Raymond Camper is creating Collaborative Book Project
1

patron

$4
per month
I am an Iraq War Veteran and person of color who has chronicled the metamorphosis from a placid, idealistic soldier and Christian to a disillusioned, bitter and often cantankerous Antiwar Humanist.
Through this collection of poems, I also share pieces revolving around longing for love, lost loves, found loves, and childhood trauma. This project touches upon elements of philosophy, theology and various mental health states and frames of mind that I've found myself in during the entire evolutionary process of myself as a person of faith, as an American soldier, and as a person of color.
The poems within this project also touch upon being heartbroken, disillusioned, pissed off, but not giving up. This project touches upon the process of outgrowing old beliefs and old modes of seeing and existing based on wishful thinking, desperation and the need to feel something, anything better or more authentic, to the present day; where I'm daily straddling multiple worlds and realities on to be comfortable within the various tensions of being a veteran of yet another forgotten war; a man of color in a society where my life is devalued and marginalized, and a citizen that seems closer to the verge of political and societal dignity each and every day.

‘Shadowland America’ is the cumulative effort of my poetry, and the visual stylings and talents of my dear friends and collaborators Alicia Holder (Lili) and Amber Filkins. 

I am here to share this artwork with others and raise some additional funding in the hopes of having this book project reach more people, speed up the completion and launch of this project, and also for me to be able to connect with and support others in any capacity that I can. 
Tiers
Superstars
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone has to start somewhere, and anyone can be a superstar at $2 a month! You will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back! 
Rockstars
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You, my friend are a badass. At $5 a month,  you will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only posts, offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back!   AND a big THANK YOU in the completed project shout-outs AND a Shadowland America bookmark once they are printed out! 
Shadowland Ally
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
As an Ally, you are in this thing for realz. You will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only posts, offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back! AND a big THANK YOU in the completed project shout-outs AND a Shadowland America bookmark once they are printed out, AND an invite to do a virtual Q&A OR poetry-writing session with me!    
Shadowland Heros
$25 or more per month 0 of 60 patrons
At this level, you get it all:  You will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only posts, offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back! AND a big THANK YOU in the completed project shout-outs AND a Shadowland America bookmark once they are printed out, AND an invite to do a virtual Q&A OR poetry-writing session with me, AND a FREE, signed copy of Shadowland America when it is launched! All you pay is the shipping, how slick is that!?
Goals
$4 of $150 per month
$150 is going to allow me to create and print off some nifty, high quality promo materials such as bookmarks, postcards and flyers for reading events and gatherings as well as little thank you's to all of you fine folks, and I will make a video showing you some of these crafty and needed materials as well as thanking all of you from the bottom of my heart!
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I am an Iraq War Veteran and person of color who has chronicled the metamorphosis from a placid, idealistic soldier and Christian to a disillusioned, bitter and often cantankerous Antiwar Humanist.
Through this collection of poems, I also share pieces revolving around longing for love, lost loves, found loves, and childhood trauma. This project touches upon elements of philosophy, theology and various mental health states and frames of mind that I've found myself in during the entire evolutionary process of myself as a person of faith, as an American soldier, and as a person of color.
The poems within this project also touch upon being heartbroken, disillusioned, pissed off, but not giving up. This project touches upon the process of outgrowing old beliefs and old modes of seeing and existing based on wishful thinking, desperation and the need to feel something, anything better or more authentic, to the present day; where I'm daily straddling multiple worlds and realities on to be comfortable within the various tensions of being a veteran of yet another forgotten war; a man of color in a society where my life is devalued and marginalized, and a citizen that seems closer to the verge of political and societal dignity each and every day.

‘Shadowland America’ is the cumulative effort of my poetry, and the visual stylings and talents of my dear friends and collaborators Alicia Holder (Lili) and Amber Filkins. 

I am here to share this artwork with others and raise some additional funding in the hopes of having this book project reach more people, speed up the completion and launch of this project, and also for me to be able to connect with and support others in any capacity that I can. 

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Tiers
Superstars
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone has to start somewhere, and anyone can be a superstar at $2 a month! You will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back! 
Rockstars
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You, my friend are a badass. At $5 a month,  you will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only posts, offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back!   AND a big THANK YOU in the completed project shout-outs AND a Shadowland America bookmark once they are printed out! 
Shadowland Ally
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
As an Ally, you are in this thing for realz. You will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only posts, offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back! AND a big THANK YOU in the completed project shout-outs AND a Shadowland America bookmark once they are printed out, AND an invite to do a virtual Q&A OR poetry-writing session with me!    
Shadowland Heros
$25 or more per month 0 of 60 patrons
At this level, you get it all:  You will receive a big THANK YOU, access to Patron-only posts, offers and insights regarding the project progress, AND a follow-back! AND a big THANK YOU in the completed project shout-outs AND a Shadowland America bookmark once they are printed out, AND an invite to do a virtual Q&A OR poetry-writing session with me, AND a FREE, signed copy of Shadowland America when it is launched! All you pay is the shipping, how slick is that!?