silvi alcivar (the poetry store) is creating typewriter poetry & art & life
48
patrons
$237
per month
by joining the poetry store’s patreon community, or offering a donation, you're supporting art, poetry, healing, and true connection in an increasingly disconnected world. 

in the 11 years i’ve been writing poems on demand, i’ve typed tens of thousands of poems, met twice as many people, shown thousands of art pieces at galleries, been featured in a documentary and the radio, worked hundreds of events. mostly, i’ve listened to SO many stories! the heart wrenching (dead babies, parents, partners and pets, suicide attempts, romantic break ups, divorces, evictions, fires) and the heart warming (marriages thriving after 60 years, love finding love, adopting a rescue animal, having a baby, surviving cancer, getting married, donating a kidney).

it’s an incredible honor to be trusted to put these experiences into words, to be paid for it! and sometimes it’s a lot to hold all that is human about being human, to listen with my entire self, to write poems on the spot, to keep going because people want and need poems, and because this is the work of my life.

steady reliable income (patreon!) will allow me to continue to do this work with my whole self and help me risk in the direction of new pathways for my art like:
  • teaching poetry in nursing homes and underserved communities (my favorite thing!)
  • speaking to youth and corporate people about the power of community and writing as a way of healing
  • offering writing workshops to help people find their voice and hone their craft
  • opening up space and time to focus on my own writing projects, see especially publishing books!
i’m also hoping patreon will be the place where i can:
  • share more stories about who i meet and what happens when i do the work
  • share poems that i write just for me
  • offer more opportunity for you to know me and for me to know you
  • afford to make regular donations to charitable causes
  • help me connect to myself and us connect to each other (yay community!)
for less than the price of a cup of coffee—$1 a day/$12 a month—you are contributing to the continuation of poetry and art in san francisco and you are changing my life.

thank you for being here. for being you. for believing in the arts. for believing in me. i love you.

in poetry and so much gratitude,
silvi

p.s. if you don't want to subscribe to another email or service, but you want to support, donate via my site, paypal, vemno (@silvialcivar), or square.

OR: just share this page and/or my work. i am so grateful for that support too. 

______________________________
let's connect on Instagram or Facebook
Tiers
membership bunny
$1 or more per month
  • patreon exclusive newsletter, members only posts, stories, first dibs on new work and workshops, Q& A, and more!
  • monthly pic of my bunnies 
  • supporting art, poetry, healing, and true connection in an increasingly disconnected world
  • my deep and true gratitude 
  • all patrons who contribute for 1 year will receive a bunny membership pin! 
bunny superstar
$3 or more per month
  • all previous perks 
  • plus: invite to member only events online and in person! 
inbox bunny
$5 or more per month
  • patreon exclusive monthly poem in your inbox
  • all previous perks
double inbox bunny
$10 or more per month
  • two monthly poems in your inbox
  • all previous perks
  • my deep and true gratitude 
video bunny
$20 or more per month
  • i'll send a little video or audio of my fave poems by poets i love. sometimes i'll read my own poems too.   
  • all previous perks
art & print bunny
$50 or more per month
  • get a poetry postcard, handtyped letter, or print every month! (prints will be high quality digital or analog snail mailed) 
  • get added to the roll call of beautiful bunnies which i'll post on my blog & newsletter & instagram monthly 
  • all previous perks
on-demand bunny
$500 or more per month only 5 left
  • i’ll fly out to your event and write custom poems on-demand for you and your guests! includes airfare & accommodations + surprises! (only once per calendar year) 
  • my undying gratitude! 
  • all previous perks
Goals
$237 of $500 per month
reaching this goal will mean my studio rent is completely paid for every month! wow! 

in gratitude and celebration, i'll probably cry a little. i'll also send a hand typed poem to every patron who helped me reach this milestone. 
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by joining the poetry store’s patreon community, or offering a donation, you're supporting art, poetry, healing, and true connection in an increasingly disconnected world. 

in the 11 years i’ve been writing poems on demand, i’ve typed tens of thousands of poems, met twice as many people, shown thousands of art pieces at galleries, been featured in a documentary and the radio, worked hundreds of events. mostly, i’ve listened to SO many stories! the heart wrenching (dead babies, parents, partners and pets, suicide attempts, romantic break ups, divorces, evictions, fires) and the heart warming (marriages thriving after 60 years, love finding love, adopting a rescue animal, having a baby, surviving cancer, getting married, donating a kidney).

it’s an incredible honor to be trusted to put these experiences into words, to be paid for it! and sometimes it’s a lot to hold all that is human about being human, to listen with my entire self, to write poems on the spot, to keep going because people want and need poems, and because this is the work of my life.

steady reliable income (patreon!) will allow me to continue to do this work with my whole self and help me risk in the direction of new pathways for my art like:
  • teaching poetry in nursing homes and underserved communities (my favorite thing!)
  • speaking to youth and corporate people about the power of community and writing as a way of healing
  • offering writing workshops to help people find their voice and hone their craft
  • opening up space and time to focus on my own writing projects, see especially publishing books!
i’m also hoping patreon will be the place where i can:
  • share more stories about who i meet and what happens when i do the work
  • share poems that i write just for me
  • offer more opportunity for you to know me and for me to know you
  • afford to make regular donations to charitable causes
  • help me connect to myself and us connect to each other (yay community!)
for less than the price of a cup of coffee—$1 a day/$12 a month—you are contributing to the continuation of poetry and art in san francisco and you are changing my life.

thank you for being here. for being you. for believing in the arts. for believing in me. i love you.

in poetry and so much gratitude,
silvi

p.s. if you don't want to subscribe to another email or service, but you want to support, donate via my site, paypal, vemno (@silvialcivar), or square.

OR: just share this page and/or my work. i am so grateful for that support too. 

______________________________
let's connect on Instagram or Facebook

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Tiers
membership bunny
$1 or more per month
  • patreon exclusive newsletter, members only posts, stories, first dibs on new work and workshops, Q& A, and more!
  • monthly pic of my bunnies 
  • supporting art, poetry, healing, and true connection in an increasingly disconnected world
  • my deep and true gratitude 
  • all patrons who contribute for 1 year will receive a bunny membership pin! 
bunny superstar
$3 or more per month
  • all previous perks 
  • plus: invite to member only events online and in person! 
inbox bunny
$5 or more per month
  • patreon exclusive monthly poem in your inbox
  • all previous perks
double inbox bunny
$10 or more per month
  • two monthly poems in your inbox
  • all previous perks
  • my deep and true gratitude 
video bunny
$20 or more per month
  • i'll send a little video or audio of my fave poems by poets i love. sometimes i'll read my own poems too.   
  • all previous perks
art & print bunny
$50 or more per month
  • get a poetry postcard, handtyped letter, or print every month! (prints will be high quality digital or analog snail mailed) 
  • get added to the roll call of beautiful bunnies which i'll post on my blog & newsletter & instagram monthly 
  • all previous perks
on-demand bunny
$500 or more per month only 5 left
  • i’ll fly out to your event and write custom poems on-demand for you and your guests! includes airfare & accommodations + surprises! (only once per calendar year) 
  • my undying gratitude! 
  • all previous perks