Mission: For each day of March, I plan to write a poem, influenced, inspired by the presence of trees outside my window, my house, on my street, in my city, and around the world.
March Arts Marathon is a fundraiser for Asylum Seekers Assistance Network (ASAN), a project of CVRAN. The work of ASAN is to get asylum seekers out of detention and resettled in Central Vermont. We are already supporting a family of four and plan to take in other asylum seekers this year. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for legal bonds, living expenses, and lawyers’ fees. March Arts Marathon is a community effort: Every day in March, poets and writers and artists and photographers will each send a piece of work to friends and family. And friends and family will donate to support this work. Together we will be helping to welcome new Americans who in turn will add immeasurably to our own communities.
Both excited and terrified to share my poetry with others, I look forward to our time together in March. There is so much we can do together. Thank you in advance for your partnership in helping to create a welcoming place for others to find safety and a future in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Green Ash taken by Steve Bailey, Montpelier Tree Board
Cottonwood taken by Shawn White, Montpelier Tree Board
Old Sycamore Bark taken by Shawn White, Montpelier Tree Board
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