Day Ten, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

blue drink

My poem “Never Drink Anything Blue” has now been posted among the Day Ten 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 Jim Feeney, who provided the title.

Never Drink Anything Blue

But always keep your options unzipped and
available to whatever slips in; the snake

lives in the attic for the rodents…

To see the rest of the poem, click here

Tomorrow’s poem is titled “Reduce Heat And Simmer Gently Without Cloud Cover, Till Sundown. Serves 2 – 7 Billion,” thanks to the generosity of 10,000 Hours Left. Please consider sponsoring a poem – there are available slots for Saturday 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 20 poems to go!

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