Michelle Acker
Michelle Acker's Fundraiser

My poems can make a difference!

Help me meet my goal, please give today.

$200 towards $350

Hi there! I'm a Florida-based poet with an MFA from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Spilled Milk, Saw Palm, Flock, 2River View, Gesture, Poetry is Dead, Cargoes, Permafrost, The Florida Review, Scoundrel Time, Carilion Clinic Poems in the Waiting Room, and Papers & Publications, and in the anthology Rewilding: Poems for the Environment (Flexible Press, July 2020). My poetry was also recently on public display in downtown Tallahassee, through a public art initiative of the Council on Culture and Arts.

Your support will give me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month. I feel that Tupelo Press has published some of the finest poets being published. I have especially admired the work of poets like Maggie Smith and Ilya Kaminsky who is being honored this year with the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

For the 30/30 project, Tupelo Press provides the canvas, I bring my words, accompanied by other fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 90 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, all so Tupelo Press can keep publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.

Every dollar gives me confidence to write more, and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!