Lisa Panepinto's debut poetry collection On This Borrowed Bike was just published by Three Rooms Press. This indiegogo project is to raise funds for a book tour this spring and summer.
The Poems“Simply complex and universally individual, Lisa Panepinto’s poems encompass politics and the soul, nature and the body, paradox and the mind. Panepinto’s voice is so assured and pure, so confident and directed, that to follow it on its intricate and profound journeys can bring serious joy. Far more ambitious than they might at first appear, influenced by Native American, beat, and experimental poetics alike, these are poems that do not shrink from the poet’s oldest task, the mighty healing work of the shaman.”
—Annie Finch, Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams
“Lisa Panepinto’s abstract and lyrical vignettes serve as a wonderful introduction to a fresh new voice, bound to rattle the canon.”
—Patricia Smith, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
“These minimalist and imagistic poems in Lisa Panepinto’s new collection of poetry are woven with the gossamer of crow dreams and water from endangered rivers. In these pages Justice falls in love with the blues. There’s scuffling and dancing, and it’s all coming down to what happens in the dark. There is enough love for everyone. Lisa Panepinto sings. You’ll want to be here.”
—Joy Harjo, She Had Some Horses
I'm hoping to do as many readings as possible throughout the US and Canada this spring and summer. I like reading at bookstores, and am also open to reading at other places such as cafes, gardens, living rooms, libraries and schools.
All monies from this indiegogo project, after costs, will be used for touring throughout the spring and summer.
I am a poet, radio host, essayist and editor. I am author of on this borrowed bike (Three Rooms Press) and chapbook Island Dreams (Cabildo Press), and poetry editor for Cabildo Quarterly. My writing has appeared in the Accompanist, Maine Peace Action Committee, Maintenant and on my blogs river pine anthology of civic discourse and who can be my emerson. I hold degrees from Washington State University and the University of Southern Maine.
What I need help with and what you get
I will travel sustainably and frugally--on buses, trains, and bicycles, sleeping in tents and in couches whenever possible--but still need help with travel costs in order to do a book tour.
Your generous contribution enables me to share my poetry with the world, and in return you will receive:
- $5-9 - an mp3 audio file of me reading On This Borrowed Bike in its entirety, with guitar accompaniment, and a personalized thank you note
- $10-19 - an audio file of me reading On This Borrowed Bike in its entirety, with guitar accompaniment plus the last five issues of Cabildo Quarterly, the literary broadside I help edit, my 2009 chapbook Island Dreams, and a personalized thank you note
- $20-50 - a signed copy of On This Borrowed Bike, an audio copy of me reading the book with guitar accompaniment, the last five issues of Cabildo Quarterly, my 2009 Island Dreams chapbook, and a personalized thank you note
- $51-above - a signed copy of On This Borrowed Bike, a copy of my chapbook Island Dreams, an audio version of On This Borrowed Bike, the last five issues of Cabildo Quarterly broadside, a personalized music compilation disc arranged by me, and a signed thank you note
- $90 - Bookstore/Bookclub Special: Ten copies of 'On This Borrowed Bike' mailed to one location
Other Ways You Can Give
If you aren't able to make monetary contributions you can still assist this project by:
- Helping me set up readings, interviews & reviews
- Telling others about the book & campaign, thank you!