18 February 2009

CONTRIBUTE TO CHAX PRESS

I hope you choose to make a donation to Chax Press.

This is a year to begin significant growth for Chax Press, growth that will make our output of books, our presentation programs, our youth/educational programs, and our promotional efforts, more regular and less sporadic. We are working on fundraising efforts to achieve our goals, but we also really need to increase our support from individuals who read our books, read the blog, and who generally support us but are not yet donors. Also from individuals who are donors but who might choose to give again or give more.
Chax Press publishes contemporary innovative poetry by a diverse array of poets, with a special emphasis on unique book arts editions. Chax provides a venue for poets who question and reinvent the ways we use language, and thus challenge us to reevaluate how we understand others, society, and ourselves. Chax believes that voices from different races, genders, sexual orientations, and economic situations are crucial in contributing to this understanding. Chax’s unique book arts editions honor the voice of the individual, while also preserving the survival of a time-honored tradition of avant-garde literature.


Chax Press works
• to sustain and develop the possibilities for the book in an era of diminishing literary literacy
• at the intersection of electronic technology and the most ancient, sacred techniques of hand-made books
• to present the best of contemporary poetry
• through the publication of beautiful books and chapbooks to make a case for the importance of poetry in our lives
• to advance the exploration of the language arts through the publication of innovative contemporary writing
• to provide an example of unalienated labor — through poems and books written and produced for the inherent pleasure and worth of the activity itself
• to create an inspiring environment for youth, interns, and others interested in learning about independent and fine press publishing.

Chax Press is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible. To make a donation, please use the online donation button at http://www.chax.org/donate.htm. Or, send a contribution via check to Chax Press / 411 N 7th Ave Ste 103 / Tucson, AZ 85705. If you wish to contribute specifically to book publications or to youth programs or to readings & exhibitions, please let us know.

Thank you!