Pass It On Poetry – This Book Is For You
July, 2013. One thousand copies of “Other Heroes” were printed as a Kickstarter. They were dispatched by friends who gave them to friends, or carefully placed them, or selectively abandoned them, in laundromats, on buses, on the counter at the diner, the like. Surprise, this is for you, pass it on. Suggestion inside: sign it, comment, write a poem – there are blank pages in the back – tuck it in right next to the menu, leave it in your boss’ chair, in your mom’s purse, or….
By August, 2013, the time of this writing, “Other Heroes” has made its way to nearly every US state, and seven countries.
Nothing truly original happens to any of us, but we can express with true originality what happens to all of us. -Marvin Bell
Why my poetry?
No reason, other than what if. What if a found book of poetry sparks a memory of a poem from a significant moment 50 years ago? What if a poem inspires you to write a poem for the first time? What if a poem can shine a light on a path of difficult emotional terrain? Or celebrate an ineffable moment? I’m curious to open the box of possibility.
Did you find it? Did you write a poem? Did you pass it on? Tell your story.
Pass it on.