In September, I am going to be participating in the Tupelo 30/30 Project. I’ll be writing and publishing a new poem every day (!) , which you can read at http://tupelopress.wordpress.com/3030-project/ . The goal of the 30/30 Project for me is to push myself into new territory as a writer while raising some money for Tupelo Press, an outstanding nonprofit publisher of poetry. Independent publishers are responsible for 98% of poetry published in the US today, so their survival is critical to the world of poetry.
Please consider following my progress—and maybe throwing a few bucks towards Tupelo Press. There are three ways to support my fundraising goals, each with a slightly different twist on the process:
- Subscribe to Tupelo Press, and get 9 books for $99. Put my name in the “comments” field so the donation can be credited. http://www.tupelopress.org/books_subsribe.php
- Complete the Tupelo Press Donation Form at https://www.tupelopress.org/donate.php . Scroll to the bottom of the page and put my name in the “honor” field.
- Donate using PayPal at https://www.tupelopress.org/donate/php and put my name in the message field.
The person who donates the highest amount towards my goal will receive a hand-made chapbook of the poems I blog during September! Have I made a hand-made chapbook before? No! Am I crafty? Not really! But that guarantees that it will be entirely unique.
I have joined the Facebook. Find me, friend me, etc. I am new to the Facebook (honestly!) and had pledged to resist. But then I signed onto the 30/30 Project and found that the success of a nonprofit could be impacted by my Luddite stance. My own page will gradually take the place of the wonderful book-specific page that Robert Frolick made for me. I would advise following or liking my page if for no other reason than to watch me get horribly confused about the public/private postings thing and cause problems in my life.