Jane Elias

Jane Elias's Fundraiser

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30 Poems. 30 Days.

By supporting me you help support poetry, Tupelo Press, and independent literary publishing


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Dear Friends,

This June, I'm joining a cohort of poets to participate in the 30/30 Project, a challenge and fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press, in which each of us will write a poem a day for 30 days, to be posted daily on the 30/30 Project page of Tupelo's website (www.tupelopress.org).

Tupelo's campaign to raise funds for new books of poetry will bring voices that otherwise would never be read into the world. Sponsors of 30/30 poets make it possible for Tupelo Press to continue to expand the diversity of the literary canon, provide exposure for participating poets, and increase their confidence and visibility.

By donating, you will be supporting me and all the 30/30 poets as we develop a body of work and build our readership base during the month of June, all while supporting independent publishing.

Why support independent literary publishing?

  • Independent literary publishers are mission-driven—they focus on publishing literature.
  • Independent literary publishers provide access to the voices of entire communities.
  • Independent literary publishers produce over 98% of poetry being published each year, and the majority of literature in translation and works of fiction by emerging writers.

Nonprofit literary publishers like Tupelo Press require support to fulfill their missions to bring exceptional literature into the hands of caring readers. Please help me to help this distinguished press continue to produce beautiful books!

Thank you for reading, and please visit the website throughout the month of June to read new poems each day!



About Jane:

Jane Elias is an actor, writer, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Recent theater includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and As You Like It at the Theater at Woodshill in upstate New York, the world premiere of the late Mark Medoff’s Time and Chance at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, NM, and the NYC premiere of Arlene Hutton’s Letters to Sala. Jane’s solo play Do This One Thing for Me premiered in the Estrogenius Festival and later ran in NYC at Access Theater, the TBG Theater, the Secret Theatre, and the NY International Fringe Festival. Her play Baby Steps was a finalist for the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting and the Heideman Award; and her play Girl Is Mine was a semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition and a nominee for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her short film Placeholders, which she wrote and co-directed, had its NYC premiere at Cinema Village as part of the New York Short Film Festival. Jane’s poetry and fiction have appeared in literary magazines including Washington Square, The Southampton Review, translitmag, and podium. In spring 2020 she created #SonnetCoronaProject, a sequence in which she wrote a sonnet a day for 328 days during the COVID-19 pandemic, each work interpreted and performed by a different actor. She holds a BA in English from Duke University and an MFA in poetry from NYU. jane-elias.com