Maxima Kahn is creating poems, essays, books, music, dances, collages…
29

patrons

$192
per month

Thank you for finding your way here!

In my heart and soul I am an artist. I have been obsessed with making art and the creative process my whole life. And if I don't do it for even a few weeks at a time, I start to feel very, very bad indeed.

I am a poet and writer, dancer and musician and teacher of creativity. I seek to bring beauty and truth, wonder and imagination, play and connection into the world through my art. As a teacher and coach, I help artists of all kinds to unleash their creativity and realize their dreams.

And I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my creations with you.

As a patron of mine here, you'll get not only first-look access to my creations, but also stories about the journey of creating them and getting them out in the world. You'll even get to see works-in-progress and my revision process. By being a patron, you'll see poems and hear music that no one else does. You’ll even get to give input at vital points along the journey. And you'll get a bunch of other extremely cool bonuses, which you can see when you press the Become a Patron button.

Read on or just become a patron now and start reaping the benefits!

What do I create?

Writing: I write lyric poems and essays that have been published in numerous venues. I write a blog on creativity and artful, soulful living, and I am always writing and revising new poems.

Lately, I am working on a book on how to ignite and sustain the fires of a creative life and actively seeking the right publisher for my book-length manuscript of poems, while studying how to become a better blogger.

I also have a couple of novels-in-progress, on hold right now.

When you become a patron, you'll learn about these projects and get to support their birth into the world.

Music: I am an award-winning composer and avant-garde violinist. These days I sometimes create and play music with my amazing music partner, Randy McKean, as the duo Sawbones.

Dance: I have met nearly every week for over 18 years with a small, devoted group of dancers. As the troupe Shadow Cabinet, we create wild, half-choreographed, half-improvised dance performances, with live music.

I'm at my best when I'm creating most. And that's where you come in.


Win Win

Society needs its artists to be trailblazers, way-showers, to make human life navigable and inspiring, to remind us of what matters most. To bring wonder, awe, provoke us and guide us to feel and experience more deeply, richly, fully.

Artists need to eat, to have a roof overhead, time and space, and the freedom from insane financial stress to be able to create. I also go through a heck of a lot of pens and paper and buy a lot of books.

Since I write poems and make avant-garde music and dance, the money has not exactly come flooding in every time I contribute a little gem of beauty, truth, inspiration or grace to our world. My last dance performance earned me $46. That doesn't even begin to cover the weekly cost of studio rental for our rehearsals.

I've lived most of my adult life with a heavy dose of financial challenge, as I've tried to salvage as much time as possible to make my art. I've sacrificed a lot for my art, and nonetheless, the demands of making a living mean that my creative projects move forward at a snail's pace.

Now I have reached a vital turning point. I have entered the birthing room. I need to devote myself to creating the best work I can and getting my work out in the world!

Running my teaching business requires a lot of time, energy and creativity, and the income is often inconsistent. I need to supplement it with a source of steady income, so I can make the beautiful, astonishing things that want to flow through me into the world.

Our world is in dire need of the best that each of us can give. But I can't do that alone. No artist can.

If you support me here, I can avoid imploding, which would be messy.

In the End, the Love You Take Is Equal to the Love You Make

You will be making a big difference by joining my merry band o' art-lovers here.

More creations will flow into our world, upsetting the power balance of the power mongers, who aren't very fond of values like compassion, generosity, integrity, heart, soul, wisdom, beauty and wildness—the very values my art upholds and seeks to bring forth. You'll get the amazing boost of juicy goodness from knowing that you had a hand in these creations being born.

But that's not all. . .


Immense waves of gratitude will immediately start winging their way to you, along with poems, essays and other objects of beauty, bringing magic to your life.

You can be a part of my creative tribe for as little as $3 a month (the price of a coffee these days).

What goes around comes around

For the past bazillion years I have donated over 10% of my gross (before taxes and expenses) income to charities, including a combination of social justice, environmental and arts causes.

I donate because I know the money I receive comes from Source. It is a blessing and a gift and is meant to flow where it's needed. It feels incredibly good to be a part of that flow of giving and receiving, and it promotes right relationship with money.

I want to invite you to step into the flow more fully by becoming one of my patrons, and see how it can bless your life.

To a world of art!

Love, big thanks and magic to you,
Maxima

P.S. You can find my teaching work, my fabulous blog Creative Sparks, and a handful of older poems at my website, BrilliantPlayground.com. My "author" website is coming soon.
Tiers
IMAGINATION
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
You are a beautiful, extraordinary being. You get:

o My love and deep gratitude.

o Access to my patron-only posts, featuring an insider look at my creative process and journey.

o First access to my new creations

o The satisfaction of knowing you are bringing forth art  into our world and contributing to a world where artists are valued for their contributions.

INSPIRATION
$6 or more per month 3 patrons
You are a light in our world and an inspiration to me and others. You get all of the above benefits plus:

o A extra juicy shot of poetic magic. Tune in and you'll feel it.

PLAY
$9 or more per month 9 patrons
You are a priceless creation. You get all of the above benefits, plus:                     

o Digital downloads of my writings as they get published in journals, so you can have them forever.    

WONDER
$18 or more per month 3 patrons
You are a miracle of being. You get all of the above benefits, plus:

o A signed copy of my chapbook of poems, What the Flowers Know.

BEAUTY
$27 or more per month 0 patrons
You are radiant. You get all of the above benefits, plus:

o A signed copy of any book of mine that gets published. (I'd send you one now if I had one!)

o An original, one-of-a-kind collage of mine, mailed to you.

GRACE
$90 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
If you exist, you are amazing and generous beyond words. You rock my world. You get ALL of the above benefits, plus:

o One poem dedicated to you, with your name on it wherever it goes in the world (unless you wish to be anonymous).

o Once a month, 30-minute Skype or phone call, just you and me. You can use this for mentoring of your own creative projects, on-the-spot editing feedback on your writing, life coaching (I am a life coach) or whatever else. 

o My undying gratitude!

Goals
29 of 100 patrons
This first goal, once reached, provides a major spark plug to my creativity and a beautiful tribe to share with here. This pays for me to work with professional editors, whose help makes a big difference in my work. When I reach this goal, I will commit to translating one more of Rilke's astonishing Sonnets to Orpheus from German into English each month. Of course, you'll be the first to see these translations.
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Thank you for finding your way here!

In my heart and soul I am an artist. I have been obsessed with making art and the creative process my whole life. And if I don't do it for even a few weeks at a time, I start to feel very, very bad indeed.

I am a poet and writer, dancer and musician and teacher of creativity. I seek to bring beauty and truth, wonder and imagination, play and connection into the world through my art. As a teacher and coach, I help artists of all kinds to unleash their creativity and realize their dreams.

And I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my creations with you.

As a patron of mine here, you'll get not only first-look access to my creations, but also stories about the journey of creating them and getting them out in the world. You'll even get to see works-in-progress and my revision process. By being a patron, you'll see poems and hear music that no one else does. You’ll even get to give input at vital points along the journey. And you'll get a bunch of other extremely cool bonuses, which you can see when you press the Become a Patron button.

Read on or just become a patron now and start reaping the benefits!

What do I create?

Writing: I write lyric poems and essays that have been published in numerous venues. I write a blog on creativity and artful, soulful living, and I am always writing and revising new poems.

Lately, I am working on a book on how to ignite and sustain the fires of a creative life and actively seeking the right publisher for my book-length manuscript of poems, while studying how to become a better blogger.

I also have a couple of novels-in-progress, on hold right now.

When you become a patron, you'll learn about these projects and get to support their birth into the world.

Music: I am an award-winning composer and avant-garde violinist. These days I sometimes create and play music with my amazing music partner, Randy McKean, as the duo Sawbones.

Dance: I have met nearly every week for over 18 years with a small, devoted group of dancers. As the troupe Shadow Cabinet, we create wild, half-choreographed, half-improvised dance performances, with live music.

I'm at my best when I'm creating most. And that's where you come in.


Win Win

Society needs its artists to be trailblazers, way-showers, to make human life navigable and inspiring, to remind us of what matters most. To bring wonder, awe, provoke us and guide us to feel and experience more deeply, richly, fully.

Artists need to eat, to have a roof overhead, time and space, and the freedom from insane financial stress to be able to create. I also go through a heck of a lot of pens and paper and buy a lot of books.

Since I write poems and make avant-garde music and dance, the money has not exactly come flooding in every time I contribute a little gem of beauty, truth, inspiration or grace to our world. My last dance performance earned me $46. That doesn't even begin to cover the weekly cost of studio rental for our rehearsals.

I've lived most of my adult life with a heavy dose of financial challenge, as I've tried to salvage as much time as possible to make my art. I've sacrificed a lot for my art, and nonetheless, the demands of making a living mean that my creative projects move forward at a snail's pace.

Now I have reached a vital turning point. I have entered the birthing room. I need to devote myself to creating the best work I can and getting my work out in the world!

Running my teaching business requires a lot of time, energy and creativity, and the income is often inconsistent. I need to supplement it with a source of steady income, so I can make the beautiful, astonishing things that want to flow through me into the world.

Our world is in dire need of the best that each of us can give. But I can't do that alone. No artist can.

If you support me here, I can avoid imploding, which would be messy.

In the End, the Love You Take Is Equal to the Love You Make

You will be making a big difference by joining my merry band o' art-lovers here.

More creations will flow into our world, upsetting the power balance of the power mongers, who aren't very fond of values like compassion, generosity, integrity, heart, soul, wisdom, beauty and wildness—the very values my art upholds and seeks to bring forth. You'll get the amazing boost of juicy goodness from knowing that you had a hand in these creations being born.

But that's not all. . .


Immense waves of gratitude will immediately start winging their way to you, along with poems, essays and other objects of beauty, bringing magic to your life.

You can be a part of my creative tribe for as little as $3 a month (the price of a coffee these days).

What goes around comes around

For the past bazillion years I have donated over 10% of my gross (before taxes and expenses) income to charities, including a combination of social justice, environmental and arts causes.

I donate because I know the money I receive comes from Source. It is a blessing and a gift and is meant to flow where it's needed. It feels incredibly good to be a part of that flow of giving and receiving, and it promotes right relationship with money.

I want to invite you to step into the flow more fully by becoming one of my patrons, and see how it can bless your life.

To a world of art!

Love, big thanks and magic to you,
Maxima

P.S. You can find my teaching work, my fabulous blog Creative Sparks, and a handful of older poems at my website, BrilliantPlayground.com. My "author" website is coming soon.

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Tiers
IMAGINATION
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
You are a beautiful, extraordinary being. You get:

o My love and deep gratitude.

o Access to my patron-only posts, featuring an insider look at my creative process and journey.

o First access to my new creations

o The satisfaction of knowing you are bringing forth art  into our world and contributing to a world where artists are valued for their contributions.

INSPIRATION
$6 or more per month 3 patrons
You are a light in our world and an inspiration to me and others. You get all of the above benefits plus:

o A extra juicy shot of poetic magic. Tune in and you'll feel it.

PLAY
$9 or more per month 9 patrons
You are a priceless creation. You get all of the above benefits, plus:                     

o Digital downloads of my writings as they get published in journals, so you can have them forever.    

WONDER
$18 or more per month 3 patrons
You are a miracle of being. You get all of the above benefits, plus:

o A signed copy of my chapbook of poems, What the Flowers Know.

BEAUTY
$27 or more per month 0 patrons
You are radiant. You get all of the above benefits, plus:

o A signed copy of any book of mine that gets published. (I'd send you one now if I had one!)

o An original, one-of-a-kind collage of mine, mailed to you.

GRACE
$90 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
If you exist, you are amazing and generous beyond words. You rock my world. You get ALL of the above benefits, plus:

o One poem dedicated to you, with your name on it wherever it goes in the world (unless you wish to be anonymous).

o Once a month, 30-minute Skype or phone call, just you and me. You can use this for mentoring of your own creative projects, on-the-spot editing feedback on your writing, life coaching (I am a life coach) or whatever else. 

o My undying gratitude!