I’m grateful that my poetry has been included in the December Newsletter of FAO in recognition of the 2021 World Food Day. In addition, for each poem submitted, 10 tree seedlings were purchased on the poet’s behalf by Ms. Rebecca Roach and planted around the world by the Eden Reforestation Projects which employs local stakeholders in areas impacted by deforestation and poverty. Almost 1200 seedlings were donated on behalf of the poets whose work were submitted to the project.
I’m also thankful to Poet Hiram Larew for being a collaborator in this project.
Here is the link to my poem “We All Rise Out of Love” on Poetry X Hunger Website. Honored to share the space with Lauren Camp, Ellen Bass, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Sharon Olson , Grace Cavalieri,Justin Johnson ,Elijah Pringle, Cleveland Mall, Heather Meloche, Linda Foster and many more.
Also thankful to Ahdi Mohammed with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization’s Liaison Office for North America (FAO/LOW) for posting a link in the December issue of FAO/LOW’s newsletter to the poems that appear on the Poetry X Hunger website.