Aji is delighted to share that David Anthony Sam, a past Aji contributor, is the recipient of the 2021 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize! His new book, Writing the Significant Soil, is available for pre-order now.
According to Homebound Publication's website, "Writing the Significant Soil by David Anthony Sam explores the long relationship of human life with nature without sentimentality or the cold distance of the clinical eye. Sam’s poems reveal his own close connection with the Appalachian Mountains and the red clay of the MidAtlantic and Virginia as he searches for meaning in the act of living on and with the land by using the poetic ink he makes from the soil."
To read more or order a copy, go to homeboundpublications.square.site/product/writing-the-significant-soil-by-david-anthony-sam/161.
Please join us in congratulating David Anthony Sam in this wonderful and well deserved accomplishment!
In our Spring 2022 issue, Mark Hurtubise tackled the troubling issue of foundations funding hate. Since publication, new information is encouraging in the fight against funding hate.
The Council on Foundations is "encouraging foundations to take steps to ensure that they are not funding hate." This is a great resource for people working within in foundations, as well as anyone wanting a deeper dive into the subject matter. Read their entire statement, as well as access the white paper here: https://cof.org/content/values-aligned-philanthropy-community-foundations.
To read a statement from the Council on Foundations on Aligning Values & Practice, as well as access additional resources, go here: https://cof.org/program-initiative/values-aligned-philanthropy.
Working together, raising our voices and talking about this subject can make a difference. We encourage our readers to become more educated on this topic and to support initiatives that end funding hate groups.
Thanks to Mark Hurtubise for sharing his knowledge, passion and expertise on this topic.