POET CRAFTS CUSTOM LOVE POEMS TO PAY FOR TUITION

When car trouble put Saskatchewan poet Tenille Campbell behind on her tuition fees, she thought of a unique way come up with the money.

Tenille Campbell put out a call to sell personalized poems so she could pay tuition for the upcoming semester. She says the response surprised her. (Submitted by Dani Van Steelandt)

When car trouble put Saskatchewan poet Tenille Campbell behind on her tuition fees, she thought of a unique way come up with the money.

“I wanted to fundraise but I wanted to be able to give back in a good way as well,” she said.

Campbell put out a call on Instagram: for $100 a pop, she would craft a custom love poem. The price also included a copy of her book Indian Love Poems and some custom stickers.

Within four hours, her tuition was paid and people from all over the country had contacted her.

“There’s a real community stepping up and supporting me and each other,” she told CBC’s The Morning Edition. “It was really beautiful.”

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