It’s Day 22, and I only have 6 more days to reach my goal for the Tupelo 30/30 Project.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the poems, and I ask you to please consider making even a small donation–$10, $15, $20? You can sponsor either me or another 30/30 Project poet by making a donation to Tupelo Press here. I will send something special to each person who sponsors me—how about a signed broadside of your favorite poem?
Supporting small, independent presses is so important! If you don’t believe me, here’s what the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses has to say:
Placing the cause and calling of literature ahead of the bottom line, independent literary publishers serve as a primary link between writers—particularly those representing emerging voices, culturally specific communities, and literary art forms not fostered by mainstream publishers—and readers.
- Independent literary publishers are mission-driven—they focus on publishing literature.
- Independent literary publishers provide access to the voices of entire communities.
- Independent literary publishers produce over 98% of poetry being published each year, and the majority of literature in translation and works of fiction by emerging writers.
Remember, if you make a donation of $50 or more, Tupelo will send you a copy of the erotic poem anthology Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke. Just make sure to mention my name in the donation form, and put in the comment box that you’d like a copy of MMS.
Thank you for supporting poetry and independent voices!