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Poet Bio: Nina Clements earned an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has published with Anderbo.com and has work forthcoming in Squalorly. She currently works as a librarian in Southern California, and writes tiny poems in her tiny studio (and sometimes in her not-so-tiny library). She is preoccupied currently with the messages we send ourselves and others and has been making found poems based on text messages. Right now, you can find her text message poems at Ihavenowitsaboutme.tumblr.com.
Author Statement: This project will help me to take a deeper dive into the text message poems I have been writing and explore the ways in which this mode of communication fractures our humanity and alienates us from true connection. I like to think that I'm subverting that alienation by creating poems to serve as points of connection with readers, to remind us that we are human and whole. I seek moral support while working on this project--reach out to me, inspire a poem, donate or subscribe to Tupelo Press so that others can have this opportunity for daily writing practice. My theme is Thirty Days/Thirty Ways to Say Good-bye, and I hope to turn these poems into a chapbook or full-length manuscript--a first for me.
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