Bellingham poet Matthew Brouwer has joined the ranks of the many who have used the popular Internet site Kickstarter to launch their dreams. Kickstarter is a way for the average person to become a patron of the arts, often for just a few dollars, and a way for artists and entrepreneurs to reach out to their public and trade their future works, goods, or services for dollars today–dollars which help fund and produce those future works.
Matthew’s Kickcstarter campaign will fund his upcoming poetry tour and release of his new book: The Gospel According to Matthew. You can pay anything from $5 to have your name appear in the dedication of his book to $250 for a personal poetry reading anywhere in the Puget Sound region plus every other reward from each pledge level in between.
As we all know there isn’t a lot of money to be made as a poet so a successful Kickstart offers an opportunity for a poet to live their dream and keep a roof over their head and food in their belly. If you would like to join the, as of this writing, 35 other people who have pledged $1,540 of the $5000 goal in support of Matthew and his poetry please click over to his Kickstarter Page for more information.