"Your poetry rocks!"
I began writing in a life-saving poetry workshop over 20 years ago taken at my then-local community college. I knew, from that point, I needed to write in order to understand and transform my experiences. I also knew I needed to pay back that debt. I now teach creative writing, argument, and literature courses at American River College, one of the colleges that serves my community.
In my poems, I focus on themes of parenting/fathering, the small and local effects of global climate change, anxiety, and the slivers of hope that can embed into our experiences.
My personal goal in the 30/30 Project is to challenge myself to write in the moment and remove my own built up need to revise, revise, revise.
Your support gives me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month.
Tupelo Press has provided the canvas; I will bring my writing, accompanied by a cohort of fine poets, posting thirty poems in thirty days. The poems remain ours, to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 200 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks. This all helps Tupelo Press to continue to publish exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise. We create, and they help spread writers' creations.
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 if you can!