Jason Tomlinson is creating spoken word poetry videos
43

patrons

$213
per month
In the fall of 1993 I lived in Burton, Michigan where I was a 15 year old sophomore at Valley Christian Academy. Around that time I had joined the staff of Word Up, a section of the Flint Journal that appeared every Sunday. At Word Up students were encouraged to submit all sorts of articles and write-ups including poetry. The creative atmosphere among the Word Up writers was just the sort that was ideal for me to write my first poem. So, one day in biology, I cranked out my first, Outcast’s Cry. It was instant satisfaction and I’ve never looked back.

Twenty -five years later my pen is as active as it ever has been. The poetry that flows has certainly found a home on the internet through YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, and Wordpress. Most of these mediums lend themselves pretty easily to my skill set except for one - YouTube. The professional standards that YouTube content producers must adhere to in order to maintain an appropriate level of relevance are lofty indeed. As a spoken word poet on YouTube, I have been producing content since 2010 in some form or fashion and several times I have partnered with professional independent film makers in order to present the best videos I can possibly make. One swiping scroll through my channel is proof enough that the videos I have produced in collaborative community with my creative partners are the most compelling presentations I’ve ever made. Fortunately, there is an opportunity for you to partner with us. As a public school teacher of seven years in Middle Tennessee you may imagine that my budget for professionally produced videos is non-existent and you would be right. Enter Patreon. Patreon is this amazing  organization that partners artists with supporters. If you believe in the spoken word poetry that I have been producing on YouTube then I invite you and your family to be a part of it. Right now, I am inviting individuals and families to join me as I seek to add creative expressions that bless everyone. Please consider coming alongside me, my family, and these outstanding film makers in order to produce the most excellent expressions of beauty and truth the world has ever seen.
Rewards
The Time Traveler
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
The Time Traveler reward will allow you to view videos a week before the general public. 
The Navigator
$6 or more per month 7 patrons
The Navigator reward will allow you creative license to tell me what category, license, or subject you want the next poem on my site to be about.
The Governor
$10 or more per month 12 of 20 patrons
The Governor reward will allow you to give me a specific assignment to write an original poem about. It can be for a friend, a family member, a celebrity, a hero, or even an enemy. 
The President
$20 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
The President reward combines the rewards of The Time Traveler, The Navigator, and The Governor. Additionally, you will receive an exclusive T shirt available only here. 
The People Person
$50 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
The People Person reward includes everything for all other levels plus two free passes a year for a live performace!
The Curator
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
The Curator reward includes all the other rewards plus all my books and albums!
The Monarch
$150 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
The ultimate level! The Monarch includes all the rewards for all the other levels plus I will come to your home or business and perform a show for you and whoever you want to come since you are royalty!
Goals
43 of 50 patrons
When I reach my goal of getting 50 patrons by May 31 then I will go to the neighborhood by the funeral home and hand out sausage and biscuits and post video of it on Facebook. 
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In the fall of 1993 I lived in Burton, Michigan where I was a 15 year old sophomore at Valley Christian Academy. Around that time I had joined the staff of Word Up, a section of the Flint Journal that appeared every Sunday. At Word Up students were encouraged to submit all sorts of articles and write-ups including poetry. The creative atmosphere among the Word Up writers was just the sort that was ideal for me to write my first poem. So, one day in biology, I cranked out my first, Outcast’s Cry. It was instant satisfaction and I’ve never looked back.

Twenty -five years later my pen is as active as it ever has been. The poetry that flows has certainly found a home on the internet through YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, and Wordpress. Most of these mediums lend themselves pretty easily to my skill set except for one - YouTube. The professional standards that YouTube content producers must adhere to in order to maintain an appropriate level of relevance are lofty indeed. As a spoken word poet on YouTube, I have been producing content since 2010 in some form or fashion and several times I have partnered with professional independent film makers in order to present the best videos I can possibly make. One swiping scroll through my channel is proof enough that the videos I have produced in collaborative community with my creative partners are the most compelling presentations I’ve ever made. Fortunately, there is an opportunity for you to partner with us. As a public school teacher of seven years in Middle Tennessee you may imagine that my budget for professionally produced videos is non-existent and you would be right. Enter Patreon. Patreon is this amazing  organization that partners artists with supporters. If you believe in the spoken word poetry that I have been producing on YouTube then I invite you and your family to be a part of it. Right now, I am inviting individuals and families to join me as I seek to add creative expressions that bless everyone. Please consider coming alongside me, my family, and these outstanding film makers in order to produce the most excellent expressions of beauty and truth the world has ever seen.

Recent posts by Jason Tomlinson

Rewards
The Time Traveler
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
The Time Traveler reward will allow you to view videos a week before the general public. 
The Navigator
$6 or more per month 7 patrons
The Navigator reward will allow you creative license to tell me what category, license, or subject you want the next poem on my site to be about.
The Governor
$10 or more per month 12 of 20 patrons
The Governor reward will allow you to give me a specific assignment to write an original poem about. It can be for a friend, a family member, a celebrity, a hero, or even an enemy. 
The President
$20 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
The President reward combines the rewards of The Time Traveler, The Navigator, and The Governor. Additionally, you will receive an exclusive T shirt available only here. 
The People Person
$50 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
The People Person reward includes everything for all other levels plus two free passes a year for a live performace!
The Curator
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
The Curator reward includes all the other rewards plus all my books and albums!
The Monarch
$150 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
The ultimate level! The Monarch includes all the rewards for all the other levels plus I will come to your home or business and perform a show for you and whoever you want to come since you are royalty!