Sage Curtis

Sage Curtis

is creating Writing, Poetry

12

patrons

$47

per month
TL;DR: I'm a writer here with the goal of sharing my work with people who want to read it. Your patronage would support my submission fees, and eventually an angel-investment in a writer whose work I believe in. Subscribe for exclusive poetry, essays, book reviews, and weekly recaps of how I'm thinking about what's going on in this crazy, messed up world. 

I’m Sage Curtis: runner, dancer, dog-mom, feminist focused on intersectionalism, student, teacher, activist, but more than anything, writer. I’m primarily a poet, but I also work in opinion-editorials and personal essays.

I’m not creating a Patreon to start a writing career, but rather to sustain and further my work. I have a MFA in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco, a chapbook titled Trashcan Funeral (available for purchase from dancing girl press here), and have been published widely both in print and online.

My work circles the idea of generational trauma, especially from mother to daughter. I’m particularly interested in how our experiences seemed to be cyclical and coursing through our veins. For my work, this often manifests in exploring alcoholism and how our bodies are bruised by the ancestral. My poetry, especially, relies on the sonic-qualities of a big city--loudness, urgency, and sometimes a strange quiet.

So, what’s next?

A network to distribute my work to, and a proven following of people who want to read it. This will help me find my way to a career change in the future.

However, that requires submissions upon submissions. And most submissions require money. I spent over $1000 submitting my manuscript to contests in 2017. With Patreon support, I would be able to submit more freely without having it eat into my personal income (and Panther’s dinner money). 

I’ve always been a pay-it-forward kind of person, so, if I reach $250 a month in patronage, I would like to fund a mentorship relationship with a woman who has had less access to the writing and academic world. The plan would be to write with her, teach her how to critically edit her own work, help her learn the basics of submitting, pay her submission fees, and hopefully get her writing career started.

Ultimately, my biggest goals are to be able to write, teach, and mentor full-time. Right now, I am a copywriter from 9-5, and that takes up a lot of my mental energy. I love to to teach and talk about writing and literature, and make that my main focus. This Patreon is one avenue (as well as an outlet) for just that.
Tiers
Black Eyeliner
$2 or more per month
  • Personal note in your copy of Trashcan Funeral


  • ‘What In The World’: A Sage-specific weekly news breakdown
Lace
$5 or more per month
  • Weekly video recording of a poem or reading (after $100 mark)


  • Bi-monthly blog post (occasionally ft. the cutest pics ever of my pup, Panther)


  • Early announcements on readings and publications


  • Plus all previous rewards
Gold Glitter
$10 or more per month
  • Personal Instagram story: Ask me a question on @sagejustwrites and I’ll answer it (just DM me!)


  • Monthly book review


  • "What Sage Is Loving": A monthly draw for swag 


  • Plus all previous rewards
Combat Boots
$25 or more per month
  • Access to a curated list of social action poems by my favorite poets


  • Live monthly Skype sessions on requested topics (message me to claim)


  • Access to Patreon-exclusive poems


  • Plus all previous rewards
Lipstick
$50 or more per month
  •  Editing of one piece of yours up to five pages (message me to claim)


  • “The Story Behind the Story”: a talk on a craft of a poem of mine of your choosing (message me to claim)


  • Personalized monthly book recommendations (message me to claim)


  • Plus all previous rewards
Leather Jacket
$75 or more per month
  •  1:1 half-hour writing workshop via Skype (message me to claim)


  • ‘What In The World--Extended’: an in-depth monthly pop culture breakdown from Sage’s point of view


  •  A personalized thank you note sent to your door


  • Your name and a thank you note on my personal website: sagedaniellecurtis.com


  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$47 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 per month, I'll start recording a poem each week. 
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TL;DR: I'm a writer here with the goal of sharing my work with people who want to read it. Your patronage would support my submission fees, and eventually an angel-investment in a writer whose work I believe in. Subscribe for exclusive poetry, essays, book reviews, and weekly recaps of how I'm thinking about what's going on in this crazy, messed up world. 

I’m Sage Curtis: runner, dancer, dog-mom, feminist focused on intersectionalism, student, teacher, activist, but more than anything, writer. I’m primarily a poet, but I also work in opinion-editorials and personal essays.

I’m not creating a Patreon to start a writing career, but rather to sustain and further my work. I have a MFA in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco, a chapbook titled Trashcan Funeral (available for purchase from dancing girl press here), and have been published widely both in print and online.

My work circles the idea of generational trauma, especially from mother to daughter. I’m particularly interested in how our experiences seemed to be cyclical and coursing through our veins. For my work, this often manifests in exploring alcoholism and how our bodies are bruised by the ancestral. My poetry, especially, relies on the sonic-qualities of a big city--loudness, urgency, and sometimes a strange quiet.

So, what’s next?

A network to distribute my work to, and a proven following of people who want to read it. This will help me find my way to a career change in the future.

However, that requires submissions upon submissions. And most submissions require money. I spent over $1000 submitting my manuscript to contests in 2017. With Patreon support, I would be able to submit more freely without having it eat into my personal income (and Panther’s dinner money). 

I’ve always been a pay-it-forward kind of person, so, if I reach $250 a month in patronage, I would like to fund a mentorship relationship with a woman who has had less access to the writing and academic world. The plan would be to write with her, teach her how to critically edit her own work, help her learn the basics of submitting, pay her submission fees, and hopefully get her writing career started.

Ultimately, my biggest goals are to be able to write, teach, and mentor full-time. Right now, I am a copywriter from 9-5, and that takes up a lot of my mental energy. I love to to teach and talk about writing and literature, and make that my main focus. This Patreon is one avenue (as well as an outlet) for just that.

Recent posts by Sage Curtis

Tiers
Black Eyeliner
$2 or more per month
  • Personal note in your copy of Trashcan Funeral


  • ‘What In The World’: A Sage-specific weekly news breakdown
Lace
$5 or more per month
  • Weekly video recording of a poem or reading (after $100 mark)


  • Bi-monthly blog post (occasionally ft. the cutest pics ever of my pup, Panther)


  • Early announcements on readings and publications


  • Plus all previous rewards
Gold Glitter
$10 or more per month
  • Personal Instagram story: Ask me a question on @sagejustwrites and I’ll answer it (just DM me!)


  • Monthly book review


  • "What Sage Is Loving": A monthly draw for swag 


  • Plus all previous rewards
Combat Boots
$25 or more per month
  • Access to a curated list of social action poems by my favorite poets


  • Live monthly Skype sessions on requested topics (message me to claim)


  • Access to Patreon-exclusive poems


  • Plus all previous rewards
Lipstick
$50 or more per month
  •  Editing of one piece of yours up to five pages (message me to claim)


  • “The Story Behind the Story”: a talk on a craft of a poem of mine of your choosing (message me to claim)


  • Personalized monthly book recommendations (message me to claim)


  • Plus all previous rewards
Leather Jacket
$75 or more per month
  •  1:1 half-hour writing workshop via Skype (message me to claim)


  • ‘What In The World--Extended’: an in-depth monthly pop culture breakdown from Sage’s point of view


  •  A personalized thank you note sent to your door


  • Your name and a thank you note on my personal website: sagedaniellecurtis.com


  • Plus all previous rewards