Orna Ross is creating poetry and empowering poets to publish with purpose, for profit
15

patrons

$80
per month
Hello! Welcome to my Patreon page. I'm Orna Ross, a writer of novels, film scripts, non-fiction and poetry. 

Alongside my own writing, I'm on a personal mission to empower other creatives, through digital publishing and creative enterprise. So I also write guidebooks for authors and creative movers and makers of all kinds. And I run the  Alliance of Independent Authors and the  Creativist Club.

My Patreon page, though, is just for poetry. It offers patrons a new inspirational poem on the first day of each month, and the poem is exclusive to patrons for at least 90 days.

From October 2018, I'm also offering a monthly "Ask Me Anything" podcast to poets who want to take advantage of digital tools and techniques to make a living from writing and publishing poetry.

Poetry and People Power

People power is rocking poetry, taking it out of books and dusty libraries into streets and pubs, political meetings and festivals. Can people power also offer creative and financial freedom to poets and songwriters? With your help, I'm hoping we can demonstrate that the answer to that question is a resounding: YES.

I'm hoping also to show that poetry still matters in our fast-paced, distractable, digital times. And that social media, global audiences and crowdsourced micropayments can generate a viable and sustainable income stream even from the minority artform of poetry.

Why I Write Poetry

A poem that works is a sliver of magic, transporting us beyond the surface of life.

Poems invite us to pay creative attention, to wake up, to enter the imaginal, to remember our dreams, to value insights and inspiration. Poetry returns us to ourself, our whole self, our truest self.

A good poem comes at us sideways, catches us by surprise, drops us into that place beyond place: the creative space between the words.

It does this by detailing what's physically true (that's why a good poem will always have strong images, not just conceptual thought, and what is also universally, conceptually true (which is why a good poem will also have a unifying theme (not just random sense impressions).

That's the magic: conceptual and physical, inner and outer, material and spiritual illuminated, each in the other.

That's poetry.

The Writer’s Call: A Poem For My Readers

Here is one of the very first poems I ever wrote, about writing itself. It explains my writing mission and what happens when two imaginations, the writer's and the reader's, come together within the words of an inspirational poem.

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.

As a thank you, you will receive a film poem and audio version of "The Writer's Call" on signing up as a patron (at any level).

Thank You

If you do decide to become a patron today, please accept my appreciation for your support and encouragement of my work.

With all my various commitments, it can get busy at times. Knowing you love poetry enough to be here encourages me to turn from the daily doings and give myself over to the place the poetry comes from.

Tiers
Tier 1: Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Tier 1: Patron. You'll get access to some of my poetry feed and be the first to know when I publish a new poetry book.
Named Poetry Reader Patron: Tier 2
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
Tier 2: Named Poetry Reader Patron. You'll get access to my poetry patron feed PLUS you'll be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com as a patron, PLUS you'll receive a free ebook: Selected Poetry 2012-2014, on signing up. 
NEW ADDITION: Poetry Writer Patron
$5 or more per month 1 patron
NEW ADDITION: Poetry Writer Patron. You write poetry too? You'd like to make a living as a poet or songwriter? Each month I answer your questions about writing and publishing poetry and how to make a living as a poet or songwriter in an POETS: ASK ME ANYTHING AUDIO SHOW. This audio show is exclusive to my Patreon Poet Patrons. You will also receive a free MONTHLY WORKSHOP about doing creative business the creative way and the opportunity to join me, each Monday to Thursday, in a MORNING CREATIVE FLOW PRACTICE (a meditation and f-r-e-e-writing session) on Facebook live. AND you'll be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com as a poetry writer patron
Tier 4: All EBooks Patron
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Tier 4: All EBooks Reader Patron. You'll get the benefits of being an ebook patron (Tier 2 BENEFITS) PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published, or will publish in future, before its official release. 
Tier 5: Print and EBook Patron
$15 or more per month 2 of 500 patrons
Tier 5: Print and ebook Patron. Prefer print? You'll get all the advantages of being an All ebooks Patron (Tier 4 BENEFITS) PLUS print editions of each book, with signature and dedication, and new books before they are officially released. 
Goals
$80 of $1,000 per month
I know it's extremely unpoetic to say that my goal here is to earn money from poetry--but I hope to show that platforms like Patreon are creating new, exciting commercial and creative opportunities for poets. When I reach this financial monthly goal I'll create a guidebook and Masterclass Series: "How To Make A Living As A Poet."
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Hello! Welcome to my Patreon page. I'm Orna Ross, a writer of novels, film scripts, non-fiction and poetry. 

Alongside my own writing, I'm on a personal mission to empower other creatives, through digital publishing and creative enterprise. So I also write guidebooks for authors and creative movers and makers of all kinds. And I run the  Alliance of Independent Authors and the  Creativist Club.

My Patreon page, though, is just for poetry. It offers patrons a new inspirational poem on the first day of each month, and the poem is exclusive to patrons for at least 90 days.

From October 2018, I'm also offering a monthly "Ask Me Anything" podcast to poets who want to take advantage of digital tools and techniques to make a living from writing and publishing poetry.

Poetry and People Power

People power is rocking poetry, taking it out of books and dusty libraries into streets and pubs, political meetings and festivals. Can people power also offer creative and financial freedom to poets and songwriters? With your help, I'm hoping we can demonstrate that the answer to that question is a resounding: YES.

I'm hoping also to show that poetry still matters in our fast-paced, distractable, digital times. And that social media, global audiences and crowdsourced micropayments can generate a viable and sustainable income stream even from the minority artform of poetry.

Why I Write Poetry

A poem that works is a sliver of magic, transporting us beyond the surface of life.

Poems invite us to pay creative attention, to wake up, to enter the imaginal, to remember our dreams, to value insights and inspiration. Poetry returns us to ourself, our whole self, our truest self.

A good poem comes at us sideways, catches us by surprise, drops us into that place beyond place: the creative space between the words.

It does this by detailing what's physically true (that's why a good poem will always have strong images, not just conceptual thought, and what is also universally, conceptually true (which is why a good poem will also have a unifying theme (not just random sense impressions).

That's the magic: conceptual and physical, inner and outer, material and spiritual illuminated, each in the other.

That's poetry.

The Writer’s Call: A Poem For My Readers

Here is one of the very first poems I ever wrote, about writing itself. It explains my writing mission and what happens when two imaginations, the writer's and the reader's, come together within the words of an inspirational poem.

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.

As a thank you, you will receive a film poem and audio version of "The Writer's Call" on signing up as a patron (at any level).

Thank You

If you do decide to become a patron today, please accept my appreciation for your support and encouragement of my work.

With all my various commitments, it can get busy at times. Knowing you love poetry enough to be here encourages me to turn from the daily doings and give myself over to the place the poetry comes from.

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Tiers
Tier 1: Patron
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Tier 1: Patron. You'll get access to some of my poetry feed and be the first to know when I publish a new poetry book.
Named Poetry Reader Patron: Tier 2
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
Tier 2: Named Poetry Reader Patron. You'll get access to my poetry patron feed PLUS you'll be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com as a patron, PLUS you'll receive a free ebook: Selected Poetry 2012-2014, on signing up. 
NEW ADDITION: Poetry Writer Patron
$5 or more per month 1 patron
NEW ADDITION: Poetry Writer Patron. You write poetry too? You'd like to make a living as a poet or songwriter? Each month I answer your questions about writing and publishing poetry and how to make a living as a poet or songwriter in an POETS: ASK ME ANYTHING AUDIO SHOW. This audio show is exclusive to my Patreon Poet Patrons. You will also receive a free MONTHLY WORKSHOP about doing creative business the creative way and the opportunity to join me, each Monday to Thursday, in a MORNING CREATIVE FLOW PRACTICE (a meditation and f-r-e-e-writing session) on Facebook live. AND you'll be listed on my website, OrnaRoss.com as a poetry writer patron
Tier 4: All EBooks Patron
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Tier 4: All EBooks Reader Patron. You'll get the benefits of being an ebook patron (Tier 2 BENEFITS) PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published, or will publish in future, before its official release. 
Tier 5: Print and EBook Patron
$15 or more per month 2 of 500 patrons
Tier 5: Print and ebook Patron. Prefer print? You'll get all the advantages of being an All ebooks Patron (Tier 4 BENEFITS) PLUS print editions of each book, with signature and dedication, and new books before they are officially released.