Maggie Blake Bailey
Maggie Blake Bailey's Fundraiser

Thank you so much! This fundraiser has met its goal and is closed!

Thank you to all who donated!

$2,520 towards $1,500

The DETAILS: Each day in February, I will write a new poem and Tupelo will post it. All money raised will go to support the incredible TUPELO PRESS! The theme for my experiment is: COLOR. So, with that in mind, I am offering a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY:

For a TEN dollar donation: You can pick any color you want and I will title and write a poem for YOU about that color and post it at Tupelo. Just write the color name in the notes section of your donation.*

For a TWENTY dollar donation: I will write you a color poem (see above) AND send you a handmade, quilted coaster made with literary themed fabric! (stay tuned for pictures!) (You will need to DM somewhere to send it)*

If you want to give less, or more, but don't want poems and coasters, go right ahead! And thank you in advance, to everyone for supporting poetry and my particularly February adventure!

*Disclaimer: poem will be written in reaction to the color, not to the person. If you pick PUCE, don't be surprised when it's not an ode. :)

The MISSION: I am a mother. I am a teacher. I am a poet. Help me show the world that I can be all those things at once! Each day you support me is a day that I feel encouraged to love AND create. So often, the world seems to ask us to limit ourselves, to be just one thing in one way. Help me prove it is not a matter of THIS OR THAT, but a joyous BOTH/AND!

Poet Bio: Maggie Blake Bailey has poems published or forthcoming in The San Pedro River Review, Tar River, Ruminate, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Bury the Lede, is available from Finishing Line Press and her full length debut, Visitation, will be available from Tinderbox Editions in 2019. A recent graduate of the Sewanee School of Letters MFA program, she lives in Atlanta with her husband, toddler, baby, and puppy and teaches at The Westminster Schools. For more work, please visit

The PROJECT: 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!