Jeff Newberry

Jeff Newberry's Fundraiser

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My poems can make a difference!

Help support independent literary voices


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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 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.

For me, poetry is a way of making sense of the world. Today, things seem chaotic. The time, as the Danish Prince once said, is out of joint. The making of a poem--the making of any art--is an attempt to reestablish that order (or revel in the chaos). Writing has saved my life time and again. Publishers like Tupelo Press guarantee that poets can continue to make something happen, even if that "something" is a voice, insistent in your ear, that you're not alone.

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!