Oni Woods is creating Audio & Visual Poetry
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    I have been writing and composing and thinking in poetry since the '70s when I would listen to my parents' Gil Scott Heron, Nikki Giovanni, and Last Poets albums. I grew up around avid social rights activists and wanted to changed the world with my words. I was militant and angry - and so was my poetry - for a long while, and then...

     I met Zen 17 years ago - though I had been meditating in a way since I was 5 - and I have dedicated the power I find in my words to promoting peace ... the peace that I find within.  I have been moved, rocked to my very foundation by the words of Rumi, Hafiz, Shakespeare, Sanchez, etc. etc. ... & and I want to move my world as I have been moved. 
     My Mom asked me once, "So, Oni, how are you going to make all of this change in the world that you talk about?" I said, without hesitation & without knowing exactly what I meant at the time, "with who I am." So I change myself, over and over, to be a source of positive change and vision.

       I write these words of peace and joy and upliftment not in denial of the pain and suffering in our world, but to focus on the Light...because I have a choice. And, peace is my choice; poetry is my vehicle. Your support will help me to compose everyday and to support myself in doing what I have always loved. Poetry was my first voice. It gave me a stage on which to play and profess and be heard and to hear. I am also a classically trained actor & professional voice actor and have always been told that I should put my poems on tape (back when there was tape). Now, finally, I am recording a series of singles and albums of me reading my work. The first 2 - "To Be You" & "My Skin" are out now on iTunes, Google Play, Bandcamp,Tidal, and all other music streaming services. These tracks will soon become a weekly podcast. Further, I'll be video recording some of these readings and releasing them in a video blog. All the world's a stage, and now, apparently, it's also a poem.

     I've published the 3 books in a trilogy of works, "Speed Limit 55: poems in a Chicago season" in 2014, "Mile 84: poems to ride to" in 2015, and now the 3rd - "Illinois 19: poems on the way home" in 2016. Additionally, three more books are mostly written and nearing editing phases. I will use  your encouragement and support to expand the life-affirming words of peace and joy coming through me out into a world that is aching for better news, more love, a little relief. Your support will create a platform for a newer vision of humanity via the written word, audio, and video.

    Peace is possible. Love can be a lifestyle. Someone must proclaim a new vision for our world; let's do it together. Check out the first single on Bandcamp: "To Be You" on Bandcamp
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Poetry reading
1 patron
Thank you for pledging! Your support means a lot to me! At this level:
  • I'll hand write you an original haiku about whatever you like and send it to you (if you prefer digital delivery, scanned haikus will work).
Pledge $5 or more per Poetry reading
0 patrons
Thank you so much for your support! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above perks
  • Another handwritten haiku for a family member, friend, loved one or special occasion of your choosing.
Pledge $10 or more per Poetry reading
0 patrons
Wow! Thank you so much for your support. At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above perks
  • A full-length original poem for you or a loved one or a specific occasion of your choosing.
Pledge $20 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 15 patrons
OMG! Thank you so much for your support. At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above perks.
  • All of the above perks will also be professionally recorded by Oni and sent to you in an audio file in the format of your choosing. 
  • Autographed copies of any 1 of the 'Chicago Trilogy' books.
Pledge $50 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 10 patrons
Jesus take the wheel! Thank you so much for your support and love! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • A personal shout out in my next video blog poetry set
Pledge $100 or more per Poetry reading
0 patrons
Heavens to Heavens to Murgatroyd! Thank you so much for your support and love! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • A poem composed just for you and read for a single release and video poetry set
  • An "Unstoppable Scribe" t-shirt 
Pledge $250 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 5 patrons
Holy wow! Thank you so much for your diehard support! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • 2 "Unstoppable Scribe" t-shirts
  • A mention in the dedication of my next book "Burn"
Pledge $500 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 5 patrons
No, you didn't?! YES, YOU DID! Thank you so much for your rockstar level support! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • A 30 minute Skype call with me to discuss anything uplifting and positive that you choose
  • Autographed copies of all 3 books of the 'Chicago Triolgy'
Goals
$1 of $700 per Poetry reading
Produce the next 20 audio/video poetry recordings.
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    I have been writing and composing and thinking in poetry since the '70s when I would listen to my parents' Gil Scott Heron, Nikki Giovanni, and Last Poets albums. I grew up around avid social rights activists and wanted to changed the world with my words. I was militant and angry - and so was my poetry - for a long while, and then...

     I met Zen 17 years ago - though I had been meditating in a way since I was 5 - and I have dedicated the power I find in my words to promoting peace ... the peace that I find within.  I have been moved, rocked to my very foundation by the words of Rumi, Hafiz, Shakespeare, Sanchez, etc. etc. ... & and I want to move my world as I have been moved. 
     My Mom asked me once, "So, Oni, how are you going to make all of this change in the world that you talk about?" I said, without hesitation & without knowing exactly what I meant at the time, "with who I am." So I change myself, over and over, to be a source of positive change and vision.

       I write these words of peace and joy and upliftment not in denial of the pain and suffering in our world, but to focus on the Light...because I have a choice. And, peace is my choice; poetry is my vehicle. Your support will help me to compose everyday and to support myself in doing what I have always loved. Poetry was my first voice. It gave me a stage on which to play and profess and be heard and to hear. I am also a classically trained actor & professional voice actor and have always been told that I should put my poems on tape (back when there was tape). Now, finally, I am recording a series of singles and albums of me reading my work. The first 2 - "To Be You" & "My Skin" are out now on iTunes, Google Play, Bandcamp,Tidal, and all other music streaming services. These tracks will soon become a weekly podcast. Further, I'll be video recording some of these readings and releasing them in a video blog. All the world's a stage, and now, apparently, it's also a poem.

     I've published the 3 books in a trilogy of works, "Speed Limit 55: poems in a Chicago season" in 2014, "Mile 84: poems to ride to" in 2015, and now the 3rd - "Illinois 19: poems on the way home" in 2016. Additionally, three more books are mostly written and nearing editing phases. I will use  your encouragement and support to expand the life-affirming words of peace and joy coming through me out into a world that is aching for better news, more love, a little relief. Your support will create a platform for a newer vision of humanity via the written word, audio, and video.

    Peace is possible. Love can be a lifestyle. Someone must proclaim a new vision for our world; let's do it together. Check out the first single on Bandcamp: "To Be You" on Bandcamp

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Poetry reading
1 patron
Thank you for pledging! Your support means a lot to me! At this level:
  • I'll hand write you an original haiku about whatever you like and send it to you (if you prefer digital delivery, scanned haikus will work).
Pledge $5 or more per Poetry reading
0 patrons
Thank you so much for your support! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above perks
  • Another handwritten haiku for a family member, friend, loved one or special occasion of your choosing.
Pledge $10 or more per Poetry reading
0 patrons
Wow! Thank you so much for your support. At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above perks
  • A full-length original poem for you or a loved one or a specific occasion of your choosing.
Pledge $20 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 15 patrons
OMG! Thank you so much for your support. At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above perks.
  • All of the above perks will also be professionally recorded by Oni and sent to you in an audio file in the format of your choosing. 
  • Autographed copies of any 1 of the 'Chicago Trilogy' books.
Pledge $50 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 10 patrons
Jesus take the wheel! Thank you so much for your support and love! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • A personal shout out in my next video blog poetry set
Pledge $100 or more per Poetry reading
0 patrons
Heavens to Heavens to Murgatroyd! Thank you so much for your support and love! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • A poem composed just for you and read for a single release and video poetry set
  • An "Unstoppable Scribe" t-shirt 
Pledge $250 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 5 patrons
Holy wow! Thank you so much for your diehard support! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • 2 "Unstoppable Scribe" t-shirts
  • A mention in the dedication of my next book "Burn"
Pledge $500 or more per Poetry reading
0 of 5 patrons
No, you didn't?! YES, YOU DID! Thank you so much for your rockstar level support! At this level of patronage, you get:
  • All of the above
  • A 30 minute Skype call with me to discuss anything uplifting and positive that you choose
  • Autographed copies of all 3 books of the 'Chicago Triolgy'