Chastity Gunn

Chastity Gunn's Fundraiser

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My poems can make a difference!

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Chasity Gunn is a 2021 Academy of American Poet Laureate Fellows and a 2022 Wild Seeds Fellow. She served as the inaugural Poet Laureate for the city of Elgin from 2019-2021. Currently, she is a Poet-in-Residence with the Chicago Poetry Center. Gunn is an alumna of Voices of Our Nations Art Foundation and the Anaphora Arts Writing Residency. She is the author of How to Create World. Her work has been published in Bitterzoet Magazine, BRAVO and Electric Moon. Her spoken word has been featured in the Bedlam Theatre’s 10X10 Fest and the Elgin Fringe Festival. She is an English professor at Elgin Community College.

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!