Maw Knaw is creating poetry books, art/galleries/exhibitions, workshops, v/blogs
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First of all, welcome! I'm happy you've found this little web space of mine. My name is Devon. My artist name is Maw Knaw. I am a non-binary transgender poet and artist, based in Halfmoon New York.
My main goal the last several years has been to create a poetry book. At long last I've begun the editing process for a poetry manuscript titled 'Transference'. What began as a closure letter "to no one" turned into an exploration relating to the past, traumas and gender and the effect it has on relationships and ones community at large. I've experienced and learned many lessons the hard way in the mistakes I've made. After drifting from city to city the last couple years, I've finally set to do the work needed to bring this poetry collection to life.

I have several more goals in addition to creating a poetry collection. I am a visual artist, a painter and comic artist. Manga-style comics and political cartoons, impressionist/expressionist style paintings, wall murals, and custom album/book covers/artwork are a few examples of what I do. One current goal of mine is an art exhibition space where LGBTQ creatives can showcase their work.

In addition to this, I am in the process of developing a web comic series, a metaphysical fantasy splice of life from the perspective of a non-binary trans person named Cedric. Series title TBA.

As a teaching artist, I offer workshops and classes for poetry and acrylic painting. More more information, please feel free to message directly.

My main work experience is in food service. An occupation worthy of respect, but one that was not a fit for me. So right now, I'm in the process of changing career paths, which has resulted in a job at a crafts store. The folks are kind and laid back where I'm working now, but it doesn't pay well -- 

Ideally, yes, I want to make an actual living doing the things I love, which for me is art, writing and teaching. That's the dream and the hope of an individual who loves painting, is a poet and who wishes to share their knowledge with budding creatives... but who also has limited education (high school diploma, years of actual self taught practice and life experience) and a lack of accolades, certification and professional experience--

Bringing us here, to the creation of this Patreon andthe processes leading to a poetry manuscript, creation of a visual art space for LGBTQ creatives and workshops offered to folks with a desire to find their voice as artists. 
I humbly hope you will join me on this journey. Thank for your time and consideration. 
Tiers
Thank you for your support!
$5 or more per creation
For five dollars, you will receive  general updates on projects and occasional splice of life-y things like thoughts and opinions. This stuff does take energy and as I grow older I place more value on knowing the energy spent is appreciated. These posts will update once a day.
Poet-ers
$15 or more per creation
For fifteen dollars you will have access to previous benefits, plus new poems and "previews" of the actual poetry manuscript. 
Thank you sponsors
$50 or more per creation
This tier offers all previous tier benefits plus a custom painting/art piece and a signed copy of any book, chapbook or full length collection, when they reach completion/publication. Also, with your permission, I will thank you by name in these books for your support. 
First of all, welcome! I'm happy you've found this little web space of mine. My name is Devon. My artist name is Maw Knaw. I am a non-binary transgender poet and artist, based in Halfmoon New York.
My main goal the last several years has been to create a poetry book. At long last I've begun the editing process for a poetry manuscript titled 'Transference'. What began as a closure letter "to no one" turned into an exploration relating to the past, traumas and gender and the effect it has on relationships and ones community at large. I've experienced and learned many lessons the hard way in the mistakes I've made. After drifting from city to city the last couple years, I've finally set to do the work needed to bring this poetry collection to life.

I have several more goals in addition to creating a poetry collection. I am a visual artist, a painter and comic artist. Manga-style comics and political cartoons, impressionist/expressionist style paintings, wall murals, and custom album/book covers/artwork are a few examples of what I do. One current goal of mine is an art exhibition space where LGBTQ creatives can showcase their work.

In addition to this, I am in the process of developing a web comic series, a metaphysical fantasy splice of life from the perspective of a non-binary trans person named Cedric. Series title TBA.

As a teaching artist, I offer workshops and classes for poetry and acrylic painting. More more information, please feel free to message directly.

My main work experience is in food service. An occupation worthy of respect, but one that was not a fit for me. So right now, I'm in the process of changing career paths, which has resulted in a job at a crafts store. The folks are kind and laid back where I'm working now, but it doesn't pay well -- 

Ideally, yes, I want to make an actual living doing the things I love, which for me is art, writing and teaching. That's the dream and the hope of an individual who loves painting, is a poet and who wishes to share their knowledge with budding creatives... but who also has limited education (high school diploma, years of actual self taught practice and life experience) and a lack of accolades, certification and professional experience--

Bringing us here, to the creation of this Patreon andthe processes leading to a poetry manuscript, creation of a visual art space for LGBTQ creatives and workshops offered to folks with a desire to find their voice as artists. 
I humbly hope you will join me on this journey. Thank for your time and consideration. 

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Tiers
Thank you for your support!
$5 or more per creation
For five dollars, you will receive  general updates on projects and occasional splice of life-y things like thoughts and opinions. This stuff does take energy and as I grow older I place more value on knowing the energy spent is appreciated. These posts will update once a day.
Poet-ers
$15 or more per creation
For fifteen dollars you will have access to previous benefits, plus new poems and "previews" of the actual poetry manuscript. 
Thank you sponsors
$50 or more per creation
This tier offers all previous tier benefits plus a custom painting/art piece and a signed copy of any book, chapbook or full length collection, when they reach completion/publication. Also, with your permission, I will thank you by name in these books for your support.