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


My poem “It was 10 A.M. When the Angel Said You Have to Go Now” is 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 D. Ellis Phelps, alum of the 30/30 project, for sponsoring this title on her birthday. Happy Birthday, D!

It was 10 A.M. When the Angel Said You Have to Go Now

Forgive me for seeking clarity, but do you have a specific
destination in mind, or are you saying, with a little less
force, get lost, go away, I’m done with you, or might you
merely be suggesting that I go forth? And what exactly is…

Click here to see the rest of the poem.

Tomorrow’s poem, “As the Gravy Flows” was sponsored by Lady Phoenix.

THERE ARE STILL OPENINGS FOR SEPTEMBER’S 30/30 CHALLENGE! If you’ve considered participating but have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. There are rewards beyond producing thirty poems a day…

No more title sponsorships remain, but I could squeeze in one more 3-word sponsorship.

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 5 poems to go!


13 thoughts on “Day Twenty-six, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, August 2016

  1. Excellent as usual. Would you be up for a Renga next month? Perhaps as Renga Master? I understand, if not. This, although seemingly quite enjoyable, may necessitate a break from the day to day

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  2. Oh! My. Thank you, Robert! I laughed aloud several times during the reading of this exquisite piece of “love-moths flapping…” & yes, how did you know? The room does turn sweet and golden and that, indeed, I have questions. So many questions. It is “the little things” but I forget, trying to be more and more. Thanks to your mother for appearing here to remind me.

    Lovely! Lovely. I will read it again & again.

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  3. Pingback: My birthday poem by Robert Okaji! – formidable woman sanctuary

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