’s RAINN Benefit Album & Fundraising Campaign

Featured’s RAINN benefit album & fundraising campaign is entering its last month. In addition to the direct donations has received from our campaign, we’ve received a lot of very touching feedback from survivors regarding our album. This project that so many of us poured our hearts has been exactly what we all hoped it would be – a cathartic gift for survivors of sexual assault and a mind-opening incentive for others to support them. for RAINN has truly made a difference, helping survivors financially and emotionally. And so the project is, in my not so humble opinion, a great success. Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude to everyone involved in the project – artists, musicians, poets, the RAINN foundation and especially the generous donors.

Donate $10 (or more) at’s fundraising page to receive your free digital album of for RAINN. This magnificent 25-mp3 album features: Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, The Dresden Dolls’ frontwoman and Art of Asking author Amanda Palmer, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, My Brightest Diamond, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Meursault, Elysian Fields, Pamela Means, Fisher, Catie Curtis, Anielle Reid, Heidi Saperstein, Hannah Fury and poets Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor, and Clementine von Radics.

Cover Art by Muruch, Image ©Kate Zambrano

The album also includes a beautifully illustrated 40-page PDF liner notes booklet featuring the striking visual art of Sandman illustrator Dave McKean, Kate Zambrano, Mandy Tsung, Amber Ortalano, Mark Demsteader and Anna Dittman.

Great music and art for the greatest cause! You can read more about the songs and poems in the Press Release and’s RAINN fundraising page.

Video courtesy of Button Poetry

Donate $10 (or more) at’s fundraising page to receive your free digital album of for RAINN Presents Allison Crowe Album Release!

Featured Presents: Allison Crowe has been released! The 21-track digital album is available for purchase exclusively on Allison Crowe’s official Bandcamp page, so 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the artist herself.

Curated by, this spectacular, career-spanning collection features Allison Crowe’s most magnificent original songs as well as her mesmeric interpretation of “Hallelujah” and other classic covers. also created the album’s cover art from photographs taken by our Editor in Newgrange, Ireland.

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Current Read: Michelle Penaloza’s landscape/heartbreak (Poetry)

I love the concept behind landscape/heartbreak as much as its gorgeous poetry. The poems were written by Michelle Peñaloza for different people, some total strangers before this project, who took her on walks to various places around Seattle where their hearts had been broken – whether by breakups or death. A strong sense of place and movement keeps the collection from falling into overt grief or sentimentality. The feeling of recovery, or at least epiphany, is infused to even the most traumatic reflection. It’s an extraordinary unique yet utterly relatable collection born of the most human of connections – shared loss and location. You can read my favorite poem from the chapbook, “Remove All the Dads,” in its entirety at TriQuarterly.

“The cherry trees on this street keep dying.”
Boom, boom, boom. He shoots down the row

of this treelined street with fingertip
bullets and bullets of exhausted breath.
-Michelle Peñaloza

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