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Poet Bio: Gail C. DiMaggio has lived in California, Hawaii, Florida but mostly Connecticut and now Concord NH. She taught high school English passionately for much of a lifetime and watched her husband play jazz in a world where no artist ever gives up a day gig. She refused to become discouraged and now with more time on her hands, she devotes herself to poetry.
Lately, she's been deeply interested in the way painting and poetry talk back and forth to each other. The way a life lived in a particular period can reflect on and challenge the art of that same period. By writing pieces that spring from the personal as well as pieces based on the work of contemporary American artists, she's trying to write from her own experiences without getting trapped in what Katie Ford has called "the cramped room of what happened to me." Her manuscript based on these obsessions is titled North Light and is currently out looking for a home.
Gail's work has appeared most recently in Slipstream, Salamander, Blue Lyra Review, Adanna's Woman and Art Anthology, Antiphon, and Allegro. Your support gives me vital 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. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!