Lorraine Claggett
Lorraine Claggett's Fundraiser

Creative writing makes the world a better place.

Support my humble efforts, and support this independent press.

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For the last ninety years I have lived simply in Maryland on the shores of a tributary of the
Chesapeake Bay raising a family, tending to house and garden and events of a small town life.
My youngest daughter, being a creature of the arts accomplished in music in
many forms, dance, painting and other visual arts, and sensing I might want it, asked if we could
write poetry together. She proposed a project of writing a poem of six lines only so that the
foreboding of failing would not stump the creative juices. We did that, but have stopped for a year or so. Now, we are proposing to do it again, as a kind of call and response, thinking this Tupelo project will supply a structure to keep us motivated and a venue via which to share with the world. Thank you Tupelo.

Your support gives me inspiration as I write for thirty days this month.

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. Supporting my poetry benefits this distinguished press. Give today!