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In 2007, Amanda Knox was accused of killing her housemate. Now she's crowdfunding her wedding.

Fancy sitting down with a cup of tea, popping your feet up and opening a book of poetry by exchange-student-turned-accused-murderer-turned-journalist Amanda Knox?

It’s a very specific want, but no judgement. Plus if that does sound like a bit of you, that very scenario could be in your future… If you’re willing to help with crowdfunding her wedding.

Watch the Netflix trailer for ‘Amanda Knox’, their documentary on her trial and acquittal. Post continues below video.

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Knox and her author/poet fiancé Christopher Robinson are getting married and are asking for donations of up to US$10,000 a pop to pay for very important items including:

  • A time capsule
  • Space-themed decor (no Italian Renaissance art in sight)
  • Gourmet food “from across the time-continuum, from medieval meat pies, to mashed martian plantains”
  • Handmade outfits
  • “Crazy centerpieces that will warp your concept of time” because flowers are overrated
  • A photographer to capture the “vikings drinking pan-galactic gargle blasters, mutants schmoozing with Grecian queens and cyborgs”

“Let’s face it, we don’t need any more stuff. What we do need is help putting on the best party ever for our family and friends!” Knox, 32, wrote on her wedding website.

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Knox and Robinson became engaged in November 2018, but their wedding budget was derailed by a very important healing opportunity for Knox, who spent four years in jail after being wrongly convicted (twice) of murdering her roommate and fellow exchange student Meredith Kercher in their Perugia home in Italy.

“We weren’t expecting to be planning a wedding and Amanda’s first ever return trip to Italy at the same time. But when the Italy Innocence Project invited Amanda to speak at their inaugural wrongful convictions event, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” Knox and Robinson shared.

“With scant time to plan, and no financial backing, we had to spend our wedding funds on this challenging and important journey. It was well worth it. Amanda reached some hearts, and healed a bit of her own.”

To fund their big day, the couple are asking for donations instead of creating a traditional gift registry. This is where that aforementioned poetry comes in:

“Everyone who donates will receive a signed, limited edition copy of The Cardio Tesseract, our joint book of love poems, forthcoming from Alephactory Press.”

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Knox and Robinson. Image: Instagram.

Poems are not all that's on offer, though.

For US$500, "when Madonna’s ‘Lucky Star’ comes on, we’ll shout you out on the dance floor" during the wedding, they say, as a thank you for allowing them to add "extra sparkle to every little corner" of their wedding.

If the Queen of Pop isn't your thing, you can double that donation and get a shout-out during the Beastie Boys' hit 'Intergalactic'.

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If you've got a heap of disposable income or are willing to live on toast for a few months, donations of $2000 to $10,000 will come with the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you're funding a time capsule. And also a "special video from the future, reading you an excerpt from the Encyclopedia Galactica," whatever that means.

If you're really only in it for the poetry (again, no judgement), we've found this preview:

"These poems mark both the significant moments in a relationship (first sight, first coitus, anniversary) with sensual lines like 'She pours down, / a smooth descent, / like dust in light,' but they also dwell in the mundane pleasures of union: 'Into the pot goes carrot, onion, rice'."

It's been almost 12 years since Amanda Knox returned to her home in Perugia, Italy to find the front door open and drops of blood in the bathroom.

What followed was a nightmare seven years: She and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were charged with the murder of Knox's roommate Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student. They were acquitted in 2011, then found guilty again in 2014.

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Amanda Knox on trial. Image: Getty.

In 2015 Knox and Sollecito were definitively acquitted by Italy's highest court. The Supreme Court ruled that Knox and Sollecito were innocent of involvement in the murder, and the investigation had been full of "glaring errors" and "sensational failures".

After spending a total of four years in jail, Knox was free to go. She immediately returned to the United States.

Since then, Knox has pursued a career as an author and journalist. And as we've just learned, she's also written a bit of poetry on the side.

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