The last food item that you need additional incentive to eat is probably pizza, but just in case you were hesitating to pick up a pie, tonight you can get it served with a side of poetry and eat for a good cause, in honor of National Poetry Month.
, the writing and tutoring arm of Press Street
that brings free creative writing programs to underserved youth, is attaching student poetry to pizza boxes for pickup and delivery from G's Pizza
, Garage Pizza, Magazine Pizza
, Mid City Pizza
, Pizza Delicious
, and all Reginelli's Pizzeria
locations. Poets range in age from six to 18.
Ten percent of proceeds earned tonight will support Big Class and the work it does year-round.
In addition to the poems attached to pizzas, Big Class is also compiling a book of student work about Italian pies, and will select 20 "pizza poet laureates." The organization has asked recipients of pizza and poetry to share their poems on social media suing the hashtag #pizzapoetry15. A Pizza Poetry Project party is scheduled for April 29 to celebrate student work at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center.
Check out the Pizza Poetry blog
for writing prompts, poems, stories and interviews.