Orna Ross is creating poetry and online advice & community for indie authors and poets
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Hello! Do you love poetry? Or do you want to support my work? Both? Any which way, please, come on in...


I'm Orna Ross, novelist, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and, yes, poet. And here is where I offer exclusive poetry to my most loyal readers and followers: my dear Patreon patrons.

Here is also where I organize a monthly Online Open mic and Advice Clinic, "The Prosperous Poet" (see below), which draws on my work at ALLi to extend the new opportunities of digital publishing to poets.

So this Patreon page is not just about me. It is also a <g>warm,</g> welcoming audio space for poets, rappers and singer/songwriters, at every stage of development, to come and speak words arranged into poetry. And for anyone who is inspired by spoken word poetry to come and listen.

If you've been motivated or moved by my writing, or any of my work, please consider becoming a patron. If you already do support, then a deep bow, and THANK YOU. Go raibh míle, míle maith agat


The Power of Poetry


Poetry is important. Far from being dead, as some people claim, it matters more than ever in our fast-paced, distractable, digital times.

A poem is a sliver of magic. It comes at us sideways, catches us by surprise and insists that we pay creative attention. Poetry takes us to a deeper level within, to our internal source of spiritual wellbeing and creative flow.

To where, in the words of a recent poem I wrote ("Knowing Love"), "warm love enfolds us, holds us, leads us home."

I call it the font.

That's what all my work is about: opening that font for myself and others through the power of the spoken and written word. Your contribution supports that effort in a most meaningful way and truly matters to me.

With all my various work commitments, life is full of doings and distractions that want to keep me at the worldly level. Knowing you're here, offering your support on Patreon, helps me to return regularly to the font, to that level of being where poetry can happen.

Support Here.

Poetry and People Power

When I told a friend I wanted to help poets to earn a living from poetry, he said, "What! That's like trying to help people breathe underwater."

Once maybe, but no longer.

Like novelists, artists and other creatives, poets now have access to an amazing suite of digital and online tools. We're called "poetpreneurs" (mash-up of poet and entrepreneur) and like other independent authors and creative entrepreneurs, our job asks us to hold our need for creative passion and commercial profit in fine balance.

Not in opposition but allowing one to nurture the other.

    Through The Prosperous Poet monthly Online Open Mic & Advice Clinic, I aim to guide more poets towards online, creative enterprise and digital publishing: the new tools and techniques that have remade my own working life. And the lives of so many other writers and teachers, artists and activists, 
    In that segment of the show, I pass on everything I know from my own experience, and from working with so many other authors and creatives.
    The show also showcases some wonderful poetry and introduces pioneering poetpreneurs to new audiences for their work.
This small monthly event is part of a great online movement using the digital tools we all have now on our phones and computers to further something deeper than clickbait, celebrity gossip or news hyperbole.

As a poetry reader or a writer, you stand in opposition to this triviality and distraction. You take time to listen, to open your heart and soul to true communication, to be present.

People like you are rocking poetry, taking it out of dusty libraries into streets and pubs, political meetings and music festivals and yes, online. People young and old, of every color and creed, are discovering the power of words to heal, transform and inspire.

Join us.  


Choose A Support Tier Here


Tiers
Reader Tier 1 Patron: Poetry Feed
$2 or more per month 9 patrons

Reader Patron Tier 1: Exclusive Poetry Feed + Free ebook.  You'll receive:


  • Access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed. Poems hot off the creative presses, with exclusive access for 90 days before anyone else gets to read them
  • PLUS be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com, as a Reader Patron (Tier 1). 
  • PLUS you'll receive a free Selected Poetry ebook, on signing up. 


Together with my heart-and-soul-felt thanks for your support--and your love of poetry.

Writer Patron Tier
$5 or more per month 4 patrons

Writer Patron: For POETS or aspiring poets. Sign up here to:


  • Register for a 5-min slot in monthly Online Open Mic, "The Prosperous Poet" (Registration form at Ornaross.com/open-mic and payment here on Patreon
  • PLUS the opportunity to have your questions about digital self-publishing answered on the show
  • PLUS the opportunity to be a featured poet in the Open Mic podcast
  • PLUS listing on my website, OrnaRoss.com
  • PLUS access to a Morning Creative Flow Practice (meditation and f-r-e-e-writing), daily Monday to Thursday
  • PLUS access to a Go Creative! in Business: Closed Facebook  group for "poetpreneurs"
  • PLUS: free ebook, on signing up
  • PLUS: access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed


Together, of course, with my thanks for your support and the. heartwarming knowledge that you are supporting other poets too. 


I look forward to working with you, showcasing your poetry and sharing the most recent tools and techniques for publishing your work, reaching your readers, and making a living and a life in  poetry

Reader Patron: Tier 2
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

Reader Patron Tier 2: Poetry Feed + EBooks.  You'll receive:


  • Access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed
  • PLUS be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com, as a Reader (Ebook) Patron
  • PLUS free Selected Poetry ebook, on signing up
  • PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published. And every book I will publish in future in ebook format, before its official release. 


Together with my heart-and-soul-felt thanks for your support--and your love of poetry.

Reader Patron Tier 3: Ebooks + Print
$15 or more per month 2 patrons

Reader Patron Tier 3: Poetry Feed + ebooks + print


Like print books? You'll receive:


  • Access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed
  • PLUS be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com, as a Print + Ebook Reader Patron. 
  • PLUS free Selected Poetry ebook, on signing up. 
  • PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published. And every book I will publish in future, in ebook format, before its official release. 
  • PLUS softback print editions of every poetry book I publish going forward, with signature and dedication. 


And my heart-and-soul-felt thanks for your support--and your love of poetry.

The Ultimate Patron
$25 or more per month 1 patron

The Ultimate Tier: Full Benefits. This tier is not for everyone but there may be a few of you out there who are both working poets and fans of everything I write and do? 


You get the full works:


  • All my poetry books and the other Benefits of Tiers 1 to 4, including a feature slot on my monthly Online Open Mic and access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed
  • PLUS: My Go Creative! in Business books and my Alliance of Independent Authors's guide to creative self-publishing: How To Self-Publish for Pleasure and Profit 
  • PLUS: Email subscription to my two blogs: the Self-Publishing Advice Blog and my personal blog on OrnaRoss.com
  • PLUS the opportunity to join me and other creative entrepreneurs in an online Morning Creative Flow Practice (a meditation and f-r-e-e-writing session), each weekday Monday to Thursday.
  • PLUS access to a closed Go Creative! in Business Facebook group
  • All my novels


Essentially, all I produce as a writer, and as an advocate for independence and empowerment for creatives, is yours.


Together with my undying thanks for your super-generous support. And of course your listing on my website as a top-tier supporter.

Goals
$99 of $1,000 per month
Some people think it's unpoetic to have a goal of earning money from poetry. I understand that way of thinking. I used to think like that myself but through my actual experience, and my observation of other poets, I've come round to the opposite conclusion.

Although for a poet, profit is never our first motive, I now know that paying attention to what our readers value in our work makes us better, more engaged poets. Not writing to market but writing for fans and followers who get what we do. 

Thanks to the tools and techniques of the digital age, this is possible as never before. Today, we can receive support from a number of patrons, without having to derail our creative intentions, or dilute our creative principles. Whatever we write, there are enough readers worldwide.  

I explore these exciting commercial and creative opportunities in my own work and explain them here on Patreon, through my monthly Online Open Mic and Advice Clinic: The Prosperous Poet.

And so I have set this four-figure financial goal to show what's possible. I know I won't reach it without producing enough work that enough followers think has enough value.

When I do, I'll create two publications to celebrate and say "thank-you", one for readers, one for my fellow and sister poets:
  • A special-edition celebratory collection of poems. Gratitude: The Patreon Collection (for all patrons)
  • And a non-fiction guide to digital poetry publishing and online enterprise: The Prosperous Poet: Making A Living And A Life in Poetry (for poet patrons).
    By supporting this page, you become a patron of the arts,  a patron of one of the highest and oldest artforms.

    You empower me and other poets to follow our vocation. You help to keep poetry, and poetic values, alive in our culture.

    You are amazing and I am so grateful that you are here and willing to support this work in this way.

    Go raibh míle maith agat,


      Orna


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Hello! Do you love poetry? Or do you want to support my work? Both? Any which way, please, come on in...


I'm Orna Ross, novelist, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and, yes, poet. And here is where I offer exclusive poetry to my most loyal readers and followers: my dear Patreon patrons.

Here is also where I organize a monthly Online Open mic and Advice Clinic, "The Prosperous Poet" (see below), which draws on my work at ALLi to extend the new opportunities of digital publishing to poets.

So this Patreon page is not just about me. It is also a <g>warm,</g> welcoming audio space for poets, rappers and singer/songwriters, at every stage of development, to come and speak words arranged into poetry. And for anyone who is inspired by spoken word poetry to come and listen.

If you've been motivated or moved by my writing, or any of my work, please consider becoming a patron. If you already do support, then a deep bow, and THANK YOU. Go raibh míle, míle maith agat


The Power of Poetry


Poetry is important. Far from being dead, as some people claim, it matters more than ever in our fast-paced, distractable, digital times.

A poem is a sliver of magic. It comes at us sideways, catches us by surprise and insists that we pay creative attention. Poetry takes us to a deeper level within, to our internal source of spiritual wellbeing and creative flow.

To where, in the words of a recent poem I wrote ("Knowing Love"), "warm love enfolds us, holds us, leads us home."

I call it the font.

That's what all my work is about: opening that font for myself and others through the power of the spoken and written word. Your contribution supports that effort in a most meaningful way and truly matters to me.

With all my various work commitments, life is full of doings and distractions that want to keep me at the worldly level. Knowing you're here, offering your support on Patreon, helps me to return regularly to the font, to that level of being where poetry can happen.

Support Here.

Poetry and People Power

When I told a friend I wanted to help poets to earn a living from poetry, he said, "What! That's like trying to help people breathe underwater."

Once maybe, but no longer.

Like novelists, artists and other creatives, poets now have access to an amazing suite of digital and online tools. We're called "poetpreneurs" (mash-up of poet and entrepreneur) and like other independent authors and creative entrepreneurs, our job asks us to hold our need for creative passion and commercial profit in fine balance.

Not in opposition but allowing one to nurture the other.

    Through The Prosperous Poet monthly Online Open Mic & Advice Clinic, I aim to guide more poets towards online, creative enterprise and digital publishing: the new tools and techniques that have remade my own working life. And the lives of so many other writers and teachers, artists and activists, 
    In that segment of the show, I pass on everything I know from my own experience, and from working with so many other authors and creatives.
    The show also showcases some wonderful poetry and introduces pioneering poetpreneurs to new audiences for their work.
This small monthly event is part of a great online movement using the digital tools we all have now on our phones and computers to further something deeper than clickbait, celebrity gossip or news hyperbole.

As a poetry reader or a writer, you stand in opposition to this triviality and distraction. You take time to listen, to open your heart and soul to true communication, to be present.

People like you are rocking poetry, taking it out of dusty libraries into streets and pubs, political meetings and music festivals and yes, online. People young and old, of every color and creed, are discovering the power of words to heal, transform and inspire.

Join us.  


Choose A Support Tier Here


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Tiers
Reader Tier 1 Patron: Poetry Feed
$2 or more per month 9 patrons

Reader Patron Tier 1: Exclusive Poetry Feed + Free ebook.  You'll receive:


  • Access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed. Poems hot off the creative presses, with exclusive access for 90 days before anyone else gets to read them
  • PLUS be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com, as a Reader Patron (Tier 1). 
  • PLUS you'll receive a free Selected Poetry ebook, on signing up. 


Together with my heart-and-soul-felt thanks for your support--and your love of poetry.

Writer Patron Tier
$5 or more per month 4 patrons

Writer Patron: For POETS or aspiring poets. Sign up here to:


  • Register for a 5-min slot in monthly Online Open Mic, "The Prosperous Poet" (Registration form at Ornaross.com/open-mic and payment here on Patreon
  • PLUS the opportunity to have your questions about digital self-publishing answered on the show
  • PLUS the opportunity to be a featured poet in the Open Mic podcast
  • PLUS listing on my website, OrnaRoss.com
  • PLUS access to a Morning Creative Flow Practice (meditation and f-r-e-e-writing), daily Monday to Thursday
  • PLUS access to a Go Creative! in Business: Closed Facebook  group for "poetpreneurs"
  • PLUS: free ebook, on signing up
  • PLUS: access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed


Together, of course, with my thanks for your support and the. heartwarming knowledge that you are supporting other poets too. 


I look forward to working with you, showcasing your poetry and sharing the most recent tools and techniques for publishing your work, reaching your readers, and making a living and a life in  poetry

Reader Patron: Tier 2
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

Reader Patron Tier 2: Poetry Feed + EBooks.  You'll receive:


  • Access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed
  • PLUS be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com, as a Reader (Ebook) Patron
  • PLUS free Selected Poetry ebook, on signing up
  • PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published. And every book I will publish in future in ebook format, before its official release. 


Together with my heart-and-soul-felt thanks for your support--and your love of poetry.

Reader Patron Tier 3: Ebooks + Print
$15 or more per month 2 patrons

Reader Patron Tier 3: Poetry Feed + ebooks + print


Like print books? You'll receive:


  • Access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed
  • PLUS be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com, as a Print + Ebook Reader Patron. 
  • PLUS free Selected Poetry ebook, on signing up. 
  • PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published. And every book I will publish in future, in ebook format, before its official release. 
  • PLUS softback print editions of every poetry book I publish going forward, with signature and dedication. 


And my heart-and-soul-felt thanks for your support--and your love of poetry.

The Ultimate Patron
$25 or more per month 1 patron

The Ultimate Tier: Full Benefits. This tier is not for everyone but there may be a few of you out there who are both working poets and fans of everything I write and do? 


You get the full works:


  • All my poetry books and the other Benefits of Tiers 1 to 4, including a feature slot on my monthly Online Open Mic and access to my exclusive Patreon poetry feed
  • PLUS: My Go Creative! in Business books and my Alliance of Independent Authors's guide to creative self-publishing: How To Self-Publish for Pleasure and Profit 
  • PLUS: Email subscription to my two blogs: the Self-Publishing Advice Blog and my personal blog on OrnaRoss.com
  • PLUS the opportunity to join me and other creative entrepreneurs in an online Morning Creative Flow Practice (a meditation and f-r-e-e-writing session), each weekday Monday to Thursday.
  • PLUS access to a closed Go Creative! in Business Facebook group
  • All my novels


Essentially, all I produce as a writer, and as an advocate for independence and empowerment for creatives, is yours.


Together with my undying thanks for your super-generous support. And of course your listing on my website as a top-tier supporter.