Diane McManus

Diane McManus's Fundraiser

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My poems can make a difference!

Help me meet my goal, please give today.


$25 towards $350

I participate in endurance events, including marathon runs and swims, a doctorate in English from Temple University, and continuing to explore my possibilities as a poet. My poems have appeared in Philadelphia Poets, Listening Eye, Poetry Ink, and Hope 2022, among others. Recent swims include a ten-mile swim in the Tennessee River, as well as short events in an ice swim, meet in Vermont. Water protects from phone calls, emails, neighbors' car alarms, and an addiction to Facebook and Wordle. The 30/30 challenge is land-based, but I draw much inspiration from rivers, lakes, and oceans.

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.

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!