G.L. Morrison

G.L. Morrison

is creating Poetry & Revolution

1

patron

$9

per creation
Welcome comrades, poets and art-lovers. I'm a 50-something (I keep losing track) disabled, lesbian, communist, whyte (but woke), grandma poet. I'm an activist and an artist struggling every day to keep a roof over my head and food on the plate. It infuriates me that as difficult as that is, I have enormous privilege in a country that is set on disadvantaging and dividing us. My art is fueled by my love and rage. My activism too. Here is a poem written in the style of "Basic Me" (a form created by lesbian poet activist, Mary Meriam). Join me in the margins, in the street and in the voting booth. Support me and #resistance however you can: with your funds, your art, your voice, your passion!

Immigrant Song by G.L. Morrison 6/25/18

Home is the place from which she’s forced to flee.
Here is where she hoped a new home might be.
Stone is the heart that then cages her child.
MAGA is our constitution defiled.
ICE is cold, predatory and needless.
Torn is the child and mother that need us.
Us is a convoy with room for all riders.
Them is a buzzword for nazis and liars.
Hate is not policy. Hate is a choice.
Riot is the silenced finding their voice.
Quiet is a lullaby sung in a cell.
Hope is the baby who remembers it well.
Fear is a collaborator. Ignorance is complicity.
History is the arbitrator, judge and jury.
Will you let it find you guilty?
Tiers
iit: in it together
$1 or more per creation
iit! Tag you're *iit*: 

We're in iit together.


Lowercase letters not because your contribution is small!  But because i looks like L in most fonts.  (Trust me, I've been called g.i.  too often.)


You get 

*access to Patron-only content

*early downloads, news, invites

*undying gratitude

2Qt Congress
$2 or more per creation
YOU ARE 2 AWESOME! You get access 2 all the first tier rewards plus this bad pun. (As a member of the 2Qt congress, you are eligible 2 vote on whether a number actually can be considered wordplay. And if numeric homonyms are sufficiently pun-ishing or just 2 silly for nonwords. )

You get exclusive access to Patron only posts -stories, essays and poems often appearing nowhere else. Also event notices, discounts on workshops and concerts. Also every email you receive is twice ki$$ed by the ghost of a dead poet. A really well published poet. We can't tell you which one. It would spoil the surprise. Close your eyes and try to guess what phantom lips hover near.
QY: Queerly Yours
$3 or more per creation
QY! Cue why:

why three?


Three is either a magic number, a crowd, a third time luck/charm or queer as a $3 bill. 


To thank you for queering my budget with your lucky, charmed (and charming) lavender money... I will send a birthday triolet to your favorite person.  


It's fine if your favorite person is you.

WU: Writers United
$5 or more per creation
WU! Woohoo!


5 things you get when you donate $5

  1. Access to patron only feed
  2. Invite to monthly google hangout
  3. My comments on site of your choice
  4. To add 5 words to the poem prompt bag
  5. A flash fiction or poetry surprise
AU: Activists United
$5 or more per creation
AU! 


Sounds like "HEY YOU!" but means Activists United. Because we are.


You get early access to  downloads, news, events and ME as your follower on


*Twitter

*Google+

*Facebook

*Ello

*Wordpress


with reposts, reblogs and comments (as appropriate)

Beta (Max, Readers or Fish)
$10 or more per creation
$10 is the difference between having gas or food or printer toner. It is nearly the price of renewing my wordpress domain name. It IS the price of every lesbian poetry chapbook by Headmistress Press (including mine: Chiaroscuro Kisses.) At this level of sponsorship, you may have your name or business listed as a sponsor on my web page, attend google hangouts, an invitation to join a closed beta readers group to read, suggest, perhaps even influence the direction of works in progress. 
BOGOs, Bongos and Bonabos
$20 or more per creation
$20 is BOGO. In addition to all earlier rewards you may bring a friend to any (nay, every !) show or workshop. So BOGO like YOLO.
CU: Creators Unite
$25 or more per creation
CU!

Coo, cue, kerchoo.


How can I thank you enough, Mrs. Robinson?

Name a character in story. Get a chapbook, a postcard, a broadside, a phone call, me recording your voice mail message or poem of your choice.

DU: Demigoddesses United
$50 or more per creation
DU! Do 

that vudu you do so well. 


What I can DU for you:


*any earlier rewards

*a birthday card (or an appropriate greeting on the date of your choice)

*a phone call

* dinner when you're in town

GU: Goddesses United
$75 or more per creation
GU! Gee you

surprise me with your generosity. Let me surprise you with: 


All the earlier stuff and a pack lesbian trading cards. 


Plus I will review (honestly) the book of your choice on amazon, goodreads and one of my blogs.

Guardians & Angels
$100 or more per creation
If you can afford this level of support , you don't need me to send you a free book. 


So I will send books instead to libraries, books to prisoners programs and/or archives to be certain your gift keeps giving. 


Plus 

*any earlier rewards

*poem for your birthday or other significant occasion

Goals
$9 of $200 per creation
Poetry for the People Series & Just Words (Justice Open Mic)

Time to update the list of where we need to be speaking and whens: Roseburg, Eugene, Portland, (Coast?)

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Welcome comrades, poets and art-lovers. I'm a 50-something (I keep losing track) disabled, lesbian, communist, whyte (but woke), grandma poet. I'm an activist and an artist struggling every day to keep a roof over my head and food on the plate. It infuriates me that as difficult as that is, I have enormous privilege in a country that is set on disadvantaging and dividing us. My art is fueled by my love and rage. My activism too. Here is a poem written in the style of "Basic Me" (a form created by lesbian poet activist, Mary Meriam). Join me in the margins, in the street and in the voting booth. Support me and #resistance however you can: with your funds, your art, your voice, your passion!

Immigrant Song by G.L. Morrison 6/25/18

Home is the place from which she’s forced to flee.
Here is where she hoped a new home might be.
Stone is the heart that then cages her child.
MAGA is our constitution defiled.
ICE is cold, predatory and needless.
Torn is the child and mother that need us.
Us is a convoy with room for all riders.
Them is a buzzword for nazis and liars.
Hate is not policy. Hate is a choice.
Riot is the silenced finding their voice.
Quiet is a lullaby sung in a cell.
Hope is the baby who remembers it well.
Fear is a collaborator. Ignorance is complicity.
History is the arbitrator, judge and jury.
Will you let it find you guilty?

Recent posts by G.L. Morrison

Tiers
iit: in it together
$1 or more per creation
iit! Tag you're *iit*: 

We're in iit together.


Lowercase letters not because your contribution is small!  But because i looks like L in most fonts.  (Trust me, I've been called g.i.  too often.)


You get 

*access to Patron-only content

*early downloads, news, invites

*undying gratitude

2Qt Congress
$2 or more per creation
YOU ARE 2 AWESOME! You get access 2 all the first tier rewards plus this bad pun. (As a member of the 2Qt congress, you are eligible 2 vote on whether a number actually can be considered wordplay. And if numeric homonyms are sufficiently pun-ishing or just 2 silly for nonwords. )

You get exclusive access to Patron only posts -stories, essays and poems often appearing nowhere else. Also event notices, discounts on workshops and concerts. Also every email you receive is twice ki$$ed by the ghost of a dead poet. A really well published poet. We can't tell you which one. It would spoil the surprise. Close your eyes and try to guess what phantom lips hover near.
QY: Queerly Yours
$3 or more per creation
QY! Cue why:

why three?


Three is either a magic number, a crowd, a third time luck/charm or queer as a $3 bill. 


To thank you for queering my budget with your lucky, charmed (and charming) lavender money... I will send a birthday triolet to your favorite person.  


It's fine if your favorite person is you.

WU: Writers United
$5 or more per creation
WU! Woohoo!


5 things you get when you donate $5

  1. Access to patron only feed
  2. Invite to monthly google hangout
  3. My comments on site of your choice
  4. To add 5 words to the poem prompt bag
  5. A flash fiction or poetry surprise
AU: Activists United
$5 or more per creation
AU! 


Sounds like "HEY YOU!" but means Activists United. Because we are.


You get early access to  downloads, news, events and ME as your follower on


*Twitter

*Google+

*Facebook

*Ello

*Wordpress


with reposts, reblogs and comments (as appropriate)

Beta (Max, Readers or Fish)
$10 or more per creation
$10 is the difference between having gas or food or printer toner. It is nearly the price of renewing my wordpress domain name. It IS the price of every lesbian poetry chapbook by Headmistress Press (including mine: Chiaroscuro Kisses.) At this level of sponsorship, you may have your name or business listed as a sponsor on my web page, attend google hangouts, an invitation to join a closed beta readers group to read, suggest, perhaps even influence the direction of works in progress. 
BOGOs, Bongos and Bonabos
$20 or more per creation
$20 is BOGO. In addition to all earlier rewards you may bring a friend to any (nay, every !) show or workshop. So BOGO like YOLO.
CU: Creators Unite
$25 or more per creation
CU!

Coo, cue, kerchoo.


How can I thank you enough, Mrs. Robinson?

Name a character in story. Get a chapbook, a postcard, a broadside, a phone call, me recording your voice mail message or poem of your choice.

DU: Demigoddesses United
$50 or more per creation
DU! Do 

that vudu you do so well. 


What I can DU for you:


*any earlier rewards

*a birthday card (or an appropriate greeting on the date of your choice)

*a phone call

* dinner when you're in town

GU: Goddesses United
$75 or more per creation
GU! Gee you

surprise me with your generosity. Let me surprise you with: 


All the earlier stuff and a pack lesbian trading cards. 


Plus I will review (honestly) the book of your choice on amazon, goodreads and one of my blogs.

Guardians & Angels
$100 or more per creation
If you can afford this level of support , you don't need me to send you a free book. 


So I will send books instead to libraries, books to prisoners programs and/or archives to be certain your gift keeps giving. 


Plus 

*any earlier rewards

*poem for your birthday or other significant occasion