Day Nine, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project


My poem “Cyborg Sky Burial” has now been posted among the day nine offerings of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project (9 poets have agreed to write 30 poems apiece in 30 days, to raise funds for Tupelo Press, a non-profit literary publisher). Many thanks to Atomic Geography, who provided the title.

Cyborg Sky Burial

Who will render the fleshless,
the bones which are not bone?

This cloud holds water…

To see the rest of the poem, click here

Tomorrow’s poem is titled “Never Drink Anything Blue,” thanks to the generosity of Jim Feeney. Please consider sponsoring a poem – there are available slots for Friday and beyond. Conjure up a title (be creative, be weird, be gentle, be poetic), donate $10 to Tupelo Press, let me know what the title is, and I’ll write the poem. The  sponsored poems thus far have been a blast to write, and the titles have led me to poems I’d not otherwise have written. If you’re so inclined, please visit the 30/30 blog at: Donate to Tupelo. Scroll down to “Is this donation in honor of a 30/30 poet?” and select my name, “Robert Okaji,” from the pull down so that Tupelo knows to credit the donation to me. And please let me know as soon as possible what your title is.

For information on other sponsorships and their corresponding incentives, click here.

Thank you for your support! Only 21 poems to go!

10 thoughts on “Day Nine, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

      • I’ve done NaPoWriMo for three years but it is frustrating that there is really no easy way to connect with others doing it. Wish they’d do a page like the WordPress Daily Prompt does. Or, perhaps there is someway to connect that I’ve forgotten! know that’s how I first connected with you, but can’t remember how.

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      • You might consider the Tupelo Press challenge. You’d be with a small group of like-minded individuals, very supportive and kind. I don’t recall how we first connected. I think we somehow found each other’s blog.

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  1. The chapbook arrived over the weekend. Thanks so much for it and the lovely inscription! We were traveling so I haven’t had the chance to read it yet. (I know it is great fun for people to send you a title for a poem, but I thought I’d post here as a reminder that other premiums are available.)

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