Vincent Basso

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My poems can make a difference!

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Vincent Michael Basso grew up in Beacon, New York and has made the State of New Mexico his home since 2002. He received my PhD in American Literary Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2019 and a MFA from the University of Southern Maine in 2010. Vincent’s poetry has appeared in Southwest American Literature, Zombie Logic Review, Future Earth Magazine, New Guard, and other journals. He has taught in higher education since 2011 and currently teaches English at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM. Vincent is also a community behavioral health professional and has worked in that field since 2000.

Vincent loves teaching and supporting his students to develop as writers and critical thinkers. Whenever possible, he also apply narrative strategies and writing activities in mental health work. Finding ways to talk about our experiences and impressions, especially when those events are difficult to communicate or traumatic in nature, is critically important to our health and wellbeing. Without creative release and opportunities to imagine ourselves and our world in life affirming ways, we lack the ability to reconcile experience and find meaning in our lives. Poetry and creative writing provide me that release through freedom of expression and it’s that sense of possibility that Vincent tries to convey to his students and clientele.

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!