Erin Robertson

Erin Robertson's Fundraiser

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Send me to a Gentle House residency!

It's a poem-a-thon! I write a poem a day in July, you support an indie press, and I earn a residency on the Olympic Peninsula. :)

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$1,105 towards $750

I've been accepted to Tupelo Press's 30/30 Project for July 2024, which will bring my daily poem to a much larger audience throughout the month and help me connect with other amazing poets. Tupelo asks 30/30 poets to invite their supporters to sponsor them the way you might contribute to a walkathon. This helps Tupelo put on their contests, publish emerging voices, run a Teen Writers program, and defy the economics of literary publishing in general.

They've got a great incentive: poets who raise $500 in donations earn a 2-night residency at Gentle House in Port Angeles, Washington. $750 would earn me 5 nights!

You know I'm an ocean person, and it's been a while since my last residency (I think Kazakhstan in 2022 would count, but I was also working hard teaching throughout that). I saw Coach Prime talk at the Conference on World Affairs recently and he said, "Your most valuable coin is time." I so appreciate the gift that quiet time to write on the Olympic Peninsula would be.

Thanks so much for considering donating - anything helps. If it's not within your means, no worries - but maybe you can think of someone else to forward this to, which will also help my audience grow.

And please check back on the 30/30 Project page throughout the month of July to read a new daily poem from the rest of my cohort and me - I think there will be about 8 of us. As part of the Project we'll also have our own Facebook page to communicate with one another and a weekly free craft talk we can attend. I just love everything about this program!

Want to know a little more about me as a writer? Here's a bio:

Erin Robertson teaches outdoor nature writing classes in Boulder County, Colorado (@bocowildwriters). Her poetry has been published in the North American Review, Cold Mountain Review, Poet Lore, Deep Wild, and elsewhere, and has been performed by Ars Nova Singers and The Crossing choirs. Past honors include being a guest artist hosted by the U.S. Consulate in Kazakhstan, Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence at Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, Boulder County Artist in Residence at Caribou Ranch, and awards in the Michael Adams Poetry Prize and Columbine Poets Members' Contest. She lives in Louisville with her remarkable husband, two sons, parakeet, and pup, who teach her about wonder every day.

Thank you so much for your love and support. A little encouragement goes such a long way.

xoxox

Erin