Robert Okaji

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Poet Bio: Robert Okaji lives in Texas with his wife, two dogs and some books. He is the author of the chapbook If Your Matter Could Reform (Dink Press), a micro-chapbook, You Break What Falls (Origami Poems Project), and The Circumference of Other, a chapbook-length piece included in Ides: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks (Silver Birch Press). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Eclectica, Glass, Panoplyzine, Hermeneutic Chaos, Clade Song, riverSedge, High Window, Kindle Magazine, The Lake, Steel Toe Review, Boston Review and elsewhere. Visit his blog, O at the Edges, at

Author Statement: During my last go-round in this frenzied marathon, 28 of my poems were sponsored - that is, 28 individuals provided titles, and I wrote the poems. This is why I'm entering the fray again. Those poems would not have been written had these kind folks, most of whom I've never met, not taken the initiative to support poetry and small press publishers. I love the shared energy and enthusiasm. How could I not return?

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!