Because poetry deserves to exist in this world and because publishing is hard, expensive.
I have devoted over three years to the writing of The Night Journey, have made pilgrimage to the source of my inspiration, participated with the help of The Five Wings Arts Council in two weeklong intensive workshops, and committed untold hours to editing, revising, organizing, excising. I have considered many publishing options. What feels most important to me after all this is to have absolute control over the end product and to have all of you be as invested in The Night Journey as I am. So I am asking you to participate in this GoFundMe which will allow me to put the finishing touches to this project which has taken my writing to a new level and a whole new landscape. I know it will transport you, the reader, as well. Funds will pay for book cover creation, layout and printing fees.
Praise for The Night Journey from Novelist and Children's Book author, Alison McGhee:
"Stitching a delicate path between the heavens and earth, myth and fable, the women-centered poems and passages in Laura Hansen’s Night Journey are both ethereal and forged in the furnace of her fierce imagination. These are the acutely observed poems of an artist opening her mind and heart to the reader, creating portals to imagined worlds within and beyond this one."
GoFundMe contributors of $15 or more will receive their first copy of The Night Journey free.