Poetry Benefit for the People of Haiti

One of our regular readers forwarded this notice about a poetry benefit event in Cambridge. Some of the poets involved have read recently in Lowell at the Kerouac Literary Festival and Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Sales of the anthology will support the work of Partners in Health in Haiti, which was founded by Paul Farmer and is now led by executive director Ophelia Dahl, one of the readers at the Dec. 8 event.—PM

A Benefit Poetry Reading and Book Launching

Poets for Haiti: An Anthology of Poetry and Artwork

Wednesday, December 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Porter Square Books
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street, Cambridge

Please join Porter Square Books, Partners in Health, and Whole Foods for a very special evening of poetry.  Reading this evening will be: Robert Pinsky, Daniel Tobin, Fred Marchant, Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell,  Tom Daley,  with Ophelia Dahl.

Six weeks after the city of Port-au-Prince was brought to its knees by one of the most destructive earthquakes on record – 18 remarkable writers including Robert Pinksy, Rosanna Warren, and Gail Mazur, joined together at Harvard University campus and demonstrated the power of the spoken word. That benefit reading was a vital and galvanizing event, and this anthology, Poets for Haiti, has been created to capture some of the magic that was sparked that night. With stunning artwork by some of Haiti’s most prominent visual artists, the volume is itself a work of art. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to Partners in Health to benefit the people of Haiti.