Publication of the book of poetry TO LIVE TOMORROW

The aim of this project is to raise finance needed for publication of my poetry collection named TO LIVE TOMORROW. This effort rises from a desire to create a new source of help for my seriously ill son Martin and for other children with similar problems.

Author: Štefan Kupec

  • Poetry collections in Slovak language

  • Martin

  • Illustration from the poetry collection

  • The postcards - one of the rewards

  • A T-shirt and a mug - the rewards

  • A shopping bag and a notebook - the rewards

  • Photo pictures - versions A and B

  • Photo pictures - versions C and D

  • The poetry collection "To live tomorrow"

  • One of the rewards

  • One of the rewards

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How did it start?

I have always had an opinion that capturing memories in any way, including poems, belongs to a set of ways, how to unlock the gates of the past, how to detect things, which have been covered by sandy mounds of time. However, it is not that long, since mysterious mechanism of life has extended my horizons, and I have found out that memories can be also entrance doors leading to a chamber of present events, so they can prepare us for the following days. Similarly, the majority of poems included in the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow which is waiting for its birth, was created in a period of my life, when I couldn’t have had a clue that one day those texts written by life will be current again, and that they will affect my life in a different way.

What are the aims of this project?

One of my poems carries the following idea: “…our life is the bird’s flight…”  The flight is often dramatic, other times it’s illuminated by bright sun rays, but I am very thankful that I don’t have to fly through my life alone and I have a small flock of my closest – my family.

However, there is no greater pain for a parent than seeing his suffering child, whom he unfortunately cannot help in the way he would like to. This project originated from a desire to help and please my son Martin at least a little bit.  Martin suffers from a very rare genetic disease – Henner Louis-Bar syndrome (Ataxia telangiectasia).

You can contribute to birth of this book by supporting this project. However, it is not only about Martin. I truly believe that precious verses which you can find in the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow after its publication, will provide you with so much pleasure and encouragement, just like they provided me during the writing and later re-reading. Those verses also represent my biggest thank for your willingness and help.

The book has been named after Martin’s great desire to live… TO LIVE TOMORROW. This longing, together with Martin’s heroic will to fight against severe illness, gives us hope. 

This work will also be a new opportunity, through which other plans can be implemented. Those plans are necessary for improvement or stabilization of Martin’s health, enhancement of his life quality and fulfilment of his dreams.

Martin´s desire

One of Martin’s dreams and desires is to distribute help through the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow to similarly suffering children all over the world.

That’s why part of this project is publication of the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow in English language. Thanks to creation of English version, we will be able to send this poetry book to the world and provide help, pleasure and joy in other countries, as well.

You can help in this way by directly supporting this project and choosing from a project’s set of corresponding rewards.

Details of the work

The poetry collection To Live Tomorrow consists of four parts (Butterfly’s flight, To see Heaven, Lift your tears up, Coming back from being far away), in which a reader can find exactly 29 interesting, easily readable, understandable poetic forms on 90 pages. Tender colourful original illustrations made by excellent artists are added to the poetic texts.

Poems’ themes: will to fight against the hardships of life; seeking for help, ways and recourse; passing time; hope; loneliness; progress; polemic about life…

Award

On the 27th of May 2018, in Chateau Appony in Oponice, there was the 12th year of musical-literary event called Words and tones, dedicated to 10th anniversary of non-profit organisation Čakanka.

During this event, awards were given to the authors winning Literature prize by Čakanka. In the 8th year of competition of original production for Literature prize Čakanka, I was given an Administrative council of Čakanka Award for my poetry collection To Live Tomorrow.

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  • 2 The feeling of unceasing joy, rising from the fact that you’ve helped the whole world.

    "By helping one person, you help the whole world…”

     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 3
  • 2 Carte postale illustrée

    Delight yourself, your family or friends by a set of colourful postcards (2 pieces) with poetic texts and illustrations right from the poetry book To Live Tomorrow!

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 6
  • 1 Let’s go shopping!

    Let’s go shopping with a nice, white, stylish shopping bag made of non-woven textile!
    The bag is decorated with a beautiful colourful print.

    Size: 33 x 41.5 cm
    Maximal carrying capacity: 3 kg

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 10
  • 1 Note...

    Beautiful print is also present on a practical notebook with seventy pages and spiral binding.
    This reward does not include only a notebook, but also an eco-friendly ballpoint pen made of recycled paper and decorated by a unique print.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 12
  • 1 I will pick up the book in person!

    A contribution of 14.00 € will make you an owner of one poetry book in English language signed by the author. You can pick up the book in person in the city of Nitra or in the town Levice.
     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 14
  • 0 Your new mug

    Imagine that barely a week passes after a successful ending of this project you care about, and you will drink your morning coffee from a white ceramic mug with a beautiful print identical with the book’s cover.
    The volume of your new mug is 350 ml.  

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 17
  • 3 The book will ring my doorbell!

    Have a book in English language signed by the author preferentially delivered directly to your address! 


    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 18
  • 1 There is something new in the wardrobe…

    One original white T-shirt with print can be reward for your support, as well. (The motive of the print will be in accordance with the illustration on the cover of the book waiting for the publication).

    Please, don’t forget to write which size you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M, L.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 20
  • 0 One book is not enough for me!

    That’s not even a surprise for me because the book is really beautiful. You will be surely pleased by the offer of sending you two books of poetry "To Live Tomorrow" directly to your address. Both books will be signed by the author, of course.
     
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.

     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 30
  • 0 I can get one book for a half-price!

    This favourable offer includes a set of postcards with poetic texts and illustrations from the book To Live Tomorrow, three copies of the poetry collection signed by the author and one copy of the book for a half-price!

     
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 58
  • 0 Neither a photo, nor a picture

    Beautiful illustrations do not have to be only in the poetry book. They can turn into beautiful photo pictures on canvas and decorate the walls of your living room. They also represent a great gift that cannot disappoint anyone.

    Dimensions of the picture: 40 x 30 cm
    Orientation of the picture: width

    Choose from four available versions ( A, B, C or D) which you can find i n the project’s photo gallery.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 66
  • 0 Surprise me!

    I will put together a package of rewards for you. Of course, it will have a corresponding value and it will be full of surprises!

    You can be sure though, that there will be at least one poetry book To Live Tomorrow in your package.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.

     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 77
  • 0 A bag full of rewards!

    In your bag of rewards, you will find the following:

    - 3 x poetry collection in English language
    - a set of postcards with poems and illustrations from the poetry collection (2 pieces)
    - a practical notebook and a ballpoint pen (1 piece)
    - a ceramic mug with a print (1 piece)
    - a T-shirt with a print (1 piece)
    - a beautiful photo picture (dimensions 40x30cm)

    Please, don’t forget to write which version of the photo picture you want (A, B, C or D) and what size of the T-shirt you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M, L.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 160
  • 0 I want to please children abroad with a book

    By buying this reward, you help to implement the honourable purpose of the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow.

    Thanks to you, 10 copies of the poetry collection will be sent to one of the charity foundations listed below:

    - A-T Society, Harpenden, the UK
    - St. Jude Children´ s Research Hospital, Memphis (Tennessee), the USA
    - Ataxia UK, London, the UK
    - Children´s Project, Coconut Creek (Florida), the USA


    If you want to, you can also write short messages or greeting to little patients.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 200
  • 0 Special reward for men!

    This interesting offer includes an elegant tie and high-quality cuff buttons with a print identical with the book’s cover. (You can find the photo in the project’s photo gallery).

    Cuff buttons have a diameter of 18mm and a rotating joint used for secure. They come in a stylish gift box.
    Tie in a classical style (90 mm) is made of smooth satin with a slight gloss.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 210
  • 0 Special reward for women!

    The reward for your support is a beautiful luxurious handbag with a print identical with the book’s cover (from both sides). You can choose from 2 versions: light blue and pale pink (y ou can find a photo in the project’s photo gallery).
    The handbag is made of proper Italian leather, it has 2 inside pockets and the inside lining is made of suede.

    Dimensions of the handbag: 39 (l) x 28 (h) x 9 cm

    Please, don’t forget to write which colour version you want.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 270
  • 0 Reklama v knihe A6

    V novej knihe (v slovenskej verzii) sa objaví aj priestor pre farebnú reklamu Vašej spoločnosti/firmy. Reklama bude umiestnená na konci knihy a bude mať formát A6 ( 148x105 mm).

    Súčasťou odmeny je aj jeden exemplár básnicej zbierky Žiť zajtra!

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 350
  • 0 Reklama v knihe A5

    V novej knihe (v slovenskej verzii) sa objaví aj priestor pre farebnú reklamu Vašej spoločnosti/firmy. Reklama bude umiestnená na konci knihy a bude mať formát A5 ( 148x210 mm).

    Súčasťou odmeny je aj jeden exemplár básnickej zbierky Žiť zajtra!

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 700
  • 3 from 3 Let everyone be happy

    Thank you for your huge help! Thanks to you, 10 copies of the poetry collection will be sent to every charity foundation listed below:

    - A-T Society, Harpenden, the UK
    - St. Jude Children´ s Research Hospital, Memphis (Tennessee), the USA
    - Ataxia UK, London, the UK
    - Children´s Project, Coconut Creek (Florida), the USA


    Besides that, you get a complex package of rewards:
    - a bag with a print
    - 4 x poetry collection
    - a set of postcards with poems and illustrations from the poetry book (2 pieces)
    - a practical notebook and a ballpoint pen (1 piece)
    - a ceramic mug with a print (1 piece)
    - a T-shirt with a print (1 piece)
    - a beautiful photo picture on canvas with dimensions 40 x 30 cm (2 pieces)

    Please, don’t forget to write which versions of the photo pictures you want (A, B, C or D) and which size of the T-shirt you want (S, M, L).

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.

     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 1,000