Erica Mena

Erica Mena

is creating Art

12

patrons
I make art. Most of it is centered around words, language, and text. So call me a language artist. I'm a poet, a translator, a letterpress printer, a digital book designer, and I recently took up embroidering. I'm the Editor and Executive Director of Anomalous Press, and the former Executive Director of the American Literary Translators Association.

With support from patrons I will be able to devote more and more of my working hours to making new art. There are so many new projects I want to work on, and so few hours in the day. Help me devote more of those hours to making language-based art!
Tiers
Cyber Cats
$1 or more per month

Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too! 

Adventure Cats
$3 or more per month

Sneak previews of what I’m working on, and an advance opportunity to order limited handmade items, as well as occasional printed ephemera in the mail. Also, access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!

Also:
Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.

Sweet Cats
$5 or more per month

Two pieces of printed ephemera each month.  These will include note cards, postcards, bookmarks, small notebooks... basically whatever I‘ve been working on.

Also:

  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.
Cool Cats
$10 or more per month

Once a year, you’ll be offered a numbered hand-made limited edition letterpress printed broadside (your choice from what I've made that year or previous years).

Also:

  • Two pieces of letterpress printed ephemera a month.
  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.
Awesome Cats
$15 or more per month

Once every year, you’ll be offered a one-of-a-kind hand-embroidered postcard (which may be made as a gift for someone else, upon request).

Also:

  • Two pieces of letterpress printed ephemera a month. 
  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.
Super Cats
$25 or more per month

Once a year, you’ll be offered a one-of-a-kind hand-embroidered postcard! (May be made as a gift for someone else, upon request).


Also:

  • Once a year, you‘ll be offered a numbered hand-made limited edition letterpress printed broadside (your choice from what I've made that year or previous years).
  • Two pieces of letterpress printed ephemera a month.
  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.
Goals
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Being a queer, latinx, boricua, nonbinary, neurodivergant artist is hard, friends. My health insurance is expensive, as are my medications. This would cover my monthly medication cost. 
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I make art. Most of it is centered around words, language, and text. So call me a language artist. I'm a poet, a translator, a letterpress printer, a digital book designer, and I recently took up embroidering. I'm the Editor and Executive Director of Anomalous Press, and the former Executive Director of the American Literary Translators Association.

With support from patrons I will be able to devote more and more of my working hours to making new art. There are so many new projects I want to work on, and so few hours in the day. Help me devote more of those hours to making language-based art!

Recent posts by Erica Mena

Tiers
Cyber Cats
$1 or more per month

Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too! 

Adventure Cats
$3 or more per month

Sneak previews of what I’m working on, and an advance opportunity to order limited handmade items, as well as occasional printed ephemera in the mail. Also, access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!

Also:
Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.

Sweet Cats
$5 or more per month

Two pieces of printed ephemera each month.  These will include note cards, postcards, bookmarks, small notebooks... basically whatever I‘ve been working on.

Also:

  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.
Cool Cats
$10 or more per month

Once a year, you’ll be offered a numbered hand-made limited edition letterpress printed broadside (your choice from what I've made that year or previous years).

Also:

  • Two pieces of letterpress printed ephemera a month.
  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.
Awesome Cats
$15 or more per month

Once every year, you’ll be offered a one-of-a-kind hand-embroidered postcard (which may be made as a gift for someone else, upon request).

Also:

  • Two pieces of letterpress printed ephemera a month. 
  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.
Super Cats
$25 or more per month

Once a year, you’ll be offered a one-of-a-kind hand-embroidered postcard! (May be made as a gift for someone else, upon request).


Also:

  • Once a year, you‘ll be offered a numbered hand-made limited edition letterpress printed broadside (your choice from what I've made that year or previous years).
  • Two pieces of letterpress printed ephemera a month.
  • Access to my monthly Spotify working playlist. I listen to awesome music while I'm making art. You can too!
  • Access to my patreon-only posts (monthly), and a regular shout-out on my social media.