanks to Peggy Shumaker who sent an entire box of new books by various poets -- all of them wonderful.)
We've been selling the book bags for one week and we hope to sell them out by the holidays. All money raised supports our programs, events, and classes in 2011. For $80, buyers get a raven logo tote bag plus four or five books, randomly assembled, shipping included. It just happens that nearly every single bag has, in addition to novels, memoirs, and other types of books, at least one book of poetry -- something we didn't plan, but are happy to boast about, because these are some collections that any book lover would enjoy owning. For more info on the fundraiser and to order, go to http://www.49fundraiser.blogspot.com/.
Need a free poem to start your day? Click here to read Elizabeth Bradfield's "No More Nature," at her website.