Bio: Kathryne David Gargano (she/hers) hails from the Pacific Northwest, but isn't very good at climbing trees. She received her MFA from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, and is currently pursing a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She has served as Poetry Editor for Synaesthesia Literary Magazine, and her work has been published in Colorado Review, Pithead Chapel, Salt Hill, and others. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2019 by Rust + Moth, and won F(r)iction's 2019 Summer Poetry Contest, judged by Kay Barrett. Her work is forthcoming from Tahoma Review (AWP Intro Award Winner), minnesota review, and fourth river. She currently lives in Milwaukee with her three-legged pup, Peternelle.
I keep saying I'm going to write a poem a day for a month, and this time I mean it. I'll be writing 30 poems in 30 days in order to help raise money for the outstanding Tupelo Press, a nonprofit, independent literary press. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and even broadsides! They'll be posting and hosting my poems each day for a month. 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.
I know these are uncertain times, and money (alas) does not grow on trees; however, if you believe in the power of the arts like I do, and the power of the written word to help heal the world, please share this far and wide, and donate whatever you can, if you can. My eternal gratitude to you all for supporting me in this whirlwind writing adventure!