Indra’s Net, an international anthology of poetry in aid of The Book Bus.
by Martin Shone
I am very happy to sit amongst so many talented poets within this international anthology of poetry called Indra’s Net. The book is in aid of The Book Bus http://www.thebookbus.org/, a charity which aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.
All profits from the sales of Indra’s Net, published by Bennison Books, will go to The Book Bus.
Featuring in this anthology are poets from a number of different countries worldwide and if you buy this book not only will your purchase help to hand on the pleasure and power of language but you will also enjoy a wonderful variety of poems.
We have donated our poetry free of charge so all profits will go to The Book Bus.
The Book Bus
One in six adults around the world have come through childhood unable to read or write, due mainly to a lack of books and opportunity to read. The Book Bus was founded by publisher Tom Maschler with the aim of supplying books and making them accessible to children to help get more children reading and therefore be able to make more choices about their own lives.
In 2008 the Book Bus began delivering books to schools in Zambia and working with children to inspire them to read. The Book Bus has opened reading schemes in Zambia, Malawi, and Ecuador where over 100,000 children now have books that are relevant and accessible to read.