Day Twenty-eight, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

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Tupelo Press still has a few openings for September’s 30-30 challenge. Leave a comment or email me for contact info. It’s well worth doing.

“With Summer Purpled Awe” is among the Day Twenty-eight 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 Charlotte Hamrick who sponsored and provided the title.

With Summer Purpled Awe

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No one wants to be forgotten
or remembered for the wrong reasons,
but how do we attain that sweet spot
between regrettable and a barred…

To see the rest of the poem, click here

Even though no more title sponsorships remain, please feel free to contribute to Tupelo Press! Every bit helps (even a dollar or two), and I’ve some other sponsorship opportunities, with corresponding incentives, listed here.

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 so that I may send a thank you and incentive gift your way.

Tomorrow’s poem is titled “Hunger is Hunger,” thanks to the kindness and generosity of the 1874: First Impressionist Exhibition blog.

Thank you for your support! Only 2 poems to go!

13 thoughts on “Day Twenty-eight, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

    • Thanks, Leigh. It’s good to be in the home stretch. As you know, I had doubts about my ability to produce so much so quickly. It’s not all good, but it’s honest! And I truly enjoyed working with the sponsored titles, even those that threw me for a loop (or two, or three). 🙂

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      • It’s so hard to judge one’s writing, anyway. That’s probably a good thing–it takes on new form(s) for each reader, beyond our anticipation as writers. FWIW, I think you did a great, bold thing, Bob, with 30/31 days of poems. Just sorry I couldn’t contribute a little more than the minimum! Maybe I can buy a raffle ticket if there are any leftover broadsides! 🙂

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  1. You are never less than beautiful, Bob, unless you mean to be something other: funny, for instance, which you do less often, but equally well. But mostly, you are beautiful. I so appreciate your work, and thank you for it.

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  2. Good Lord, Robert! Most people would give something precious to be able to turn a phrase like “that song living at the edge of memory”. And you’ve been doing it on demand every day for a month now?!? Hats off to you, amico mio.

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