Uchechi Kalu is creating Poetry & Spoken Word
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patrons

Thank You For Being Here

Thank you for being here. Thank you for being interested enough to show up and land on my Patreon page. I'm really glad you're here.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE VIDEO

I'm a poet and entrepreneur and I love language. I love its power to heal, to consume our hearts, to engage the questions that keep us awake at night and to give us a sense of belonging. That's why I'm here. I want us all to feel like we belong. And the best way I can do that is via the written and spoken word.

I'm an award-nominated poet and I'm lucky to have been published, and read my work on stages across the US (and a few global stages). I'm obsessed with the power of language, and I explore that via poetry and non fiction writing (blogging, stories, etc).

A few important things you should know:

-I will be creating (and sharing) work with you once a month.  If I do not create, you do not get charged.
-You can cancel your subscription at anytime.
-This is subscription, and not a donation. Patreon allows you to sign up for a paid subscription, which goes towards supporting the creativity of artists you want to support. This is an exchange. You pay a subscription, and I give you access to a stream of poetry content that I am creating on a monthly basis.
-You can subscribe for as little as $1, and each subscription tier comes with special perks. Check them out before subscribing.

The Backstory: How I Got Here

At 13, I got up and read my first poem at summer camp. To be honest, I did it because I had to come up with something for talent night and I did not sing, could not play an instrument in a band or bend my body in unique and interesting ways. After reading my poem, the audience of teenagers stood up for me.

Do you realize how difficult it is to get the attention of hormonal young folks enough for them to even clap?

I knew I was onto something.

I
had never felt like this before. Performing made me feel like I was part of something bigger. I felt like maybe I had found my purpose at a young age. I was one of the lucky ones.

Why I Want To Write Poetry For You
I want to create powerful experiences with an audience both on and offline.

The best way for me to do this is to have a Patreon profile. Over the last few years, I've had to turn the dial down on poetry and turn it way up with tech entrepreneurship. Tech has been more sustainable lately, and I've put my attention there. I've also had friends and strangers come up to me after a reading and say "you must keep doing this" and "how can I help you do this?"

I want to use poetry to sustain us during difficult times

"Everybody’s hurt. What is important, what corrals you, what bullwhips you, what drives you, torments you, is that you must find some way of using this to connect you with everyone else alive." ~James Baldwin

Right now, our world is hurting. I've watched the global devastation happening, and I want to add my voice to creating a new narrative. There's a lot of hate going around, and language has always been my strongest weapon. I want to help us all feel less alone on this journey. And I hope we can get there together.

In order to do this, I need to make sure this work is sustainable. I want to write full time. I want to bring my work to the digital stage and help us all find a way to move forward during divisive times.

If you know my work, subscribing might be an easy decision for you. If you don't know me, I understand if you feel hesitant.   I can't guarantee you will like everything I create, but I can tell you that I am writing from the heart. I can also say that I have 20 years of professional experience (including a creative writing degree) to back it up.

What does my subscription get me?

What I can tell you is that if you choose to subscribe, you will be receiving my writing and performances (poetry recordings) monthly. I am committing to doing this at least once a month starting in January of 2018.

Thank you for trusting me enough to read the whole thing!





 
Tiers
$1 Tier
$1 or more per creation
You're in!  I'll be sharing one poem a month and $1 gets you access to this content.  


+Access to patron only content.



$5 Tier
$5 or more per creation
$5 goes a long way in helping get my next book out there. Thank you so much! I know you have expenses that you can put $5 towards each month, and I am so grateful that you are choosing to subscribe to my poetry on Patreon. 




+Access to patron only content

+Sneak peak photos of upcoming content


$10 Tier
$10 or more per creation
Each month, I will do a Q&A and the patrons here will be able to ask me anything about my creative process, current work, etc. Have any questions about poetry? Wondering how I title my poems? Is there something about my process that could help you? Ask away!


+Access to patron only content 

+Access to monthly Q&A/Ask Me Anything session

+Access to early poem drafts

$50 Tier
$50 or more per creation
+Access to patron only content

+Access to monthly Q&A/Ask Me Anything session

+Access to early poem drafts

$500 Tier
$500 or more per creation
This is crazy, unbelievable and amazing. You're amazing! Thank you in advance! $500 level patron is an amazing human being. Everyone here amazes me, but you've got me wanting to add your name in the credits.  I don't know when the next publication will come out, but your name will be there when it does. Thank you so much!



+Access to patron only content

+Access to monthly Q&A/Ask Me Anything session

+Access to early poem drafts

+Mention in acknowledgements section of future publication


Thank You For Being Here

Thank you for being here. Thank you for being interested enough to show up and land on my Patreon page. I'm really glad you're here.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE VIDEO

I'm a poet and entrepreneur and I love language. I love its power to heal, to consume our hearts, to engage the questions that keep us awake at night and to give us a sense of belonging. That's why I'm here. I want us all to feel like we belong. And the best way I can do that is via the written and spoken word.

I'm an award-nominated poet and I'm lucky to have been published, and read my work on stages across the US (and a few global stages). I'm obsessed with the power of language, and I explore that via poetry and non fiction writing (blogging, stories, etc).

A few important things you should know:

-I will be creating (and sharing) work with you once a month.  If I do not create, you do not get charged.
-You can cancel your subscription at anytime.
-This is subscription, and not a donation. Patreon allows you to sign up for a paid subscription, which goes towards supporting the creativity of artists you want to support. This is an exchange. You pay a subscription, and I give you access to a stream of poetry content that I am creating on a monthly basis.
-You can subscribe for as little as $1, and each subscription tier comes with special perks. Check them out before subscribing.

The Backstory: How I Got Here

At 13, I got up and read my first poem at summer camp. To be honest, I did it because I had to come up with something for talent night and I did not sing, could not play an instrument in a band or bend my body in unique and interesting ways. After reading my poem, the audience of teenagers stood up for me.

Do you realize how difficult it is to get the attention of hormonal young folks enough for them to even clap?

I knew I was onto something.

I
had never felt like this before. Performing made me feel like I was part of something bigger. I felt like maybe I had found my purpose at a young age. I was one of the lucky ones.

Why I Want To Write Poetry For You
I want to create powerful experiences with an audience both on and offline.

The best way for me to do this is to have a Patreon profile. Over the last few years, I've had to turn the dial down on poetry and turn it way up with tech entrepreneurship. Tech has been more sustainable lately, and I've put my attention there. I've also had friends and strangers come up to me after a reading and say "you must keep doing this" and "how can I help you do this?"

I want to use poetry to sustain us during difficult times

"Everybody’s hurt. What is important, what corrals you, what bullwhips you, what drives you, torments you, is that you must find some way of using this to connect you with everyone else alive." ~James Baldwin

Right now, our world is hurting. I've watched the global devastation happening, and I want to add my voice to creating a new narrative. There's a lot of hate going around, and language has always been my strongest weapon. I want to help us all feel less alone on this journey. And I hope we can get there together.

In order to do this, I need to make sure this work is sustainable. I want to write full time. I want to bring my work to the digital stage and help us all find a way to move forward during divisive times.

If you know my work, subscribing might be an easy decision for you. If you don't know me, I understand if you feel hesitant.   I can't guarantee you will like everything I create, but I can tell you that I am writing from the heart. I can also say that I have 20 years of professional experience (including a creative writing degree) to back it up.

What does my subscription get me?

What I can tell you is that if you choose to subscribe, you will be receiving my writing and performances (poetry recordings) monthly. I am committing to doing this at least once a month starting in January of 2018.

Thank you for trusting me enough to read the whole thing!





 

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Tiers
$1 Tier
$1 or more per creation
You're in!  I'll be sharing one poem a month and $1 gets you access to this content.  


+Access to patron only content.



$5 Tier
$5 or more per creation
$5 goes a long way in helping get my next book out there. Thank you so much! I know you have expenses that you can put $5 towards each month, and I am so grateful that you are choosing to subscribe to my poetry on Patreon. 




+Access to patron only content

+Sneak peak photos of upcoming content


$10 Tier
$10 or more per creation
Each month, I will do a Q&A and the patrons here will be able to ask me anything about my creative process, current work, etc. Have any questions about poetry? Wondering how I title my poems? Is there something about my process that could help you? Ask away!


+Access to patron only content 

+Access to monthly Q&A/Ask Me Anything session

+Access to early poem drafts

$50 Tier
$50 or more per creation
+Access to patron only content

+Access to monthly Q&A/Ask Me Anything session

+Access to early poem drafts

$500 Tier
$500 or more per creation
This is crazy, unbelievable and amazing. You're amazing! Thank you in advance! $500 level patron is an amazing human being. Everyone here amazes me, but you've got me wanting to add your name in the credits.  I don't know when the next publication will come out, but your name will be there when it does. Thank you so much!



+Access to patron only content

+Access to monthly Q&A/Ask Me Anything session

+Access to early poem drafts

+Mention in acknowledgements section of future publication