Day Twenty-four, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, August 2016


My poem “Strollermelon” is among 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 once again to Plain Jane, who sponsored this title and the Day 16 title, “A Herd of Watermelon.”


In the summer I roll them from grocer to bus stop, little bonnets
affixed, cooing all the while – cantaloupe, watermelon, honey dew,
casaba, canary, sugar, you name it, they all come home with me,
in pairs or solo, snuggled tightly in blankets and ensuring…

Click here to see the rest of the poem.

Tomorrow’s poem, “Prize money shall be equally divided between the Sunset Sisters even though Buddhism can be more accurately called non-theistic than atheistic and Kepler is now aimed at the Pleiades” was sponsored by Jan Schaper.

There are no more title sponsorships remaining, but I could squeeze in one or two  3-word sponsorships.

The  sponsored poems have been a blast to write; the titles and 3-words have led me to poems I’d not otherwise have conceived. Thank you all for helping make this such an enjoyable month.

If you still want to donate, other opportunities remain:

For a $15 donation, I’ll send you a signed copy of one of my 30-30 poems. Your choice!

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!  I hear that Kristopher Taylor is providing a little something extra with the collection. You can read about it here, thanks to Ken at RIVRVLOGR.

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

Thank you for supporting poetry! Only 6 poems to go!


10 thoughts on “Day Twenty-four, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, August 2016

  1. You cultivated and served up a delectable dish here — every bit as rich as some of the candidate-in-question’s post-Brexit detractors in Scotland on Twitter — but with the smooth complexity of an Okaji-esque bouquet on the finish. For my part, I think I’ll be gutting and carving visages into orange-hued fruits with some added gusto this fall…

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