Brice Maiurro
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Brice Maiurro is a poet from Denver, Colorado, and the founding editor of South Broadway Press. He is the author of two books of poetry, Hero Victim Villain and Stupid Flowers. His poetry has appeared in The Denver Post, Boulder Weekly, Suspect Press, Poets Reading the News, and more. Brice is a co-founder of Punketry and the Mutiny Poetry Series. In 2019, Westword Magazine recognized him as a Colorado Creative for his contributions to the Colorado arts community. You can find more about him at maiurro.co. Artist Statement:

I am driven in my poetry by the idea of writing a poem that someone who doesn’t like poetry would like. I believe poetry should always be accessible. Audre Lorde is quoted often for a reason when she said “Poetry is not a luxury.” I believe poetry is an important part of social movements, as a space of transgression where we can find commonalities to ignite social action. I also believe in that social action, which is why I continue to publish books of local authors and host events to support traveling artists and our local community. I believe men are relearning how to be soft, and I want to be a part of men engaging with vulnerability as an identity of bravery, as something they can pass down to generations to come after them. I believe it is the work of straight white men to have the hardest conversations of racism, sexism, and homophobia with other straight white men. Poetry and community are two spaces to bridge those conversations. I also believe in goofiness as a virtue. That poetry should be funny sometimes, and that is very serious business

Writing thirty poems in thirty days is a big challenge. It's an ask to commit hours a day to making time to sit in one place and work hard to figure out what I have to say today.

I write all the time, but through the 30/30 program, I have the opportunity to write in support of an awesome press that does tireless work to support authors and to support my greatest passion, poetry.

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!