Sharanya Sharma

Sharanya Sharma's Fundraiser

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Write poems with me!

support me and an amazing press all at once!


$185 towards $350

Listen. 20-ish years of writing poetry and the blank page is still the hardest thing I've dealt with as a writer. That cursor blinking at you like a loud heartbeat. There are so many reasons not to start a poem, you know?

But this January, I am pushing myself to get over that blank page hump. How? by writing 30 poems in 30 days! Each day I'm going to write a poem -- and you can help!

Here are a few reasons to contribute to this project:

1) You know the terror of a blank page. Your support helps motivate me to keep writing and pushing poems out into the world. Don't let's let the blank page win!

2) You, like me, are an adorer of books. And as a devotee of books, you know how important small, independent presses can be. 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.

3) You love me a lot, and would do anything to support me -- just 'cause.

If any of the above sound like you, contribute today! And as a thank you, I'll do the following:

$1 -- incorporate a word of your choosing in one of the poems I write this month

$5 -- incorporate a word, phrase, or line from you in a poem a write this month

$10 -- give you a behind-the-scenes look at how I drafted one of the poems I write this month

Let's go!!