Orna Ross is creating poetry and empowering other poets to publish
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patrons

Thank you for being here. My name is Orna Ross. I'm an author and poet, on a personal mission to empower other creatives through digital publishing and creative business.

As well as personally benefiting from your encouragement to write more poems myself, I'm also hoping to show people how Patreon can support poets and poetry in digital age.

People power is rocking poetry, taking it out into the streets and pubs and festivals and providing a new kind of patronage for poets.

In the past, only wealthy benefactors could afford to support poets and under that system, the poet had to commemorate the patron's ancestors and praise his doings. Can people-power set poets free to create? With your help, we can show that the answer is: YES.

Why We Need Poetry

A poem that works is a sliver of magic, transporting us beyond the conventional, the everyday, the mundane. A good poem comes at us sideways, catches us by surprise and then we are there: in the creative space between the words, in the space beyond place.

A poem does this while, at the same time, it is detailing the physicality of what is around us and what is within us. That's the magic: inner and outer are Illuminated together.

That's why a good poem will have strong images, not just abstract thoughts. And a unifying theme, not just random sense impressions.

A good poem is like a tree, rooting deep while reaching high.

Why I Write Poetry


Here is the poem I've written for my readers and patrons which explains the writing mission I am asking you to support:

The Writer’s Call: A Poem For My Patrons
Your words must clear the ground for love,
I heard it all declare.
I kissed my pen, swore this decree to air.

Then set to work on bended knee,
a childlike creep through house and street,
to clean through what’s encrusted there.

It’s done for you, kind reader, dear,
who walks my words across the page,
who seeks clear space in marks I make:

that glisten in your gleaning eye,
that shines with mine, us both to see
how in the clearing, all can be.



Becoming A Poetry Patron

I am creating a special poetry feed, for patrons only. You will receive a downloadable film poem of "The Writer's Call", as soon as you sign up PLUS a new poem every month.

And I have lots of other loveliness planned (see rewards). If I get enough patrons to make it lively, I will also create a closed forum for us, where we can connect with each other. (see goals).

I want to create a corner of the Internet where people can gather to celebrate the resilience of poetry and its renaissance in the digital age. And learn how it is possible to earn a living as a person devoted to poetry in the digital age.

The world needs more poetry. Poems invite us to pay creative attention, to wake up, to enter the imaginal, the world of dreams and imagination, the world of insights and inspiration.

Poetry returns us to ourselves. Our whole selves. Our true selves.

Become a patron today and please accept my endless appreciation for your support and encouragement ... and for your love of poetry.

Rewards
Digital Poetry Patron
$2 or more per month
Digital Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS you'll be the first to know when I publish a poetry book. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.
Ebook Poetry Patron
$10 or more per month
Ebook Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS a free ebook to download now. PLUS you will receive a free ebook of each of my new poetry pamphlets before publication, each containing ten new poems and an introduction listing and thanking patrons. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.
Poetry Lover Patron
$15 or more per month
Poetry Lover Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS an annual collector's item: a personally signed, limited-edition poetry patron's postcard, snail-mailed to your home, once a year. (The first on signing up and a new, subsequent card on the 1st of January each year). PLUS all the lower tier benefits including the free ebooks. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.
WB Yeats Poetry Patron
$30 or more per month
WB Yeats Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS a special limited-edition hardback book of WB Yeats iconic short stories "The Secret Rose" together with my novel about Yeats and Maud Gonne, snail-mailed to your home. This is a collector's item, published for the Yeats Centenary, a beautiful replica of his iconic first edition published in 1898. (More details about this book can be found on my website. https://www.ornaross.com/my-books/novels/secret-rose-special-edition/.)  PLUS all lower tier benefits, including the patron's postcards and ebooks. And, of course, my endless appreciation for your support and your love of poetry.
Working Poet In A Digital Age Patron
$50 or more per month
Working Poet In A Digital Age Patron. Want to learn how to make a living from poetry and/or another creative endeavor? You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS membership of my Creativist Club at Success Member (highest) Level, PLUS a monthly Q&A call with me. PLUS all lower tier benefits, except the Yeats book, including the patron's postcards and free ebooks. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.
Goals
4 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons I'll set up a closed online group for us to get to know each other
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Thank you for being here. My name is Orna Ross. I'm an author and poet, on a personal mission to empower other creatives through digital publishing and creative business.

As well as personally benefiting from your encouragement to write more poems myself, I'm also hoping to show people how Patreon can support poets and poetry in digital age.

People power is rocking poetry, taking it out into the streets and pubs and festivals and providing a new kind of patronage for poets.

In the past, only wealthy benefactors could afford to support poets and under that system, the poet had to commemorate the patron's ancestors and praise his doings. Can people-power set poets free to create? With your help, we can show that the answer is: YES.

Why We Need Poetry

A poem that works is a sliver of magic, transporting us beyond the conventional, the everyday, the mundane. A good poem comes at us sideways, catches us by surprise and then we are there: in the creative space between the words, in the space beyond place.

A poem does this while, at the same time, it is detailing the physicality of what is around us and what is within us. That's the magic: inner and outer are Illuminated together.

That's why a good poem will have strong images, not just abstract thoughts. And a unifying theme, not just random sense impressions.

A good poem is like a tree, rooting deep while reaching high.

Why I Write Poetry


Here is the poem I've written for my readers and patrons which explains the writing mission I am asking you to support:

The Writer’s Call: A Poem For My Patrons
Your words must clear the ground for love,
I heard it all declare.
I kissed my pen, swore this decree to air.

Then set to work on bended knee,
a childlike creep through house and street,
to clean through what’s encrusted there.

It’s done for you, kind reader, dear,
who walks my words across the page,
who seeks clear space in marks I make:

that glisten in your gleaning eye,
that shines with mine, us both to see
how in the clearing, all can be.



Becoming A Poetry Patron

I am creating a special poetry feed, for patrons only. You will receive a downloadable film poem of "The Writer's Call", as soon as you sign up PLUS a new poem every month.

And I have lots of other loveliness planned (see rewards). If I get enough patrons to make it lively, I will also create a closed forum for us, where we can connect with each other. (see goals).

I want to create a corner of the Internet where people can gather to celebrate the resilience of poetry and its renaissance in the digital age. And learn how it is possible to earn a living as a person devoted to poetry in the digital age.

The world needs more poetry. Poems invite us to pay creative attention, to wake up, to enter the imaginal, the world of dreams and imagination, the world of insights and inspiration.

Poetry returns us to ourselves. Our whole selves. Our true selves.

Become a patron today and please accept my endless appreciation for your support and encouragement ... and for your love of poetry.

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Rewards
Digital Poetry Patron
$2 or more per month
Digital Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS you'll be the first to know when I publish a poetry book. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.
Ebook Poetry Patron
$10 or more per month
Ebook Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS a free ebook to download now. PLUS you will receive a free ebook of each of my new poetry pamphlets before publication, each containing ten new poems and an introduction listing and thanking patrons. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.
Poetry Lover Patron
$15 or more per month
Poetry Lover Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS an annual collector's item: a personally signed, limited-edition poetry patron's postcard, snail-mailed to your home, once a year. (The first on signing up and a new, subsequent card on the 1st of January each year). PLUS all the lower tier benefits including the free ebooks. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.
WB Yeats Poetry Patron
$30 or more per month
WB Yeats Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS a special limited-edition hardback book of WB Yeats iconic short stories "The Secret Rose" together with my novel about Yeats and Maud Gonne, snail-mailed to your home. This is a collector's item, published for the Yeats Centenary, a beautiful replica of his iconic first edition published in 1898. (More details about this book can be found on my website. https://www.ornaross.com/my-books/novels/secret-rose-special-edition/.)  PLUS all lower tier benefits, including the patron's postcards and ebooks. And, of course, my endless appreciation for your support and your love of poetry.
Working Poet In A Digital Age Patron
$50 or more per month
Working Poet In A Digital Age Patron. Want to learn how to make a living from poetry and/or another creative endeavor? You'll get access to my patron-only, poetry-and-perks feed and be listed on my patron page at OrnaRoss.com, with a link to your own website. PLUS membership of my Creativist Club at Success Member (highest) Level, PLUS a monthly Q&A call with me. PLUS all lower tier benefits, except the Yeats book, including the patron's postcards and free ebooks. PLUS, of course, my endless appreciation for your support ... and for your love of poetry.