Emily Wolahan
Emily Wolahan's Fundraiser

My poems want to be written. They want to be found.

Please help me meet my goal and donate today!

$605 towards $350

Write a poem a day? For a month?
That's a big thing to take on!

Support an independent poetry press?
Always!

Audre Lorde wrote "Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence." As a poet and an editor, I know how important independent presses are to sustaining access to poetry from the incredible number of voices currently writing.

This fundraising project both supports my writing--I'll have written 28 poems by the end of the month! That's a lot--and supports Tupelo Press and the community it serves.

Your support gives me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month. Essentially, I wake up every morning and start the poem. Then life interrupts, I put the poem to the side and and I return to it later. Every night, I finish the poem. (Well, finish this very early version of the poem!)

Tupelo Press provides the canvas; I bring my words, accompanied by a cohort of fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish.

Every dollar gives me the confidence to write more! and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!