Michael Lee is creating Poetry, essays, video
8

patrons

$69
per month
My name is Michael Lee,

I'm an award winning poet and performer. While I make part of my living as a writer, the majority of my income comes in my 9-5, which as teachers and other youth workers know youth work goes well beyond 9-5.

Right now, I only write poetry or essays when I can, update my facebook with social commentary, short critiques of other writing or current happenings in the world when I have the extra energy-these days that's rare. With your help I hope to be able to shift into working my "9-5" only part time.


I plan to:

1. post weekly videos of me reading new work in their various stages to my youtube channel

2. post weekly videos of me reading from my Novel in progress "Never Open This"

3. write a monthly critical essay on current events surrounding, most often, race, gender, class, sexuality, art, education and their many intersections. Here is an example, I hope to do more of this work with greater care, intention and frequency:

http://www.michaelleewrites.com/blog/just-because-...


4. And of course, just write more in general. The work people have come to know me for has come from years and years of diligent commitment to my craft. Some poems or essays take weeks. Some poems or essays take years. Rest assured, in addition to the consistent production of essays, poetry and videos, I will be writing more and diving further and further into my craft evolving week after week as an artist, thinker and person navigating this world through my writing.




Tiers
Poetry Party
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
I know things are tight, but even the smallest monthly donation helps! Thank you for showing your support :) This allows you access to TWO of my four monthly poetry videos.
ALL THE POEMS
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for pitching in to help me on this journey! This allows you access to each of my weekly videos!
What a Novel Idea
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
ALL THE POEMS... PLUS you will have access to a weekly reading of an excerpt from my novel in progress "Never Open This".
Rough Draft
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Not only will you get access to ALL videos released, poetry and prose, but you'll get to see early written drafts of new poetry. You can provide feedback, make comments, and ask questions about the pieces and my process!

Ever want to know what my poems look like on their way to finished? Now you can!
Secondly. Finally.
$15 or more per month 3 of 100 patrons
All of the above PLUS I'll send you a signed copy of my chapbook "Secondly. Finally"
HEAVENFACE
$25 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
All the aforementioned rewards along with with a signed copy of my full-length poetry collection, "HEAVENFACE" when it comes out! 


Note: An early draft of the book has been a semi-finalist for several major contests, it still may take a minute to get picked up. This reward requires a bit of patience, however the more of these there are the more time and focus I have to put into the book and getting it out into the world:)

ACKNOWELDGEMENTS PAGE
$30 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
All the aforementioned rewards plus have your name listed in the acknowledgements section of my first book as an invaluable contributor to its publication.
Let's Chat
$50 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
Everything up to this point, I'll send you a signed copy of every book I publish as long as you and I are both using Patreon AND a monthly 30 minute video chat to talk about whatever it is you feel like! 
BENEFACTOR
$350 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
This gives you everything already mentioned as well as a yearly show at a place of your choice. At the end of the year, I'll fly anywhere in the continental US to perform for you, your family, your friends or your job!
Goals
$69 of $750 per month
This covers my basic living expenses: rent, electric and gas!
1 of 3
My name is Michael Lee,

I'm an award winning poet and performer. While I make part of my living as a writer, the majority of my income comes in my 9-5, which as teachers and other youth workers know youth work goes well beyond 9-5.

Right now, I only write poetry or essays when I can, update my facebook with social commentary, short critiques of other writing or current happenings in the world when I have the extra energy-these days that's rare. With your help I hope to be able to shift into working my "9-5" only part time.


I plan to:

1. post weekly videos of me reading new work in their various stages to my youtube channel

2. post weekly videos of me reading from my Novel in progress "Never Open This"

3. write a monthly critical essay on current events surrounding, most often, race, gender, class, sexuality, art, education and their many intersections. Here is an example, I hope to do more of this work with greater care, intention and frequency:

http://www.michaelleewrites.com/blog/just-because-...


4. And of course, just write more in general. The work people have come to know me for has come from years and years of diligent commitment to my craft. Some poems or essays take weeks. Some poems or essays take years. Rest assured, in addition to the consistent production of essays, poetry and videos, I will be writing more and diving further and further into my craft evolving week after week as an artist, thinker and person navigating this world through my writing.




Recent posts by Michael Lee

Tiers
Poetry Party
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
I know things are tight, but even the smallest monthly donation helps! Thank you for showing your support :) This allows you access to TWO of my four monthly poetry videos.
ALL THE POEMS
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for pitching in to help me on this journey! This allows you access to each of my weekly videos!
What a Novel Idea
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
ALL THE POEMS... PLUS you will have access to a weekly reading of an excerpt from my novel in progress "Never Open This".
Rough Draft
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Not only will you get access to ALL videos released, poetry and prose, but you'll get to see early written drafts of new poetry. You can provide feedback, make comments, and ask questions about the pieces and my process!

Ever want to know what my poems look like on their way to finished? Now you can!
Secondly. Finally.
$15 or more per month 3 of 100 patrons
All of the above PLUS I'll send you a signed copy of my chapbook "Secondly. Finally"
HEAVENFACE
$25 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
All the aforementioned rewards along with with a signed copy of my full-length poetry collection, "HEAVENFACE" when it comes out! 


Note: An early draft of the book has been a semi-finalist for several major contests, it still may take a minute to get picked up. This reward requires a bit of patience, however the more of these there are the more time and focus I have to put into the book and getting it out into the world:)

ACKNOWELDGEMENTS PAGE
$30 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
All the aforementioned rewards plus have your name listed in the acknowledgements section of my first book as an invaluable contributor to its publication.
Let's Chat
$50 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
Everything up to this point, I'll send you a signed copy of every book I publish as long as you and I are both using Patreon AND a monthly 30 minute video chat to talk about whatever it is you feel like! 
BENEFACTOR
$350 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
This gives you everything already mentioned as well as a yearly show at a place of your choice. At the end of the year, I'll fly anywhere in the continental US to perform for you, your family, your friends or your job!