Two years ago, in a little bedroom overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the quiet coastal town of Daly City, I launched Poecology. I was a graduate student with few resources. I had an idea, a blog, and a vision: to make Eco-literature, especially poetry, accessible to all. My hope was to establish online resources for writing about place, ecology, and the environment, making the freshest contemporary writing available for free to anyone with an internet connection.
Before I started Poecology, I Googled “ecopoetry”, “ecoliterature” and other “eco” terms. I found many websites that debated definitions. But I couldn’t find many pages devoted to the reading of Eco-Literature. What I hoped to find was a website dedicated to publishing and promoting writing about place and ecology. I wanted to find an online community with an archive of published eco-poets, eco-fiction writers, environmentalists. I wanted to read what everyday people were writing to celebrate the places and natural resources around them.
Poecology is becoming just that: a reservoir for ecological writing, a place where writers and readers can come to explore definitions and create their own. It’s becoming a digital place for discovering physical spaces, species, and environmental issues. A website like Poecology can help us share our wealth of creativity and knowledge about the planet.
But we’ve only just begun. Our small staff of four volunteers has been working hard on exciting new plans to transform Poecology into an innovative digital literary space that will revolutionize how we read and understand place-based literary arts. Beyond the world wide web, we have plans to bring Eco-Literature to communities across the world. However, launching these programs requires financial resources we don’t have. We need help getting off the ground.
Make a gift to Poecology today. Your financial support will make our plans a reality. Thanks to Intersection for the Arts Incubator, donations to Poecology are fully tax-deductible. Click here to donate to Poecology through Intersection for the Arts’ secure donation page. Select “Poecology” from the drop-down menu.
If you are interested in supporting Poecology and would like to learn more about our project development plans, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve come a long way in two years. We are ready to make the next two years unforgettable. Thank you for your support.