Day Ten, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, August 2016

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My poem “I’m Not With Her” has been posted among today’s 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). I am grateful to Stephanie Kaufman, who provided the title and also sponsored last year’s “Bent.”

I’m Not With Her

Pointing out inequities, I admit
to having second thoughts – a piggy bank

on his dresser, really?  And that tattoo,
not to mention the socks with sandals…

Click here to see the rest of the poem.

Tomorrow’s poem, “I Danced with a Platypus Twenty Years Back,” was sponsored by Kris, who also sponsored last year’s “Happy Circuitry.”

If you need something to read, Think Dink! A $30 donation will get you my 2015 chapbook If Your Matter Could Reform, Barton Smock’s Infant Cinema, Jamie Hunyor’s A New Sea, and Tim Kahl’s full length work, The String of Islands, thanks to the generosity of Dink Press founder and editor Kristopher Taylor!  A limited quantity is available, so order earlier rather than later.

Title sponsorships and 3-word sponsorships are still available. And remember, you can combine the two (as in Sunday’s poem) to force me to use not only your title, but also three words that I’d likely not use on my own. And can anyone challenge last year’s co-winners of Worst Title in the History of the 30/30 Project, Ron, Plain Jane and Mek?*

The  sponsored poems are a blast to write, and the titles lead me to poems I’d not otherwise conceive. If you’re inclined to sponsor a poem, Donate to Tupelo, and please let me know as soon as possible what your title is or which three words you’ve foisted upon me.

For information on sponsorships (and my other incentives), click here.

Thank you for supporting poetry! Only 20 poems to go!

* The titles are, respectively, “Calvin Coolidge: Live or Memorex,” “Your Armpits Smell Like Heaven,” and “Reduce Heat and Simmer Gently Without Cloud Cover, Till Sundown. Serves 2 – 7 Billion.” “Nose-Picking Reese’s Hider” is definitely a strong contender for this honor.

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