Raki Kopernik
Raki Kopernik's Fundraiser

"A word after a word after a word is power." Margaret Atwood

Thank you for supporting independent publishing and LGBTQ+ artists!

$575 towards $350

Your support gives me inspiration as I write for thirty days in September!

Incentives to donate:

*For every donation of $15 +, I will donate $5 to Black Visions Collective https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

*Donations of $25 + will also receive a signed copy of my chapbook, The Other Body https://dulcetshop.myshopify.com/products/the-othe...

Tupelo Press, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, provides the canvas, I bring my words, accompanied by other fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, 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 and keep independent publishing alive.

Follow my poems starting September 1st here:


Thank you xo

And here's a picture of me from the 80's


Raki is a queer, Jewish fiction and poetry writer. She is the author of The Things You Left (Unsolicited Press, April 2020), The Memory House (The Muriel Press 2019), a 2020 Minnesota Book Award finalist, and The Other Body chapbook (Dancing Girl Press 2017). Her work has been published in New Flash Fiction Review, Blue Lyra Review, El Balazo, Duende, and others. She has also been nominated and shortlisted for several other awards, including the Thirty West Chapbook Contest, the Black River Chapbook Contest, the Glimmer Train Short Story Award, and the Pushcart Prize for fiction. She is a fiction editor at Mayday Magazine and lives in Minneapolis. You can find her here: https://rakikopernik.wixsite.com/mysite And follow on instagram @rakikopernik