Elyria is creating poems
17

patrons

$457
per book of poems I publish.
I write poems for people who need healing, support, and understanding.

Love, grief, relationship troubles, those little moments of beauty that we so easily miss when we aren't watching for them, connection, purpose -- my poems are deeply honest, gentle, and full of insight. I write poems for myself, too. I've needed a lot of poetry, these last few years. I've had a lot to deal with.

My first book of poems grew out of grief over my mom's death, and the love and healing I found after she was gone. I call it singing my mother down.

The book is divided into three sections; grief, love, and renewal. And ultimately, that's what the poems all aim at: renewal. I bear witness to the amazing resilience and capacity for renewal that we all have. I don't shy away from grief and loss; fully experiencing that pain, and living through it, is a necessary part of the journey.

Publishing a book is easier than it used to be, but it still takes a lot of time and energy to do well. It takes even more time & energy to get the word out about it. And from the feedback I've gotten, the poems I've written are exactly what people who have lost loved ones need to hear. 

That's where you come in, friends. With your support, before the end of 2016, I'll publish singing my mother down. I'll get it into the hands of people who have lost loved ones, who have seen relationships end, who have run headlong into the worst life has to offer. I want nothing more than to get this book of poems into the hands of the people who need it most. 

In years to come, I'll keep right on writing poems. About once a year I'll make books of them, and share them with you. The only time you'll be charged is when I publish a new book and send it to you.

For too long, the poetry of healing has been hard to find. Help me change that. 

love,
Elyria

PS - if you aren't able to support my work with a pledge right now, I'd still love to share some of my poems with you! Join my Intravenous Poems newsletter. Just poems, just for you. Sign up here: https://tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose
Tiers
Lily of the Valley
$1 or more per book of poems I publish. 2 patrons

Like every single one of my patrons, you will be included (first name, last initial) in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

In between books of poems, get Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Chameleon Plant
$5 or more per book of poems I publish. 4 patrons

Like every single one of my patrons, you will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish (first name, last initial). Your support means the world to me!

Plus, you'll get the digital version of every book of poems I publish!

In between books of poems, get my newsletter, Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Ladyslipper
$15 or more per book of poems I publish. 3 patrons

Like every single one of my patrons, you will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

And you'll get the e-book PLUS one signed copy of each book of poems I publish!

In between books of poems, get Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Foxglove
$55 or more per book of poems I publish. 3 patrons

Thank you!! Like all of my patrons, your first name & last initial will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

Also, I'll send you THREE signed copies of each book of poems I publish! Plus, you'll receive a one-of-a-kind handwritten version of whatever poem of mine you choose. Frame it, give it as a gift, hide it in a time capsule -- the possibilities are endless.

In between books of poems, get Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Cardinal Flower
$100 or more per book of poems I publish. 2 of 10 patrons

Wow. Thank you so much! For support at this level, I have a special reward for you. 

First, like every single one of my patrons, you will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

You'll get up to 5 copies my first book of poems delivered in December 2016. (Just let me know how many you want.)

And the special thank-you is this: a poem written for you, on a topic of your choice.

Maybe you want a memorial poem for a loved one who died recently, or a love poem for your partner, or a poem about an idea or revelation or feeling you had, or a poem to offer understanding or support to a friend. The topic is entirely up to you. But once you've asked, I'll write you a poem on that topic within a month. If I ever publish that poem, I'll credit you as the inspiration for it. 

Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter, Intravenous Poems. Just copy & paste this link: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Also, wow. Thank you so much for supporting my way of seeing the world!!

Goals
$457 of $2,500 per book of poems I publish.
When we reach this milestone, I'll produce a special hardcover edition of my first book of poems! It shall include original art and photographs, and maybe a few bonus poems, too....
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I write poems for people who need healing, support, and understanding.

Love, grief, relationship troubles, those little moments of beauty that we so easily miss when we aren't watching for them, connection, purpose -- my poems are deeply honest, gentle, and full of insight. I write poems for myself, too. I've needed a lot of poetry, these last few years. I've had a lot to deal with.

My first book of poems grew out of grief over my mom's death, and the love and healing I found after she was gone. I call it singing my mother down.

The book is divided into three sections; grief, love, and renewal. And ultimately, that's what the poems all aim at: renewal. I bear witness to the amazing resilience and capacity for renewal that we all have. I don't shy away from grief and loss; fully experiencing that pain, and living through it, is a necessary part of the journey.

Publishing a book is easier than it used to be, but it still takes a lot of time and energy to do well. It takes even more time & energy to get the word out about it. And from the feedback I've gotten, the poems I've written are exactly what people who have lost loved ones need to hear. 

That's where you come in, friends. With your support, before the end of 2016, I'll publish singing my mother down. I'll get it into the hands of people who have lost loved ones, who have seen relationships end, who have run headlong into the worst life has to offer. I want nothing more than to get this book of poems into the hands of the people who need it most. 

In years to come, I'll keep right on writing poems. About once a year I'll make books of them, and share them with you. The only time you'll be charged is when I publish a new book and send it to you.

For too long, the poetry of healing has been hard to find. Help me change that. 

love,
Elyria

PS - if you aren't able to support my work with a pledge right now, I'd still love to share some of my poems with you! Join my Intravenous Poems newsletter. Just poems, just for you. Sign up here: https://tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

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Tiers
Lily of the Valley
$1 or more per book of poems I publish. 2 patrons

Like every single one of my patrons, you will be included (first name, last initial) in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

In between books of poems, get Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Chameleon Plant
$5 or more per book of poems I publish. 4 patrons

Like every single one of my patrons, you will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish (first name, last initial). Your support means the world to me!

Plus, you'll get the digital version of every book of poems I publish!

In between books of poems, get my newsletter, Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Ladyslipper
$15 or more per book of poems I publish. 3 patrons

Like every single one of my patrons, you will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

And you'll get the e-book PLUS one signed copy of each book of poems I publish!

In between books of poems, get Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Foxglove
$55 or more per book of poems I publish. 3 patrons

Thank you!! Like all of my patrons, your first name & last initial will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

Also, I'll send you THREE signed copies of each book of poems I publish! Plus, you'll receive a one-of-a-kind handwritten version of whatever poem of mine you choose. Frame it, give it as a gift, hide it in a time capsule -- the possibilities are endless.

In between books of poems, get Intravenous Poems delivered to your bloodstream (cough, inbox) irregularly for the foreseeable future. Sign up for Intravenous Poems: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Cardinal Flower
$100 or more per book of poems I publish. 2 of 10 patrons

Wow. Thank you so much! For support at this level, I have a special reward for you. 

First, like every single one of my patrons, you will be included in the acknowledgements of each book of poems I publish. Your support means the world to me!

You'll get up to 5 copies my first book of poems delivered in December 2016. (Just let me know how many you want.)

And the special thank-you is this: a poem written for you, on a topic of your choice.

Maybe you want a memorial poem for a loved one who died recently, or a love poem for your partner, or a poem about an idea or revelation or feeling you had, or a poem to offer understanding or support to a friend. The topic is entirely up to you. But once you've asked, I'll write you a poem on that topic within a month. If I ever publish that poem, I'll credit you as the inspiration for it. 

Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter, Intravenous Poems. Just copy & paste this link: tinyletter.com/ElyriaRose

Also, wow. Thank you so much for supporting my way of seeing the world!!