Brandon Leake

is creating Poetry

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Gwendolyn Brooks

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This tier is named after the phenomenal poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, who was the poet laureate of Illinois, became the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her second collection, Annie Allen.

The Dark Room Collective

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This community of writers gave voice to the next generation of black American poets. It was founded nearly 30 years ago in Boston by Thomas Sayers Ellis, Sharan Strange and Janice Lowe, who were dedicated to nurturing and supporting black poetics. It grew to include Major Jackson, Carl Phillips, Tisa Bryant and Kevin Young, along with Pulitzer Prize winners Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Tretheway, who was also honored as the poet laureate of the United States. 

Claudia Rankine

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A razor-sharp intellect reinventing the lyric poem and the use of documentary style in poetry, Rankine often turns a close eye to the intricacies of macro- and microaggressions in the United States. Her latest book, Citizen: An American Lyric, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.




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Hello and welcome to my Patreon Page! Here is where your assistance will aide greatly in the pursuit of changing the lives of children, teens, and others through poetry! 
As an artist my greatest goal has always been to represent my God well, to help others heal and not feel alone, and to express myself. If you are here it is because we agree/align on at least one of those three. So thank you for taking the time to come in and consider becoming a Patron. 
Your donations will earn you rewards and early access content made public as well as exclusive content for Patrons only. 
The usage of these funds will be the continued vitality of me as a person and my art, these funds will also be used to develop curriculum and build artistic opportunities for youth in the city of Stockton, CA. 
$160.09 of $2,000 per month
The goal has been set at $2000! As I prayed about it I was like, “That might be to large of a goal to reach.” Then God responded, “Is it larger than Me?” . . . . 
Touché God touché.
So yes our goal is $2000 monthly which will aide in providing notebooks for children, creating new curriculum to bring to schools and other locations, aide the travel to locations for the tour, and assist in paying for necessities (electricity, water, rent, etc.)
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