Melanie Farley

Melanie Farley

is creating Poetry, Memoir

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Hi, I'm Melanie. I am a poet, writer, and intuitive healer based in Philly. I have been writing poems ever since I read a poem by a neighbor and realized that people like me could write poems, too. That was more than 20 years ago.

I started this Patreon to humbly ask you to support my writing and art work. 

What I've done so far:
I have an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts, and I published a small book of poems called things we have in writing POEMS (for Z) with dancing girl press in 2017. Also in 2017, I collaborated with sound artist and musicologist, Joe Pfender on a multimedia poetry & performance art piece called coughing is a form of love, which was performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia as a part of IMPROTECH 2017. I have had essays and poems published in Entropy Magazine, and my work was translated into Romanian as part of an anthology of Philadelphia poets put out by Contemporary Literary Horizons. For a little over a year, I also ran an online literary magazine called SOUND:POETREE:: Fanzine, which showcased interdisciplinary artists from around the world.

What I'm working on now (your rewards):
Right now, I am working on a series of personal essays about my relationship with my grandmother, who raised me after my mom died of a drug overdose when I was 12. (I usually tell people my mom died in a car accident - sort of true, since she was in a car at the time.) It is the most vulnerable I have ever been in my work. But, I'm learning that, sometimes, telling your story in the truest way you know can be a great service to the world. And letting yourself be seen is so healing.

I am also working on another small book of poems - this time a collaboration with my friend Yaquelin Laporte, who creates beautiful watercolor paintings. You can find her on instagram @yaquiartalive. She will provide paintings, and I will write poems to go with them - then we'll make a book together. 

Each month, you will receive 1-3 essays or poems from me (depending on length). I will also post regular patron-only videos and updates. But most importantly, you will know that you are helping an emerging artist make her way in the world. Thank you. I am so grateful for your support. 

Note: When you subscribe, I will also add you to my email list! (: 
Tiers
bird by bird
$3 or more per month

You will receive 1-3 poems or essays each month that will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to lead with your heart. You will also receive a social media shout out for your support. 

things we have in writing
$15 or more per month only 10 left

You will receive 1-3 poems or essays each month that will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to lead with your heart. You will receive a social media shout out for your support. 


AND you will also receive a copy of my book of poems, things we have in writing POEMS (for Z), published by dancing girl press, or handmade by me. (limited supply)

Hi, I'm Melanie. I am a poet, writer, and intuitive healer based in Philly. I have been writing poems ever since I read a poem by a neighbor and realized that people like me could write poems, too. That was more than 20 years ago.

I started this Patreon to humbly ask you to support my writing and art work. 

What I've done so far:
I have an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts, and I published a small book of poems called things we have in writing POEMS (for Z) with dancing girl press in 2017. Also in 2017, I collaborated with sound artist and musicologist, Joe Pfender on a multimedia poetry & performance art piece called coughing is a form of love, which was performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia as a part of IMPROTECH 2017. I have had essays and poems published in Entropy Magazine, and my work was translated into Romanian as part of an anthology of Philadelphia poets put out by Contemporary Literary Horizons. For a little over a year, I also ran an online literary magazine called SOUND:POETREE:: Fanzine, which showcased interdisciplinary artists from around the world.

What I'm working on now (your rewards):
Right now, I am working on a series of personal essays about my relationship with my grandmother, who raised me after my mom died of a drug overdose when I was 12. (I usually tell people my mom died in a car accident - sort of true, since she was in a car at the time.) It is the most vulnerable I have ever been in my work. But, I'm learning that, sometimes, telling your story in the truest way you know can be a great service to the world. And letting yourself be seen is so healing.

I am also working on another small book of poems - this time a collaboration with my friend Yaquelin Laporte, who creates beautiful watercolor paintings. You can find her on instagram @yaquiartalive. She will provide paintings, and I will write poems to go with them - then we'll make a book together. 

Each month, you will receive 1-3 essays or poems from me (depending on length). I will also post regular patron-only videos and updates. But most importantly, you will know that you are helping an emerging artist make her way in the world. Thank you. I am so grateful for your support. 

Note: When you subscribe, I will also add you to my email list! (: 

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Tiers
bird by bird
$3 or more per month

You will receive 1-3 poems or essays each month that will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to lead with your heart. You will also receive a social media shout out for your support. 

things we have in writing
$15 or more per month only 10 left

You will receive 1-3 poems or essays each month that will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to lead with your heart. You will receive a social media shout out for your support. 


AND you will also receive a copy of my book of poems, things we have in writing POEMS (for Z), published by dancing girl press, or handmade by me. (limited supply)