Ian Tyson
Ian Tyson's Fundraiser

Braving language to affect the time we live.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry - E.D.

$130 towards $400

Until recently I taught English Composition and Creative Writing at two community colleges in the Denver area where I moved after completing my MFA in poetry from Colorado State University in 2006. Last year I started teaching Language Arts to freshman at Aurora Central High School and it kicked my butt!! I'm originally from Palmer, Alaska but have lived in Colorado for twenty years now. I live with my wife of six years and our two children Myles (two) and Sydney Paige (six months).

Your support gives me big time inspiration as I write for thirty days this month.

Tupelo Press provides the means, we provide the matter, 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 authentic and beautiful books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!

PS. Use the comment box to post writing prompts when you donate. I will try and use those for inspiration!