For the Old Country

For the Old Country

To publish 500 hardback copies of the poems of Richard Schwartz

We did it!

On 8th Aug 2017 we successfully raised £1,460 with 35 supporters in 56 days

This  Crowdfunding project aims to finance the publication of  Richard Schwartz’s poems in a  hardback collection. The book will be called For the Old Country and will be published by Matador Press in the UK.

 My intention to publish 500 copies and distribute signed copies to all those who donate to the Crowdfunding project. Our target figure is £3500 and we would request minimum donations of £20. Larger donations would of course be very welcome.

 About 40% of this money will go towards Schwartz’s chosen charity ZANE (Zimbabwe, a National Emergency) which helps destitute pensioners, children and community projects in Zimbabwe. You can find out more about this outstanding charity at:

If there is any money left over we will spend it on a launch party. 

Richard is an excellent poet but is too modest to market his own poetry. I think his poems speak on a number of levels. Specifically they reference his Jewish,  African and diaspora identities but more than, as with all good poetry, they celebrate and explore deep universal human themes with great compassion and insight.

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