Protest Through Poetry is an international collective of BIPOC activist poets. Our community began through a 2-night seminar last summer in which BIPOC writers gathered digitally to affirm Black Lives Matter, establish solidarity and unity among BIPOC writers, and reflect on our role in protest poetry. Since then, PTP has grown and collaborated online through community writing prompts, raffles to support BIPOC businesses, and the digital making of the PTP Anthology. We now hope to provide print copies of the Anthology for our community.
$2,200 is needed to afford 100 print copies of the Anthology. $1,467 will go towards printing costs to create 100 copies and shipping the anthologies. The remaining will go towards paying each poet an honorarium. PTP will not be making profit from the print Anthology. If our GoFundMe receives more than its goal donation, all leftover proceeds will go towards paying BIPOC guest speakers and consultants for future PTP events.
Protest Through Poetry believes in poetry as a physical form of protest. We see the print Anthology as a physical manifestation of activism through its support in BIPOC writers and impact through its distribution. PTP is a grassroots organization and believes in gaining financial support from our community and allies. In funding this Anthology you are also elevating BIPOC Writers (+30 BIPOC poets) and supporting BIPOC businesses (The Gymnasium Design Agency).
We thank you for your support in this publication both financially and in solidarity. We are grateful to the BIPOC poets who provided their words and their stories to PTP.
To help spread the word, please share this GoFundMe page to the public! We hope to raise enough funds to provide print copies before June. To learn more about PTP, check out our website or follow us on Instagram for upcoming events and writing challenges! To download a digital copy of the Anthology, go to our website.
*Due to an unexpected rise in publication costs, our GoFundMe need was raised to $3,000 on April 29th. All proceeds will go towards the print anthology and compensating BIPOC writers for their poetry.