Hey readers, Glake here bringing you toaday’s KMD. This one is quite a unique and interesting. Both literature, and photography related, I feel in order to get the feel of the project, you really have to see it for yourself. Unfortunately, it’s till in production so that isn’t quite possible at the moment. However, I am pretty confident in this project that if it does go through, it will succeed from it’s uniqueness.
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
Chester Hopewell has been writing poetry for three years. In various attempts to spread his work, he was went from posting his poetry on telephone poles, all the way to consistently posting it on his own website, hoping to show people this form of art that has quite frankly been forgotten, and perceived as for the richer, more grander being. Now, Chester would like to focus on a more traditional style of getting his work out, through full publishing, and he needs our help.
“We Must Fight to Run Away” features original content only: 18 poems and 18 color photographs, all working together to tell an unconventional and provocative tale.
The chapbook looks to expand the experience of reading poetry, featuring images, to help expand, transform, and evolve you experience within the world of literature and poetry.
The money funded for the project will go directly towards the production of the books, and the full “Putting everything together” if you will. The poems have been written, the photographs have been taken, the printer is ready, all he needs is our help.
Of course like most projects, they won’t go without any rewards to those who fund so here are some of the things you can get when you fund!
Pledge $5 or more
A personal thank-you email from Chester, public acknowledgement of appreciation on ChesterHopewell.com and his everlasting gratitude.
Pledge $10 or more
A personal thank-you note from Chester, a handwritten poem of your choosing (selected from ChesterHopewell.com) and public acknowledgement of appreciation on the site.
Pledge $25 or more
Audio CD of Chester reading the 18 poems in the chapbook as well as four bonus tracks (the poet reading a few favorites written by his heroes). PLUS: Everything included above.
Pledge $50 or more
Signed copy of the limited-edition chapbook (personalized for you or anyone you choose). PLUS: Everything included above.
Limited (68 of 70 remaining)
You can learn more about the project, as well as support Chester by checking out these pages. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chesterhopewell/we-must-fight-to-run-away-poetry-chapbook