Mary Hill

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I'll Be Your Poet-for-Hire

Give me 5 words and $20 and I'll write a poem just for you


$73 towards $350

In celebration of my friend Nick Regiacorte's new book, AMERICAN MASSIF, just published by Tupelo Press (insert applause!), I'm writing a poem-a-day for May through Tupelo's 30/30 challenge. That's a lot of poems, so I might as well write one of them for you!

Here's how it works:

1. Make a donation of $20 or more to Tupelo Press.

2. In your comment, give me EITHER 5 random words OR a title OR a poetic form (nothing huge like a sonnet crown) OR a theme OR some other set of instructions (within reason), and I'll take it from there!

Please note that I retain copyright to the poem and reserve the right to publish it elsewhere, given the chance. That said, it may remain yours in your heart of hearts. So, shared custody.

Tupelo Press does good stuff ("publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise"), and 30/30 poems have been taken by over 200 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks. Plus, your support gives me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month.

Every dollar gives me confidence to write more, and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help Tupelo. Give today!