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The Poetry Drone

A project in Los Angeles, CA by David Shook

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The Po-Dro re-appropriates the unmanned aerial vehicle to deploy poems addressing the US military's use of drones.
Backers: 60
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $2,744 of $10,000
Dates: Jun 14th -> Jul 16th (32 days)
Project By: David Shook
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Latest News

20 Hours to Go!

July 14th - via:
Thanks to our first $1,000 donor! And thanks to all 57 contributors to the Poetry Drone campaign so far. Your support means everything to me, and I thank you for continuing to spread the word. With 20 hours to go, we're still quite a ways from the... (Read More)

More Round-Ups + Poetry's Landays

July 9th - via:
The PoDro has made it onto a few more book news roundups, including the New Yorker and Poets & Writers.  The June issue of Poetry, which I think might be their best ever, features Afghani landays, a form of oral poetry traditionally written and... (Read More)

The Last Days

June 27th - via:
Thanks to the Poetry Drone's first 26 donors—did you ever think you'd intentionally fund a drone!?  A little more media coverage for your reading pleasure: The Rumpus The writer Ryan Bell gets biblical with it: "My friend and L.A. based poet and... (Read More)

More Media

June 25th - via:
A big Tuesday thanks to all PoDroDonors!It's been a good day for media! Please keep promoting the project on social media! Vice: "[We] can all probably agree that the idea alone is louder than a Hellfire missile." New York Daily News: "Roughly 50... (Read More)

Some Media Love

June 25th - via:
Po-Dro-Donors: Thanks! It's been a big day for the Poetry Drone, with a write-up by Pulitzer winner Héctor Tobar at the Los Angeles Times, a column by me on Huffington Post, a ringing endorsement at antler, and mentions at World Literature Today and... (Read More)

Poetry Drone: Los Angeles poet on mission to use drones to drop flower-infused paper ‘poem bombs’ around the world

June 25th - via:
Roughly 50 years after a young protester placed a single flower into the barrel of a military policeman’s rifle, a California poet is turning again to flower power — and drones — to protest war. (Read More)

L.A. poet David Shook aims to launch 'poetry drone' via Kickstarter

June 24th - via:
There are several poetry projects on offer on Kickstarter, the crowd-sourcing site popular with artists and other dreamers. Most involve organizing readings and publishing first books and anthologies. The poet David Shook is much more ambitious than that. (Read More)

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