Burky Achilles

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My poems can make a difference!

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Poet Bio: Burky Achilles began a spontaneous eruption of poetry in January of 2014 after a twelve-year writing hiatus. Her poetry was selected as the 2015 first-place winner in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards. Her poetry and prose appear in: Fifty Over Fifty, an anthology by Rosemont College, VoiceCatcher: A Journal of Women's Voices & Visions, The Poeming Pidgeon and others. Burky was raised on Kauai, Hawaii and received her Master of Arts in Writing from Portland State University in 2002.

Author Statement: Some of you have experienced my prose through thethaidiaries. Here's an opportunity to experience my voice in a new way—through poetry. I've morphed into a full-time poet for the month of December and am asking for your support. Tupelo Press is a non-profit, independent press providing parchment for emerging voices, culturally specific communities, and literary art forms not fostered by mainstream publishers.

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 other 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 90 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!