Shawn Young is creating Poetry
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Hello. My name is a Shawn and I am a writer/poet who has self-published several poetry chapbooks through Amazon and has had poetry featured in several literary magazines. Writing, to me, is a lifestyle, a compassion, compulsory, and is by no means simply a choice. In a sense, I have made poetry my business, and business is just like it was when I started...

With that, let me start by saying what many of you know is painfully obvious: poetry is a tough egg to crack in the lit world, as is producing a genuine online presence that doesn't appear canned or trite. So while I know that in the short term I won't become rich from writing poetry (and probably not in the long term either), I would at least like to make a lyrical impact on some people, maybe be able to buy a coffee with my work, and get famous after I die.

Short bio: I have been creating "art" for a very long time, long before I used the Internet as a vehicle. In September of 2011, during a graduate school project (yes, I have a MA and a lovely, large debt to go along with it), I began posting poetry on my personal website. It's been an interesting journey. I have around 500 followers who like what I write. They inspire and encourage me, but I feel like there needs to be more to this. 

That's where you come in. I hope you will join the community I am building here on Patreon. Thank you for reading and supporting. 
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Hello. My name is a Shawn and I am a writer/poet who has self-published several poetry chapbooks through Amazon and has had poetry featured in several literary magazines. Writing, to me, is a lifestyle, a compassion, compulsory, and is by no means simply a choice. In a sense, I have made poetry my business, and business is just like it was when I started...

With that, let me start by saying what many of you know is painfully obvious: poetry is a tough egg to crack in the lit world, as is producing a genuine online presence that doesn't appear canned or trite. So while I know that in the short term I won't become rich from writing poetry (and probably not in the long term either), I would at least like to make a lyrical impact on some people, maybe be able to buy a coffee with my work, and get famous after I die.

Short bio: I have been creating "art" for a very long time, long before I used the Internet as a vehicle. In September of 2011, during a graduate school project (yes, I have a MA and a lovely, large debt to go along with it), I began posting poetry on my personal website. It's been an interesting journey. I have around 500 followers who like what I write. They inspire and encourage me, but I feel like there needs to be more to this. 

That's where you come in. I hope you will join the community I am building here on Patreon. Thank you for reading and supporting. 

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Pledge $1 or more
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My gratitude, and I will cross-post from my blog to my Patreon page as usual; usually once a week.
Pledge $5 or more
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I will share with you two of my published poetry chapbooks in manuscript form. There are seven from which to choose.
Pledge $10 or more
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
I will share with you three of my published poetry chapbooks in manuscript form. There are seven of them to choose from. 
Pledge $15 or more per poem
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
I will share with you four of my published poetry chapbooks in manuscript form. There are seven from which to choose.
Pledge $20 or more
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I will share with you five of my published poetry chapbooks in manuscript form. There are seven from which to choose. 
Pledge $25 or more
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
I will share with you six of my published poetry chapbooks in manuscript form. There are seven from which to choose.   
Pledge $30 or more
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I will share with you all seven of my published chapbooks in manuscript form.
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You will receive all seven of my published poetry chapbooks in manuscript form, continued access to my weekly posts here, and early access to future chapbooks I publish.