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


“Can’t I’m Booked” 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 Joanna Drake, who sponsored and dedicated this poem “to Cecille Marcato whose love for poetry and tango with words and form is a beautiful sight to behold.”

Can’t I’m Booked

Is an ever-shifting phrase in my lexicon, appearing most often
after can’t, I’m bongo-ing, which hurls my imagination to two
separate continents – a house in affluent west Austin occupied
by a dazed and possibly confused drumming nude actor, then…

Click here to see the rest of the poem.

Tomorrow’s poem, “Waiting for the Windshield on the Freeway” was sponsored by Leigh Ward-Smith, whose generosity and good nature never ceases to amaze me.

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…

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 2 poems to go!


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