How to Support The Deaf Poets Society

 

We're here to right literature.

The Deaf Poets Society is committed to amplifying the voices of Deaf and disabled writers and artistswhether they identify as deaf, blind, physically disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, as having mental health challenges, or as being in any other way disabledby showcasing their best work. In addition, we publish pieces that explore the intersections between the experience of D/deaf and/or disabled identity and other identities, including, but not limited to, womanhood; LGBTQ lives; and the perspectives of those who are Black, indigenous, and/or persons of color (BIPOC). 

There are two main ways to support us. One is to submit your poetry, prose, reviews, and art for publication. We do not charge reading fees; for writers and artists who want substantial feedback on their work, accepted or declined, we ask for $10, all of which goes right back into our programming. Another way is to donate directly through PayPal:

Donation support allows us to offer payment to talented and hard-working authors and artistscreate accessible and inclusive arts programming; and showcase paradigm-changing literature in four online issues a year. Want to learn more about us? Start by reviewing our manifesto published at Drunken Boat's blog, or read our About page. Take a tour through our current issue, as well!

The Deaf Poets Society is deeply grateful for the contributions that help support our work. 100% of contributions will go to further development of the journal and associated arts programming. However, donations are not tax-deductible at this time.

If you want to support us with time and effort, please contact us at thedeafpoetssociety@gmail.com. (Put "Volunteer" in the subject heading.) 

Praise for the body that takes pain and names it survival. That drinks anguish without ruling it bitter. Contains the daggers of sickness and bends them into a good home, a shelter, an escape route.
— Camisha Jones, "Praise Song for the Body," Issue 1