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

Hello! Welcome to my Patreon page. I'm a writer-- of novels, and film scripts and poetry. I also write books for other writers and creatives who want to make a living doing work they love and I run the Alliance of Independent Authors and the Creativist Club.

Alongside my own writing, I have a personal mission to empower other creatives through digital publishing and creative business.

So this Patreon page does two things:
  • gives my own poetry patrons first reading of my new poems, and other exclusive poetry bonuses and benefits.  
  • provides advice to other poets, or aspiring poets, on how to use Patreon to earn a living from writing poetry.
I'm hoping to prove just how much poetry still matters in our fast-paced, distractable, digital times. And also that making a living from poetry is now possible thanks to digital platforms like Patreon and social media.

People power is rocking poetry, taking it out into the streets and pubs and festivals. Can people-power also offer poets creative and financial freedom, through crowdsourced micro-payments? With your help, I'm hoping we can answer that question with a resounding: YES.

Why We Need Poetry

The world needs more poetry. A poem that works is a sliver of magic, transporting us beyond the conventional, the everyday, the mundane.

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.

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. A good poem will always have strong images, not just abstract thoughts. And a unifying theme, not just random sense impressions.

That's the magic. Inner and outer Illuminated together: that's poetry

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

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.

You will receive a film poem and audio version of "The Writer's Call", immediately on signing up as a patron at any level, PLUS my new poems exclusively to your inbox months in advance of being published elsewhere.

All patrons, beginning at the $1 tier, receive this poetry and then there are escalating options for those who would like more (see rewards, right). 

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

Tiers
Tier 1: Poetry Patron
$1 or more per month
Tier 1: Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only poetry feed and be the first to know whenever I publish a new poetry book.
Tier 2: Named Poetry Patron
$2 or more per month
Tier 2: Named Poetry Patron. You'll get all all the advantages of being a Poetry Patron (Tier 1 BENEFITS) 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. This is a collection of my favorites among the poems I wrote during those two years. 
Tier 3: Ebook Poetry Patron
$5 or more per month
Tier 3: Ebook Poetry Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being a Named Poetry Patron (Tier 1 and 2 BENEFITS) PLUS you'll receive my latest ebook to download PLUS every so often I will release discounts, giveaways and other offers for patrons at this level.


Tier 4: All Books Patron
$10 or more per month
Tier 4: All Books Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being an ebook patron (Tier, 1,2 & 3 BENEFITS) PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published, or will publish in future, before official release. 
Tier 5: All Books In All Formats Patron
$15 or more per month
Tier 5: All Books In All Formats Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being an All Books Patron (Tier, 1, 2, 3 & 4 BENEFITS) PLUS audiobook and print editions, with signature and dedication, and before they are officially released PLUS: each year, a collector's item: a Thank You For Being A Patron card, snail-mailed to your home. (The first on signing up as a Audio & Print Book Patron and a new card on the 1st of January each year). 
Tier 6: WB Yeats Patron [Limited]
$20 or more per month
Teir 6: WB Yeats  Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being an All Books in All Formats Patron (Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 BENEFITS) 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 copies of my novels about WB Yeats and the Gonne women in print, audio and ebook formats as they are published. And everything I write about WB Yeats (blog posts, articles, interesting links) emailed directly to you.
Tier 7: Working Poet In A Digital Age
$39 or more per month
Tier 7: Working Poet In A Digital Age: Want to learn how to make a living from poetry? You'll get all the advantages of being an All Books in All Formats Patron (Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 BENEFITS) PLUS membership of my Creativist Club at Success Member (highest) Level PLUS a daily creative practice session with me PLUS a monthly workshop with me to keep you on track in your creative business PLUS a mid-month message here on Patreon.com, specifically about the business of being a poet.
Goals
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I know it's very unpoetic of me to say that my goal is to earn four figures a month but I want to show that platforms like Patreon are creating new, exciting commercial and creative opportunities for poets. When I reach this 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 a writer-- of novels, and film scripts and poetry. I also write books for other writers and creatives who want to make a living doing work they love and I run the Alliance of Independent Authors and the Creativist Club.

Alongside my own writing, I have a personal mission to empower other creatives through digital publishing and creative business.

So this Patreon page does two things:
  • gives my own poetry patrons first reading of my new poems, and other exclusive poetry bonuses and benefits.  
  • provides advice to other poets, or aspiring poets, on how to use Patreon to earn a living from writing poetry.
I'm hoping to prove just how much poetry still matters in our fast-paced, distractable, digital times. And also that making a living from poetry is now possible thanks to digital platforms like Patreon and social media.

People power is rocking poetry, taking it out into the streets and pubs and festivals. Can people-power also offer poets creative and financial freedom, through crowdsourced micro-payments? With your help, I'm hoping we can answer that question with a resounding: YES.

Why We Need Poetry

The world needs more poetry. A poem that works is a sliver of magic, transporting us beyond the conventional, the everyday, the mundane.

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.

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. A good poem will always have strong images, not just abstract thoughts. And a unifying theme, not just random sense impressions.

That's the magic. Inner and outer Illuminated together: that's poetry

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

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.

You will receive a film poem and audio version of "The Writer's Call", immediately on signing up as a patron at any level, PLUS my new poems exclusively to your inbox months in advance of being published elsewhere.

All patrons, beginning at the $1 tier, receive this poetry and then there are escalating options for those who would like more (see rewards, right). 

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

Recent posts by Orna Ross

Tiers
Tier 1: Poetry Patron
$1 or more per month
Tier 1: Poetry Patron. You'll get access to my patron-only poetry feed and be the first to know whenever I publish a new poetry book.
Tier 2: Named Poetry Patron
$2 or more per month
Tier 2: Named Poetry Patron. You'll get all all the advantages of being a Poetry Patron (Tier 1 BENEFITS) 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. This is a collection of my favorites among the poems I wrote during those two years. 
Tier 3: Ebook Poetry Patron
$5 or more per month
Tier 3: Ebook Poetry Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being a Named Poetry Patron (Tier 1 and 2 BENEFITS) PLUS you'll receive my latest ebook to download PLUS every so often I will release discounts, giveaways and other offers for patrons at this level.


Tier 4: All Books Patron
$10 or more per month
Tier 4: All Books Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being an ebook patron (Tier, 1,2 & 3 BENEFITS) PLUS a copy of every poetry ebook I have ever published, or will publish in future, before official release. 
Tier 5: All Books In All Formats Patron
$15 or more per month
Tier 5: All Books In All Formats Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being an All Books Patron (Tier, 1, 2, 3 & 4 BENEFITS) PLUS audiobook and print editions, with signature and dedication, and before they are officially released PLUS: each year, a collector's item: a Thank You For Being A Patron card, snail-mailed to your home. (The first on signing up as a Audio & Print Book Patron and a new card on the 1st of January each year). 
Tier 6: WB Yeats Patron [Limited]
$20 or more per month
Teir 6: WB Yeats  Patron. You'll get all the advantages of being an All Books in All Formats Patron (Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 BENEFITS) 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 copies of my novels about WB Yeats and the Gonne women in print, audio and ebook formats as they are published. And everything I write about WB Yeats (blog posts, articles, interesting links) emailed directly to you.
Tier 7: Working Poet In A Digital Age
$39 or more per month
Tier 7: Working Poet In A Digital Age: Want to learn how to make a living from poetry? You'll get all the advantages of being an All Books in All Formats Patron (Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 BENEFITS) PLUS membership of my Creativist Club at Success Member (highest) Level PLUS a daily creative practice session with me PLUS a monthly workshop with me to keep you on track in your creative business PLUS a mid-month message here on Patreon.com, specifically about the business of being a poet.