Jesus Garay is creating song-inspired poetry
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patron

Hi, I'm Jesus, and I do two things whenever I have the chance - listen to music and write. Years ago I combined the two and started writing haiku from the songs I listened to at the time. Then it hit me - why not put it out for the world to read? So I created Haiku Mixtape, a series of weekly haiku inspired from my favorite songs. I post it on Instagram as well.

Why Patreon?
I believe I can push Haiku Mixtape into something bigger with your help. Putting it on Instagram helped refine my dedication and purpose when I saw the interest people put into my work. By placing it here, and having you on as a patron, I'll have more reason to push harder and create a stronger poetry anthology than I thought possible. 

What will my money do for you?

Well, I play around with photography and fonts and various odds and ends that sometimes cost money. Most of the time I have no problem making my mixtape images without them, but I have more options with cold, hard dinero. 

Do you have any experience?

I do have some, actually. I'm published in Chorusan anthology book edited by poetry great Saul Williams. To no surprise, my poem in the book is heavily music-inspired as well.

With your support, Haiku Mixtape could become more than a weekly project. I might even be able to launch some other projects I've had in mind as well. But for now, the songs and words keep me centered, and I hope you do as well. Thanks for reading.

Rewards
Opening Track
$1 or more per month
First, thank you for getting in on this crazy idea of mine. Now you you have access to my feed where you'll see "demos" (previous versions of older haiku) and haiku before they're posted anywhere else. I'll also be posting about my process, music, poetry, and all the little things in between.
White Label Group
$2 or more per month
You get everything from the Opening Track tier, plus access to two Patreon-exclusive haiku every month.
Paper Mixtape
$5 or more per month
All the rewards of Tiers 1 and 2 + you give me your favorite song, and I'll send you a personalized haiku via snail mail. 
Hijack The Mixtape
$7 or more per month
YOU CONTROL THE MIXTAPE FOR A MONTH. That means four (plus the two exclusives) curated to your tastes. Are you a country fan? Yeehaw, there you go. Want haiku where I add cat references? It becomes the Haiku Meowtape. It can get really weird real quick. We'll talk about it for a bit before I dive into it, of course, so I don't just suck for a month.
Goals
3% complete
Haiku Mixtape has been a digital-only project for years. I'd like to make a mixed-media book worthy of your fancy living room table. This would cover any lisencing fees and purchases needed to make that happen.
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Hi, I'm Jesus, and I do two things whenever I have the chance - listen to music and write. Years ago I combined the two and started writing haiku from the songs I listened to at the time. Then it hit me - why not put it out for the world to read? So I created Haiku Mixtape, a series of weekly haiku inspired from my favorite songs. I post it on Instagram as well.

Why Patreon?
I believe I can push Haiku Mixtape into something bigger with your help. Putting it on Instagram helped refine my dedication and purpose when I saw the interest people put into my work. By placing it here, and having you on as a patron, I'll have more reason to push harder and create a stronger poetry anthology than I thought possible. 

What will my money do for you?

Well, I play around with photography and fonts and various odds and ends that sometimes cost money. Most of the time I have no problem making my mixtape images without them, but I have more options with cold, hard dinero. 

Do you have any experience?

I do have some, actually. I'm published in Chorusan anthology book edited by poetry great Saul Williams. To no surprise, my poem in the book is heavily music-inspired as well.

With your support, Haiku Mixtape could become more than a weekly project. I might even be able to launch some other projects I've had in mind as well. But for now, the songs and words keep me centered, and I hope you do as well. Thanks for reading.

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Rewards
Opening Track
$1 or more per month
First, thank you for getting in on this crazy idea of mine. Now you you have access to my feed where you'll see "demos" (previous versions of older haiku) and haiku before they're posted anywhere else. I'll also be posting about my process, music, poetry, and all the little things in between.
White Label Group
$2 or more per month
You get everything from the Opening Track tier, plus access to two Patreon-exclusive haiku every month.
Paper Mixtape
$5 or more per month
All the rewards of Tiers 1 and 2 + you give me your favorite song, and I'll send you a personalized haiku via snail mail. 
Hijack The Mixtape
$7 or more per month
YOU CONTROL THE MIXTAPE FOR A MONTH. That means four (plus the two exclusives) curated to your tastes. Are you a country fan? Yeehaw, there you go. Want haiku where I add cat references? It becomes the Haiku Meowtape. It can get really weird real quick. We'll talk about it for a bit before I dive into it, of course, so I don't just suck for a month.