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"I do this not because I have to, but because I am so very proud of you for who you have become."
"Way to go, Sarah! You've got this!!!! xoxoxoxo"
I want to dedicate my life to communication that is meaningful. Poetry began as something personal for me, a coping mechanism, a descent into beauty, a space for processing emotions & trying to understand the surrounding world. What I didn't understand as a younger writer was that the sharing of poetry, the community that poetry & art can build is what really sustains the soul.
Embarking on this, my second 30/30 adventure, is about building community, connecting to readers, & doing my best to support this platform which presents a variety of poetic voices to the masses.
Your support over the next 30 days provides me life blood inspiration as I write.
Tupelo Press provides a canvas where I will 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!
Bio: Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017) and All Day, Talking (dancing girl press, 2014), selections of which were awarded the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship. Her most recent work can be found or is forthcoming in Xicanx: Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century, IDK Magazine, & Five:2:One #thesideshow. Her new poetry project, Halfbreed Helene Navigates the Whole received a 2019-2020 Tacoma Artists Initiative Award. She recently joined the faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma where she teaches creative writing and Latinx/Chicanx-focused courses. She serves as the poetry coordinator for Best of the Net Anthology and is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.