"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. 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 (readers to be announced)."
There's something wrong with the Poets in Need website (poetsinneed.org) right now, so I don't want to link there. (I just see the site file index, you?) But there's more info about the org here.
*Some other postings have clarified that Poets in Need (just like the Red Cross and other such orgs) is unable to earmark donations for specific cases, so there's no guarantee donations made with Will Alexander in mind will be used exclusively to help with his expenses. However, I think it's important to point out that donations there will still help!
UPDATE! Donations and/or other correspondence to Will Alexander can *now* also be sent to:
400 South Lafayette Park Place, #307
Los Angeles, CA 90057
These direct donations will go to assist with medical and other expenses as Will undergoes chemotherapy. (Snipped from Stan Apps, who knows Will, etc.)