Shawna Ervin

Shawna Ervin's Fundraiser

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My poems can make a difference!

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Hello! Thank you for visiting my page. I am honored to have been chosen by Tupelo Press to write 30 poems in 30 days. This poetry marathon will raise money so Tupelo Press can publish books by new and emerging writers, including teens, and bring new voices into the literary conversation.

As a result of my experiences around various languages and cultures, I am passionate about providing spaces on the literary landscape for voices that have previously been left out. I have long admired Tupelo Press for its mission to publish exquisite and diverse voices.

If you donate $25 or more and give me five words, I'll write a poem.

Shawna Ervin has an MFA from Rainier Writers Workshop through Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state. She studied nonfiction and poetry and was a recipient of the Carol Houck and Linda Bierds scholarship. She attended the Middlebury Bread Loaf Nonfiction Workshop series in 2021 and received a fellowship from the Sustainable Arts Foundation to attend the Mineral School residency. She teaches English to high schoolers through Arapahoe Community College, serves as a guest artist and mentor to struggling youth through Art from Ashes, and is a poetry reader for Adroit Journal.

Shawna is a Pushcart nominee and an active member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. Recent publications include poetry in Tampa Review, Cagibi, Euphony Journal, Evening Street Review, Synkroniciti, Hiram Poetry Review, Rappahannock Review, Raw Art Review; and prose in Apalachee Review, The Delmarva Review, The Maine Review, Sonora Review, Summerset Review, Superstition Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook Mother Lines was published by Finishing Line Press in 2020.

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 this distinguished press. Give today!