Dear Friends……. As a literary gypsy I have relished interacting with lovers of words in many different ways! Being Poet-in-Residence at Montpelier Cultural arts Center in Laurel, MD; teaching at universities in the United States, Sweden and Norway; teaching creative writing and autobiography writing to adults and children; directing plays while I was at the United States Naval Academy, collaborating with an artist friend on a book of prints and poems about Alaska’s Inside Passage; and creating and facilitating Baltimore area reading and discussion series in Literature and Medicine and for veterans in conjunction with Maryland Humanities.
During the last year I took two Tupelo Press seminars that fed my creative energy and connected me to a community of writers and editors dedicated to making the world a better place through the power of language. The pandemic has been especially hard on small arts and humanitarian groups and when Tupelo announced their 30/30 Project I wanted to be on board. 30/30 is simple….I write a poem a day for 30 days and they post it. In return I ask my friends and supporters to pledge a donation OF ANY AMOUNT to the press to help continue their work. Win/Win for us….I get to share my work on line every day for a month and they garner some new support! If you decide to donate I will gladly share the story of how one poem came into being. It is sometimes amazing where and when the creative spark lights up!! You can contact me at email@example.com get you poem’s back story any time during the month. I am excited about a month of poems and the chance to share them with you and to support Tupelo’s mission for sending beautifully inspiring books into a world that needs healing on so many levels right now.
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I wanted to do something good and make the world a better place. When I found out that Tupelo Press gives me a public drawing board for my poetry as a cool fundraiser,
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That's why I created a fundraiser to support Tupelo Press. Their campaign to raise funds for new books of poetry will bring voices which otherwise would never be read into the world —and you can be a part of it.