Monday, July 1, 2013

Tupelo Press Fundraiser: A Poem A Day In July

Today is the first day of July, which means I will be writing a poem every day this month as a volunteer poet to raise money for Tupelo Press. This is a wonderful cause and I'm so proud to be a part of these fundraising efforts!

How it works: I write a poem every day, and if you like what I write, and want to sponsor me then you can make a donation to the press. If you donate then you are supporting a great literary press and on a larger scale: the poetry community will be strengthened by this! I am in the company of 8 other talented poets who will be writing poems daily with me. We will be working hard every day to create the poems, and this is a pretty intense endeavor-- both physically and emotionally exhausting!

Poems will be posted every day here: Tupelo Press 30/30 Project. If you like a poem I write I hope it will urge you to "sponsor me". Put my name in the "honor" box and give whatever your pretty little heart desires. 100% of the money goes to support the press, I receive nothing (except the happiness that you have read & enjoyed my poem!).

As a thank-you to my sponsors I am offering the following gifts: 

$1+ --- If you donate any amount, even a dollar, I will snail mail you a postcard with a compliment about how wonderful you are.

$25+ --- If you donate $25 or more I will send you a hand-crafted chapbook that will be created from the poems from July & you will get a postcard-compliment-thank-you.

$99+ --- If you donate $99 plus the press will give you a subscription where you will receive 9 books of poetry & I will send you a hand-crafted chapbook & a postcard.

I can't wait to see what loveliness this month brings...