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New online poetry journal raises money for RI Food Bank and Share Our Strength

9798291Word Soup, a new online poetry journal founded by Rhode Island poet Kim Baker, is accepting submissions now through August 1 for its premier issue, due out in September 2013. Poets may send three to five poems per submission. A reading fee of $6/submission will be donated entirely to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Share Our Strength, a national organization focused on childhood hunger.

Word Soup wants to end hunger one poem at a time,” says Baker. “To that glorious end, we are seeking well-crafted poems on the theme of hunger. Imagine "hunger" in all its possible meanings, from physical food deprivation to hunger for love, acceptance, actualization.”

To submit poetry, click here to register and  to pay the $6 reading fee, and then email your poems to

For more information on Word Soup, visit For information on the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, visit

About The Rhode Island Community Food Bank

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization located in Providence, RI. The Food Bank solicits, stores and distributes food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, food processors, local farmers and community food drives. The food is then distributed to the Food Bank’s statewide network of 178 member agency programs at 238 sites. In the past fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 9.75 million pounds of food. For more information about the Food Bank, please visit

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