Poet Jen Harris is creating Spoken Word Poetry
8

patrons

$60
per per Poetic Art
Why should you pledge your money so I can work? 
Because, without art, the world doesn't exist.
Without art, countless people across the globe are left feeling isolated,
alone,
as if they are the only ones experiencing the human condition. 
Art creates community and healing. 
This is why I am an artist. I believe that we as a species are interconnected in all things,
even the game of Capitalism. Without relative financial support, my art exists on a much smaller scale.
And I want to bring healing and light to the WORLD on a BIG scale. 

Hi. I'm Poet Jen Harris. 
Born and raised (I use that term loosely) in the United States, currently based in Kansas City. I have seen/done/been a lot of things in my short 3 decades: a former middle management corporate asshat, an overnight drive-thru manager, college student, journalist, freelancer, photographer, painter, SlamMaster, bartender, waitress, clerk, (you name it, I've done it) - I've been all over the map, literally and figuratively, and I've achieved varying levels of success with each of my endeavors. 
BUT THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED WHICH CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER: 
I struck artistic gold in 2012 when I discovered the relatively underground world of Slam Poetry. 
Since that first show in Berkeley, California, I've been addicted to the power of spoken word and the mental and emotional healing it provides.
I've always been a writer but until 2013 I was one of those cynical, self-loathing, woe-is-me, life is shit, let's get hammered writers. Then I discovered gratitude. The importance of being present. I almost died of loneliness until I learned being alone and being lonely are not even remotely the same thing. My writing changed instantly. 
I learned to love everyone and everything, self included. 
I took every lesson I'd ever learned and started to put them down on paper, one by one. 
I eliminated shame in my life by telling the truths about my traumas. 
Suddenly my truths became other people's truths. 
People started reaching out, saying, "Thank you, me too." 
We began to heal together, these strangers and I. 
We began to inspire one another. 
This is what I was born to do.
I've traveled as much as my current income will allow. 
I have the bills of someone who tried, unsuccessfully, to live a "normal" life.
You know, student loans & the likes. 
I'm not extravagant, but I do like to eat regularly. 
Despite the odds,
I have succeeded and now I work full time as an artist. 

So, why am I asking you to pledge recurring funds for my artistic endeavors? 

Well, it's too late for short but the least I can do is keep it simple: 

I have patched together employment which allows me ample time to create, but does not allow me an ample budget to take my work further than the Midwest on a regular basis. I want to create new work and travel the country presenting this work to people it can help. I'm doing it right now, but it would be much easier if you, as a patron, purchased a subscription to receive VIP access to my work.
Your patronage is much like that of a magazine subscription; you don't know what to expect next month, but you know the subject matter is of interest of you and therefore you're willing to see what happens.
I'll be releasing new work to YOU, my darling Patron, at LEAST once a month. 
My time will be spent writing and editing my next books, making new videos, cutting additional albums, rehearsing, touring to LGBT centers, women's advocacy rallies, colleges, poetry slams, places of worship, workshops, and open mics across the country. 
I am an artist who wants to save lives by spreading a humor-drenched message of hope and love. 
This is what I was born to do. 
Any contribution you can make to my life mission to love the world (whether it likes it or not) is eternally appreciated. 
Check out all the awesome stuff you'll receive for your contribution in the REWARDS tiers and check out my GOALS.  
You set your monthly donation budget, can change it at any time, can give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself.
It's all up to you. 
We're in this together, my friends.
Thank you. 
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per per Poetic Art
4 patrons
Yo. You're the best.  
At this tier you receive access to the Patron only feed which announces upcoming readings, performances, collaborative shows, sales and the general ramblings of my brain as it pertains to art and life.
Pledge $3 or more per per Poetic Art
1 patron
Yo. You are awesome.
At this tier you receive FIRST access to all my recorded work (downloadable MP3/WAV files) before they go public.
Pledge $5 or more per per Poetic Art
2 patrons
Oh man. Thanks for believing in me! 
At this tier you receive (everything in the above tiers) + sponsorship acknowledgement in EVERY SINGLE ONE of my future videos. This means your name (or your company name) will be listed in the credits. "This video brought to you by _____________________"  <---- Your name here!
Pledge $10 or more per per Poetic Art
1 patron
Whoa. Your commitment to my art and mission is heartwarming. Thank you! 
At this tier you receive (everything in the above tiers) + printed/signed copies of original handwritten work by yours truly. I will release this work twice a year. 
Pledge $20 or more per per Poetic Art
1 patron
WOW! Really? You're amazing. Thank you. 
At this tier you receive: 
  • access to all my recorded work (downloadable MP3/WAV files) before they go public. 
  • sponsorship acknowledgement in EVERY SINGLE ONE of my professionally-crafted future videos. 
  • printed/signed copies of original handwritten work by yours truly. 
  • AND permanent sponsorship on my website with your name, logo and weblink listed. 
  • >>>> Check out http://www.poetjenharris.com/sponsors/



Goals
$60 of $7,500 per per Poetic Art
Well, that's that - 50 shows in 50 states has been accomplished so now it's time to spread the power of poetic healing whether it's by gondola, bicyclette, or mula!
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Why should you pledge your money so I can work? 
Because, without art, the world doesn't exist.
Without art, countless people across the globe are left feeling isolated,
alone,
as if they are the only ones experiencing the human condition. 
Art creates community and healing. 
This is why I am an artist. I believe that we as a species are interconnected in all things,
even the game of Capitalism. Without relative financial support, my art exists on a much smaller scale.
And I want to bring healing and light to the WORLD on a BIG scale. 

Hi. I'm Poet Jen Harris. 
Born and raised (I use that term loosely) in the United States, currently based in Kansas City. I have seen/done/been a lot of things in my short 3 decades: a former middle management corporate asshat, an overnight drive-thru manager, college student, journalist, freelancer, photographer, painter, SlamMaster, bartender, waitress, clerk, (you name it, I've done it) - I've been all over the map, literally and figuratively, and I've achieved varying levels of success with each of my endeavors. 
BUT THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED WHICH CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER: 
I struck artistic gold in 2012 when I discovered the relatively underground world of Slam Poetry. 
Since that first show in Berkeley, California, I've been addicted to the power of spoken word and the mental and emotional healing it provides.
I've always been a writer but until 2013 I was one of those cynical, self-loathing, woe-is-me, life is shit, let's get hammered writers. Then I discovered gratitude. The importance of being present. I almost died of loneliness until I learned being alone and being lonely are not even remotely the same thing. My writing changed instantly. 
I learned to love everyone and everything, self included. 
I took every lesson I'd ever learned and started to put them down on paper, one by one. 
I eliminated shame in my life by telling the truths about my traumas. 
Suddenly my truths became other people's truths. 
People started reaching out, saying, "Thank you, me too." 
We began to heal together, these strangers and I. 
We began to inspire one another. 
This is what I was born to do.
I've traveled as much as my current income will allow. 
I have the bills of someone who tried, unsuccessfully, to live a "normal" life.
You know, student loans & the likes. 
I'm not extravagant, but I do like to eat regularly. 
Despite the odds,
I have succeeded and now I work full time as an artist. 

So, why am I asking you to pledge recurring funds for my artistic endeavors? 

Well, it's too late for short but the least I can do is keep it simple: 

I have patched together employment which allows me ample time to create, but does not allow me an ample budget to take my work further than the Midwest on a regular basis. I want to create new work and travel the country presenting this work to people it can help. I'm doing it right now, but it would be much easier if you, as a patron, purchased a subscription to receive VIP access to my work.
Your patronage is much like that of a magazine subscription; you don't know what to expect next month, but you know the subject matter is of interest of you and therefore you're willing to see what happens.
I'll be releasing new work to YOU, my darling Patron, at LEAST once a month. 
My time will be spent writing and editing my next books, making new videos, cutting additional albums, rehearsing, touring to LGBT centers, women's advocacy rallies, colleges, poetry slams, places of worship, workshops, and open mics across the country. 
I am an artist who wants to save lives by spreading a humor-drenched message of hope and love. 
This is what I was born to do. 
Any contribution you can make to my life mission to love the world (whether it likes it or not) is eternally appreciated. 
Check out all the awesome stuff you'll receive for your contribution in the REWARDS tiers and check out my GOALS.  
You set your monthly donation budget, can change it at any time, can give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself.
It's all up to you. 
We're in this together, my friends.
Thank you. 

Recent posts by Poet Jen Harris

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per per Poetic Art
4 patrons
Yo. You're the best.  
At this tier you receive access to the Patron only feed which announces upcoming readings, performances, collaborative shows, sales and the general ramblings of my brain as it pertains to art and life.
Pledge $3 or more per per Poetic Art
1 patron
Yo. You are awesome.
At this tier you receive FIRST access to all my recorded work (downloadable MP3/WAV files) before they go public.
Pledge $5 or more per per Poetic Art
2 patrons
Oh man. Thanks for believing in me! 
At this tier you receive (everything in the above tiers) + sponsorship acknowledgement in EVERY SINGLE ONE of my future videos. This means your name (or your company name) will be listed in the credits. "This video brought to you by _____________________"  <---- Your name here!
Pledge $10 or more per per Poetic Art
1 patron
Whoa. Your commitment to my art and mission is heartwarming. Thank you! 
At this tier you receive (everything in the above tiers) + printed/signed copies of original handwritten work by yours truly. I will release this work twice a year. 
Pledge $20 or more per per Poetic Art
1 patron
WOW! Really? You're amazing. Thank you. 
At this tier you receive: 
  • access to all my recorded work (downloadable MP3/WAV files) before they go public. 
  • sponsorship acknowledgement in EVERY SINGLE ONE of my professionally-crafted future videos. 
  • printed/signed copies of original handwritten work by yours truly. 
  • AND permanent sponsorship on my website with your name, logo and weblink listed. 
  • >>>> Check out http://www.poetjenharris.com/sponsors/