Jess Tower

Jess Tower's Fundraiser

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Support LGBTQ+ Poets Like Me

Help me meet my goal & be sure to read my 30 poems!


$50 towards $350

Jess Tower is a poet & disabled educator based in Salem, MA. They identify as bisexual & non-binary/gender fluid (she and they pronouns). Jess holds an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University. Jess has been published in Soundings East, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, District Lit, & Juked, among others.


I'm working with Tupelo Press in September 2022 to write 30 poems in 30 days along with 10 other volunteer poets! This is a great way to fundraise for a distinguished press while also getting my poetry out there.

As a graduate of Lesley University's MFA program, I'd really love to continue to publish; however, after taking a long break from publishing my poems to improve my voice and style I've found it a little more difficult to do so. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 200 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, so I see this month as a way back into the poetry world, while also helping a press that makes it a point to publish under-heard voices- women, LGBTQ+ folks, BIPOC poets, and poets of many nationalities. Poets like me are published by Tupelo Press.

If you donate any amount, I'd be happy to write you a poem on any topic that you pick during my month of writing 30 poems! I will reach out to each person who donates in order to see if they'd like me to write them a poem.

Thanks so much for your support!