Ariel is creating confessional & haunting poetry in the Pacific Northwest
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I identify myself as a Pacific Northwest poet, as the emotive Pac NW definitely helps shape my poems and symbols and metaphors I use, I have been writing confessional and haunting poetry since 1976. Often compared to Sylvia Plath, it is not unusual for me to have several poems whispering to me through the day; the only way to quiet them is to write them down. Those poems can be quite noisy if I try to ignore them ...
Let's start with the TLDR summary - I have written lots of poetry, published lots of poetry and now, as a full-time poet, need your help to send those poems out in chapbooks, poetry collections, videos, audio and other publications!

So credentials ... I do have them! 
  • My most recent publishing credit is being one of the  Moments Before Midnight poet. Moments Before Midnight is a political poetry anthology exploring social, economic and environmental issues, with profits being donated to the ACLU. 
  • Composed over 1500 poems 
  • Official Ariel website on WordPress includes a blog offering daily poetry prompts. 
  • Audio files of my poems available on  Soundcloud. Video files on  Youtube.
  • Published credits include Print (such as Gold Man Review , AIMStatesman Journal, Salem Weekly)  Anthologies ( i.e. Through Her Eyes, Speaking Peace,  The Widow’s Handbook Moments Before Midnight) Online Journals (i.e. Unshod Quills, We Are 50 Poems, Literary Orphans) and International Venues (example UK Poetry Library).
  • My Crowleigh was featured as an award winner in one of Ireland's poetry festivals. 
  • As a poet, I participate in area events such as Speaking Peace, Salem Peace Mural Project & Silverton's Visual-Verbal.
  •  Member of Oregon State Poetry Association, Willamette Valley Poetry AssociationPoet Writing Collective, Scribe Writers Collective, Silverton Poetry Association, Stayton Second Sunday Series, Unshod Quills Writers Collective, and Willamette Writers, and was a past board member of Third Thursday Poets
  • Active participant of the Open Mics & Spoken Word events in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Frequent Featured Poet at Salem Poetry Project.
Well - WAS an active member, performer etc. The past few years have been unkind; I had an office job that supplemented my poetry and supported my family - a necessity for most bards (professional or amateur) these days. When my disabilities progressed to where I could no longer do office work, my manager tearfully advised me to finally follow my creative path as a full-time career. Sooooo ... here I am!
As a full-time poet. I have had poetry-lovers clamoring for me to publish chapbooks and to have my poetry be more accessible. .  But - like as in old - I have been unable to do this without a patron. With patrons, I hope to not only be able to afford food, elctricityy, paper, stamps, internet, website, but also to get chapbooks published & available, submit to paying venues & competitions, offer media with a more polished quality, and begin to offer poetry workshops & retreats. ... 
My goal ... to be one of those rare and mythical creatures - a paid poet.
Tiers
Prospective Patron
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Perspective Patron". 
Patron
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron" .
Supporting Patron
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporter of the Arts".  A custom poem written about you or about a person of your choice,
Maintaining Patron
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron of the Arts"  The previous benefits and a free eBook copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Enduring Patron
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporting Patron of the Arts".  All the previous benefits and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Major Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).  All the previous benefits  and a one-time private poetry reading for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing".
Top Patron of the Arts
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released). All the previous benefits  and a yearly private poetry reading (in person or via Skype) for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing". 
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My introduction to PAD's (Poem-A-Day challenges began years and years ago when Robert Lee Brewer (Writer's Digest) started the challenge on his WD Poetic Asides blog one November to offer us poets an alternative to the beginning national NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  Other PAD challenges have sprung up, patterned after it's success and now many have transitioned to April (now dubbed National Poetry Month). RLB has kept his November PAD challenge, but now has an April PAD challenge as well. 
RLB's beginning challenges actually introduced me to using "prompts" in writing poetry, and has taken my poems in directions and growth I never anticipated. And on the rare occasions I have had writer's block, these PAD challenges have "blown the dam's doors off it's hinges" by the end of the first day. I explore simile's I never knew existed, pull transferrable lessons from obscure sources; many of my most powerful poems were sparked by a PAD prompt, including my poem "Gray" available on YouTube.  
My poems from this 30-poems-in-30-days challenge will be uploaded to my WordPress blog in draft form - so you will be able to join in on the journey.
(Like NaPoWriMo & NaNoWriMo, editing and polishing are activities suggested to be postponed until the following month. The object here is just TO WRITE!)
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I identify myself as a Pacific Northwest poet, as the emotive Pac NW definitely helps shape my poems and symbols and metaphors I use, I have been writing confessional and haunting poetry since 1976. Often compared to Sylvia Plath, it is not unusual for me to have several poems whispering to me through the day; the only way to quiet them is to write them down. Those poems can be quite noisy if I try to ignore them ...
Let's start with the TLDR summary - I have written lots of poetry, published lots of poetry and now, as a full-time poet, need your help to send those poems out in chapbooks, poetry collections, videos, audio and other publications!

So credentials ... I do have them! 
  • My most recent publishing credit is being one of the  Moments Before Midnight poet. Moments Before Midnight is a political poetry anthology exploring social, economic and environmental issues, with profits being donated to the ACLU. 
  • Composed over 1500 poems 
  • Official Ariel website on WordPress includes a blog offering daily poetry prompts. 
  • Audio files of my poems available on  Soundcloud. Video files on  Youtube.
  • Published credits include Print (such as Gold Man Review , AIMStatesman Journal, Salem Weekly)  Anthologies ( i.e. Through Her Eyes, Speaking Peace,  The Widow’s Handbook Moments Before Midnight) Online Journals (i.e. Unshod Quills, We Are 50 Poems, Literary Orphans) and International Venues (example UK Poetry Library).
  • My Crowleigh was featured as an award winner in one of Ireland's poetry festivals. 
  • As a poet, I participate in area events such as Speaking Peace, Salem Peace Mural Project & Silverton's Visual-Verbal.
  •  Member of Oregon State Poetry Association, Willamette Valley Poetry AssociationPoet Writing Collective, Scribe Writers Collective, Silverton Poetry Association, Stayton Second Sunday Series, Unshod Quills Writers Collective, and Willamette Writers, and was a past board member of Third Thursday Poets
  • Active participant of the Open Mics & Spoken Word events in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Frequent Featured Poet at Salem Poetry Project.
Well - WAS an active member, performer etc. The past few years have been unkind; I had an office job that supplemented my poetry and supported my family - a necessity for most bards (professional or amateur) these days. When my disabilities progressed to where I could no longer do office work, my manager tearfully advised me to finally follow my creative path as a full-time career. Sooooo ... here I am!
As a full-time poet. I have had poetry-lovers clamoring for me to publish chapbooks and to have my poetry be more accessible. .  But - like as in old - I have been unable to do this without a patron. With patrons, I hope to not only be able to afford food, elctricityy, paper, stamps, internet, website, but also to get chapbooks published & available, submit to paying venues & competitions, offer media with a more polished quality, and begin to offer poetry workshops & retreats. ... 
My goal ... to be one of those rare and mythical creatures - a paid poet.

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Tiers
Prospective Patron
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Perspective Patron". 
Patron
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron" .
Supporting Patron
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporter of the Arts".  A custom poem written about you or about a person of your choice,
Maintaining Patron
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron of the Arts"  The previous benefits and a free eBook copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Enduring Patron
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporting Patron of the Arts".  All the previous benefits and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Major Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).  All the previous benefits  and a one-time private poetry reading for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing".
Top Patron of the Arts
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released). All the previous benefits  and a yearly private poetry reading (in person or via Skype) for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing".