105% Funded


Target: €2500


€2,634 Raised


125 Funders

Bare Hands Poetry Anthology

By Bare Hands


Bare Hands is an monthly online journal of contemporary poetry and photography. We seek and publish work that is beautiful and different.

We at Bare Hands Towers are delighted to announce that there will be a print anthology coming out in October 2012 to celebrate our first birthday! A print anthology made of paper, all bound together, full of gorgeous poems and photographs. We've had such an exciting year so far - each issue of the magazine has totaled over a thousand reads, a thousand! This first print venture is going to mark an important change in Bare Hands, and our second year is full of surprises that are already under way.

Now, in order to make this gorgeous anthology happen, we need your help. You can be our midwives. Look at it as just buying a copy of the anthology in advance - you hit our Fundit up with a meager eight euro, you're guaranteed a copy of the book to be sent to you anywhere in the universe for free. And the more you donate, the more amazing the gifts get!

All funds raised will go towards printing costs, marketing and distribution.

The anthology is going to be stunning and you even have a chance to be in it too! Write us some poetry and take some photographs. Our deadline is September 1st 2012 - that gives you loads of time. We will be publishing 15 photographs and 25 poems altogether.

To submit simply send maximum three poems or photographs (you are welcome to send both) to barehandspoetry@gmail.com with 'Anthology Submission' in the subject field. Please send the poems within the body of the email and attach the photographs as jpegs. We can't wait to see your work!

By supporting Bare Hands you are supporting creativity. We provide a platform for showcasing incredibly talented poets and photographers and, with your help, we will continue to do so in a bigger way. You would also have our undying love and gratitude forever :)

With very best wishes,

Kerrie O' Brien & Sarah Griffin



Baring Our Ashes at 10 Days In Dublin

Hello everyone!!! We are very excited to tell you that Bare Hands and the wonderful Ash Sessions have combined to bring you a mini Electric Picnic as part of 10 Days in Dublin on 11th July at 8pm in The Sugar Club. Baring Our Ashes will feature Ireland’s leading performance poets Abby Oliviera, Andre K’por and John Cummins, hilariously dark and mischievous tales from Paul Timoney along with a dazzling array of alternative/indie/folk music from Sinead White, Ria Czerniak, Red Sail, Johnny Murphy, Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds. Come along if you can! Last night we made this gorgeous little promo video complete with outtakes ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy5SloOIqMk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUpi0APvQ7yb8yF8VBG4G78A And here's a link to the event on the lovely 10 Days in Dublin website - http://www.10daysindublin.com/programme/baring-our-ashes/ There's a load of other fantastic spoken word events taking place in the festival including Bare Hands Anthology poet Philip Lynch reading at the Winding Stair on the 9th of July and Wordlegs are hosting all sorts of brilliant things on the 6th - do check them out! Best wishes and hope to see you there!! Kerrie xx

Sneaky preview and launch details!!

Bare Hands Anthology launches with readings, music and performances! There will be roses and gin. Come come come! CORK Friday 23rd November 8pm Upstairs at The Long Valley Pub GALWAY Saturday 1st December 7pm Galway City Museum Kitchen Cafe DUBLIN Wednesday 19th December 7pm Winding Stair Bookshop And here's a sneaky preview of just how gorgeous it is ;) https://vimeo.com/53289522

The Bare Hands Anthology!

Dear lovely funders, Thank you all SO much again for all your love and support - the anthology is going to print and it is quite simply absolutely GORGEOUS!!! We will be having spectacular launches in Galway, Cork and Dublin - we'll send you all the details and we hope to see some of you there! We will be in touch in the next week to get your lovely addresses so we can send you the stunning anthology along with marvelous gifts, thank you notes and our undying love and gratitude. It's gorgeously exciting ;) So thank you thank you thank you. We really couldn't have done it without you! Love Kerrie & Sarah xx


Dearest wonderful contributors, we just want to extend another big thanks to all of you. Can you believe it? We're almost there! In less than two weeks, with a little luck and a little love, we'll have raised enough money to make a whole book of poems and photography. It'll be full of people's hearts and souls and words and secrets: it'll be a snapshot of the artistic current of this year. We are so excited, and can't believe you've all brought us this far. Without you, submitters, poets, readers, contributers, photographers - we'd just be two mad locked Irish writers with an unattainable dream. SO. In honor of your awesomeness, we have decided to throw you a party. Isn't that what people do for people they love? Of course it is. We're going to host a night of spoken word and tunes in Roasted Brown Cafe in Filmbase on Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin on Saturday 25th of August at 8pm and you should all come and party down with us. It's going to be filmed so we'll make you all famous too ;) Entrance is free and if you fund the journal on the night we will give you the VERY ROMANTIC LITTLE GIFT of a red rose and a handwritten poem and a Bare Hands IOU. An IOU for what? An IOU for a gorgeous copy of the forthcoming Little Anthology That Could. If you have already donated you get these gifts on the night too and we'd love you to come and celebrate with us! Editor Kerrie O'Brien will be hosting the evening, and Sub-Editor Sarah Griffin will be appearing from far, far beyond the water from her flat in San Francisco via Skype. We have a really exciting bill of performers lined up: it's going to be the party you guys deserve xx Check out the event on facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/events/488224757871937/

Almost half way there!!

Hello funders!! Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has funded Bare Hands so far - we're almost half way there and there's still nearly a month to go - we are SO grateful to all of you. It's going to be a GORGEOUS journal. The submissions we've been getting are SHOCKINGLY beautiful so we can't wait to decide on the final ones. We'll be offering some little some amazing giveaways on our Facebook at the moment to spread the word about the campaign so please do add us and tell everyone you've ever met in your lives about Bare Hands! There will also be a little Bare Hands event in Dublin very very soon - we'll keep you posted! Thank you all so much again - it's really incredible to get so much support for creativity, we love you all dearly :) Kerrie & Sarah xx

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There are 113 public funders of this project

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