Mackenzie Carignan

Mackenzie Carignan's Fundraiser

My poems can make a difference! image

My poems can make a difference!

Help me meet my goal! Please give today.


$730 towards $500

I'm taking on a challenge to write every day of April, which also happens to be National Poetry Month! This challenge serves to raise funds for Tupelo Press and the work they do for the literary community.

I participated in this challenge once before in March of 2015, and the project resulted in the writing of several poems that later became a chapbook, "someone somewhere is running," published by Dancing Girl Press in 2016 (

I've recently resigned from my corporate role in learning strategy to focus more on my creative endeavors and writing projects, so this challenge really comes at exactly the right time for me. I look forward to experimenting with form, language, erasure, and hopefully much more.

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. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 200 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 donated inspires me to write more, and it helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!

(photo credit Cristen Logan)