What the 100 Poem Challenge Was
On the 5th and 6th November 2011, I wrote 100 poems in 48 hours to raise money for EEC International, a charity who fund research into EEC Syndrome [a rare form of ectodermal dysplasia, a condition I have], especially relating to the eye sight problems associated with gene p63. It is likely that people who have EEC Syndrome will lose their sight. If a cure could be found for this then it would benefit thousands of people [not just those with EEC] worldwide.
All of the poems I wrote in those 48 hours can be found on this blog, just scroll down.
I also released a 200 copy limited edition print run of the poems. The 100 Poem Challenge poetry collection is sold out.
Many thanks to those who bought a copy or who donated to the cause. A total of £4250 [that's 5100euros/$6800] was raised for EEC International.
Details of the challenge itself can be found below, and also at http://www.indiegogo.com/100-poem-challenge
100 Poem Challenge to EEC International. The total raised was £4250 [which is €5100/$6800], and will go to the research centres looking for a cure for the degenerative eye disease associated with EEC Syndrome. Hurray!
So, THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated, bought a postcard or a pamphlet [or both!], and to those who tweeted about the project, and who sent encouraging messages during the weekend of the poetry writing itself. If you want to read the poems, they're still online over here.
Y'all are lovely. Thank you. xxxxxx