Apr 17 2009

Building the Poetry Chaikhana Community

Published by at 1:02 pm under Poetry Chaikhana Misc.

The Poetry Chaikhana is a community reaching across the globe. We have visitors from every continent (okay, not Antarctica) and almost every country — literally! (See Poetry Chaikhana Around the World.) You are participating in a worldwide, multi-ethnic, multi-religious community of seekers, sages, and artists. By exploring the sacred poetry of the world together we open pathways for dialog, greater respect, and deeper understanding. And, of course, we get to share stunning expressions of humanity’s wisdom and wonder and wordplay.

I haven’t made a focused appeal for donations in the last twelve months, but your support is what keeps the Poetry Chaikhana going. Your donations pay for Internet services and software; they allow me to build the library of poetry books that is the backbone of this site. Most of all, your donations free me up to share my thoughts on these amazing poems, respond to your emails, add new poets to the website, and, when necessary, troubleshoot technical problems.

As you read these poem emails, as you visit the website, if you are regularly touched by that spark of connection and inspiration, please consider supporting the Poetry Chaikhana by clicking on one of the Donate buttons below or sending a check or money order in the mail. Your support keeps our community alive. It allows us to be a resource of inspiration and exploration for more and more people around the world.

If you can’t make a donation right now, please know your supportive thoughts and word-of-mouth recommendations are also genuine contributions, as well.

Thank you!

Ivan M. Granger

Poetry Chaikhana
PO Box 2320
Boulder, CO 80306


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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Building the Poetry Chaikhana Community”

  1. Sankarkumaron 18 Apr 2009 at 6:32 am

    Thanks for the mail. I really appreciate what you do and do enjoy the inspiring poems.
    Could you please send me your mailing address for me send you my donation? Thanks.

  2. Ivan M. Grangeron 18 Apr 2009 at 8:38 am

    Sankarkumar -
    Thank you for the warm-hearted note and your desire to contribute. You can always send a check or money order in US funds payable to “Poetry Chaikhana.” The mailing address is:

    Poetry Chaikhana
    PO Box 2320
    Boulder, CO 80306

    If that is awkward for any reason, another option I sometimes suggest is to make a donation to a local charity you respect — the good will still circulate.
    Ivan

  3. prema kayeon 18 Apr 2009 at 1:02 pm

    dear, dear ivan,

    you are the greatest —- i’m so happy to be able to send you a little something each month. i’m glad you reminded me…

    i hope you’re feeling better now and i thank you for your wonderful poetry choices and your thoughtful, heartfelt comments.

    if only the world were filled with more ivans…

    love, prema

  4. Jim Atwellon 19 Apr 2009 at 9:27 am

    Love is a renewable resource.
    Use it up and spread it around.

    Much Love
    Jim Atwell

  5. akeem akinniyion 20 Apr 2009 at 12:37 am

    I thank you very much Ivan for giving me a sense of belonging. These poems have become part and parcel of my being. I hope someday I’ll be able to give a donation and in the meantime I pray you have eternal energy and miraculous support to keep the reality of Poetry Chikana alive.

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