The Gift of Poetry

Dear Poetry Society Friend,

As the year draws to a close, we're writing to thank you for being part of our circle of friends, and for supporting poetry! We feel so lucky to have an extraordinary group of poets and readers with whom to champion the art we all love.

Give a tax-deductible gift this December.
No matter the amount, you will be part of the Poetry Society of America's continuing efforts to present free public poetry events, to place poetry on transit systems nationwide, and to support writers at all stages of their careers through our Annual Awards and Chapbook Fellowships.

In the spirit of the season, we're excited to be able to thank those friends who give $50 or more with a copy of Jonathan Williams's A Palpable Elysium: Portraits of Genius and Solitude (David R. Godine Publisher). This gorgeous book, from the self-described Black Mountain "Poet, Essayist, Publisher, Hiker, Bourgeoisophobe, and Dotty Anecdotist" who is also one of the Poetry Society's favorite photographers, presents a visually stunning inventory of extraordinary writers, composers, musicians, and geniuses of Outsider Art.


Ezra Pound, Louis Zukofsky, Stevie Smith, Lorine Niedecker, William Carlos Williams—the artists captured by Jonathan Williams's camera are introduced with intimate anecdotes which draw relationships between the stars in the author's own constellations as publisher, poet, and photographer, making this the perfect gift for our constellation of supporters!

Please donate today
, and we'll send this book to you or a friend, along with our sincere gratitude for being a part of the Poetry Society of America.