Joanna Harker Shaw is creating Illustration, Poetry and Film Poems
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Hi! I'm Joanna Harker Shaw, I create illustrations and poetry and love cinematography. 

The poetry world is changing. We're not the print society we once were, and the poetry scene is consequently adapting, stepping onto the spoken word stages, becoming visual, and moving online. I love poetry that sings across mediums, that enchants my eyes and ears as well as my mind, and it is this kind of art I want to make. 

A little about my background - I have been writing and illustrating poems as long as I can recall.
In 2013 I independently published a book of poetry called Songs of the River. I teach creative writing workshops. I teach Gothic literature at St Mary's University, where I'm also I'm finishing off a PhD that's half literature and half creative language. The PhD is about my two favourites,Mary and Percy Shelley.

I have a great faith in the positive power of literature and the arts, and want to be a part of that - so I aim to create poetry that expresses a truth and ameliorates.
Tiers
The Little Wren
$1 or more per month
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Faithful Robin
$5 or more per month
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations 
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Elegant Hawk
$10 or more per month
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up. 
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases. 
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Wise Owl/ The Poet
$20 or more per month
  • If you're a budding poet, this is for you! You can send me one work every month and I'll return it with detailed creative constructive criticism, and advice on how to progress.
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up.
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Peregrine Falcon/ The Creative
$30 or more per month
  • If you're a creative wanting to get your work out there this is a great option. If you create music, poetry, stories, or art, I'll give you a shout out in my videos every two months and showcase your work- e.g. music playing in video or art displayed over audio reading of a poem (all with credit, obviously). 
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up.
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Joyful Skylark
$50 or more per month
  • A surprise print sent out to you in the first month you sign up. 
  • A commissioned illustration of any poem of your choice, sent to you in hardcopy (delivered in the second month). 
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) delivered to you in the third month. 
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Great Golden Eagle
$100 or more per month
  • A surprise goody bag of treats that includes books, art, and maybe even some tasty sweets- all sent out to you in the first month. 
  • A personal poem just for you, hand written and signed (delivered in the second month) 
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up. (delivered in the third month) 
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
Goals
43% complete
For my first goal- to set aside some time every month to write and illustrate one poem for my next collection. 
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Hi! I'm Joanna Harker Shaw, I create illustrations and poetry and love cinematography. 

The poetry world is changing. We're not the print society we once were, and the poetry scene is consequently adapting, stepping onto the spoken word stages, becoming visual, and moving online. I love poetry that sings across mediums, that enchants my eyes and ears as well as my mind, and it is this kind of art I want to make. 

A little about my background - I have been writing and illustrating poems as long as I can recall.
In 2013 I independently published a book of poetry called Songs of the River. I teach creative writing workshops. I teach Gothic literature at St Mary's University, where I'm also I'm finishing off a PhD that's half literature and half creative language. The PhD is about my two favourites,Mary and Percy Shelley.

I have a great faith in the positive power of literature and the arts, and want to be a part of that - so I aim to create poetry that expresses a truth and ameliorates.

Recent posts by Joanna Harker Shaw

Tiers
The Little Wren
$1 or more per month
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Faithful Robin
$5 or more per month
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations 
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Elegant Hawk
$10 or more per month
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up. 
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases. 
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Wise Owl/ The Poet
$20 or more per month
  • If you're a budding poet, this is for you! You can send me one work every month and I'll return it with detailed creative constructive criticism, and advice on how to progress.
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up.
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Peregrine Falcon/ The Creative
$30 or more per month
  • If you're a creative wanting to get your work out there this is a great option. If you create music, poetry, stories, or art, I'll give you a shout out in my videos every two months and showcase your work- e.g. music playing in video or art displayed over audio reading of a poem (all with credit, obviously). 
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up.
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Joyful Skylark
$50 or more per month
  • A surprise print sent out to you in the first month you sign up. 
  • A commissioned illustration of any poem of your choice, sent to you in hardcopy (delivered in the second month). 
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) delivered to you in the third month. 
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Receive an illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month
The Great Golden Eagle
$100 or more per month
  • A surprise goody bag of treats that includes books, art, and maybe even some tasty sweets- all sent out to you in the first month. 
  • A personal poem just for you, hand written and signed (delivered in the second month) 
  • A commissioned picture (maybe a portrait of you? maybe something you'd just love a drawing of?) when you first sign up. (delivered in the third month) 
  • Free ebook of Songs of the River & all subsequent releases.
  • Access to tutorials and all videos
  • Vote on subjects for poems & illustrations
  • Illustrated poem or film poem to your inbox every month