As you may have heard, poet Will Alexander is quite ill with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. He's spent his life largely off the poetry grid, taking on odd jobs, and has no financial support or, needless to say, health insurance.
The San Francisco organization Poets in Need is coordinating efforts to raise money for him (and other writers in trouble). You can make a (tax-deductible) contribution to them and send it to:
Poets in Need
PO Box 5411
Berkeley CA 94705
For those around New York, there will be a benefit reading for Will at the Bowery Poetry Club, Thursday November 1, 6-8 pm.