If you have some holiday spirit, there's still time to support the wonderful fundraiser for CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) by purchasing the 2006 Most Intriguing (and Sensual) Male Poets Calendar. It features Richard Blanco (see left), it's tasteful, and it's well put together. Here is a bit about the poets in the calendar, along with a link to find out more about it and how to order (it's simple!). Please forward this and/or the link as widely as you can. Thanks!
Behind the faces of this calendar, you will find the experience of seven university instructors, a poet-in-residence, literary director, columnist, an award-winning independent film actor & national slam champion, and editors & co-editors of recognized poetry e-zines and magazines. These poets have been awarded numerous prizes and recognitions such as: 1997 Starrett Prize (Univ. Of Pittsburgh Press), 2003 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry, finalist for the 2000 Los Angeles Poetry Festival, 2001 Pushcart Prize in Poetry nomination, 2003 & 2004 Vazquez-Valarezo Poetry award winners, 2005 New Criterion Poetry Prize, Wallace Stegner Fellow from 2002 to 2004, PEN Center USA Translation Award, MLA Lois Roth Award, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Translation Prize, and Best Books of 2003 (Los Angeles Times). These poets have also been recipients of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, The Antiquarian Society, Arizona Commission of the Arts, Florida Arts Council, Academy of American Poets Raiziss/de Pachi Translation Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation, Bread Loaf Fellowship, and Florida Artist Fellowship.
Please forward your friends this link: www.poeticinspire.com/calendarletter.html.