Bill Luker

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Bill Luker earned a Bachelor of Arts in literature and philosophy from New College of Florida, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Between completing his undergrad and graduate work, he directed a migrant farmworkers’ community service center on Long Island and worked as a field organizer for AFL-CIO unions of service and nursing home workers in Texas. Bill has more than 60 economics and social science publications to his credit, and a co-authorship (with his late father, William Luker) of an introductory statistics textbook, Signal from Noise, Information from Data.

Bill has attended poetry workshops with Sawnie Bravos in Taos, NM, and with the Editorial Staff at Tupelo Press in North Adams, MA. Kristina Marie Darling has consulted with him on a number of his poetic efforts. His first poetry publication is forthcoming in the Fall of 2022 in The Ignatius Literary Magazine at the University of San Francisco. As a senior economics researcher, writer, editor, and quantitative analyst with expertise in economic writing and word-smithing, Bill currently provides these services to private industry and non-profit groups.

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Hello all! So much for the formalities. Here's the ask: Your financial (pecuniary, monetary, cash from your stash!) support will give me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month. Help me to help Tupelo Press, of North Adams, MA, this distinguished independent press, continue its reformationary work in independent publishing of and for new poets and other authors.

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 it 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. Again: Help me to help this distinguished independent press. Give today!