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Fishplate refers to the metal plate that holds railroad ties together and the bracket that holds up the mast of a tall ship. Fishplate Poetry is about support for poets and writers. It is also about doing good.

Fishplate Poetry is a social purpose organization with the mission to provide workshops and retreats for writers while raising money for humanitarian work. As writers, we write the world. Fishplate seeks to help writers and help serve the world. Fishplate currently is partnering with SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) with monies going to direct medical help in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.

Fishplate Poetry is founded by poet Michele Bombardier. More about Michele here.