Ariel

is creating confessional & haunting poetry in the Pacific Northwest

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I identify myself as a Pacific Northwest poet, as the emotive Pac NW definitely helps shape my poems and symbols and metaphors I use, I have been writing confessional and haunting poetry since 1976. Often compared to Sylvia Plath, it is not unusual for me to have several poems whispering to me through the day; the only way to quiet them is to write them down. Those poems can be quite noisy if I try to ignore them ...
Let's start with the TLDR summary - I have written lots of poetry, published lots of poetry and now, as a full-time poet, need your help to send those poems out in chapbooks, poetry collections, videos, audio and other publications!

So credentials ... I do have them! 
  • My most recent publishing credit is being one of the  Moments Before Midnight poet. Moments Before Midnight is a political poetry anthology exploring social, economic and environmental issues, with profits being donated to the ACLU. 
  • Composed over 1500 poems 
  • Official Ariel website on WordPress includes a blog offering daily poetry prompts. 
  • Audio files of my poems available on  Soundcloud. Video files on  Youtube.
  • Published credits include Print (such as Gold Man Review , AIMStatesman Journal, Salem Weekly)  Anthologies ( i.e. Through Her Eyes, Speaking Peace,  The Widow’s Handbook Moments Before Midnight) Online Journals (i.e. Unshod Quills, We Are 50 Poems, Literary Orphans) and International Venues (example UK Poetry Library).
  • My Crowleigh was featured as an award winner in one of Ireland's poetry festivals. 
  • Participant in area events such as Salem Poetry Project, Salem Peace Mural Project & Silverton's Visual-Verbal.
  • Member of Oregon State Poetry Association, Willamette Valley Poetry AssociationPoet Writing Collective, Scribe Writers Collective, Silverton Poetry Association, and Willamette Writers, and was a past board member of Third Thursday Poets
  • Active participant of the Open Mics & Spoken Word events in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Frequent Featured Poet at Salem Poetry Project.
As a full-time poet. I have had poetry-lovers clamoring for me to publish chapbooks and to have my poetry be more accessible.  But - like as in old - I have been unable to do this without a patron. With patrons, I hope to not only be able to afford food, electricity, paper, stamps, internet, website, but also to get chapbooks and poetry collections published & available, submit to paying venues & competitions, offer media with a more polished quality, and begin to offer poetry workshops & retreats. ... 
My goal ... to be one of those rare and mythical creatures - a paid poet.
Tiers
Prospective Patron
$2 or more per month
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Perspective Patron". 
Patron
$5 or more per month
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron" . a birthday poem writeen just for you.
Supporting Patron
$10 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporter of the Arts".  A custom poem written about you or about a person of your choice,
Maintaining Patron
$25 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron of the Arts"  The previous benefits and a free eBook copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Enduring Patron
$50 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporting Patron of the Arts".  All the previous benefits and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Major Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).  All the previous benefits  and a one-time private poetry reading for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing".
Top Patron of the Arts
$500 or more per month only 1 left
  Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released). All the previous benefits  and a yearly private poetry reading (in person or via Skype) for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing". 
Goals
$0 of $300 per month
Once I reach $300 a month, I can upgrade my website Ariel, Pacific NW Poet
Ariel, Pacific NW Poet houses Chasing Tiger, The Waiting Room, Bits of Cyn and my other poetry collections &  my blog -  that offers daily poetry prompts.
I already have purchased a Wordpress site; it was launched May 20, 2016. I post a daily poetry prompt every day and often accompany it with a poem. This site enables my poetry to have a solid online presence, a place to direct poetry lovers and editors <g>to</g> - and, especially, a place to share my newest work.
Wordpress is a yearly subscription, and monthly internet service needs to be maintained for this. I am on the low tier 'personal' plan, but would like to upgrade to the 'business' with would allow me to monetize the site and access the SEO tools.. 
To become a self-sufficient creative,  I do hope to monetize this blog, to create a small stable income revenue as part of a larger income.  This is not possible with Blogger; my Blogger sites have been phased out.
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I identify myself as a Pacific Northwest poet, as the emotive Pac NW definitely helps shape my poems and symbols and metaphors I use, I have been writing confessional and haunting poetry since 1976. Often compared to Sylvia Plath, it is not unusual for me to have several poems whispering to me through the day; the only way to quiet them is to write them down. Those poems can be quite noisy if I try to ignore them ...
Let's start with the TLDR summary - I have written lots of poetry, published lots of poetry and now, as a full-time poet, need your help to send those poems out in chapbooks, poetry collections, videos, audio and other publications!

So credentials ... I do have them! 
  • My most recent publishing credit is being one of the  Moments Before Midnight poet. Moments Before Midnight is a political poetry anthology exploring social, economic and environmental issues, with profits being donated to the ACLU. 
  • Composed over 1500 poems 
  • Official Ariel website on WordPress includes a blog offering daily poetry prompts. 
  • Audio files of my poems available on  Soundcloud. Video files on  Youtube.
  • Published credits include Print (such as Gold Man Review , AIMStatesman Journal, Salem Weekly)  Anthologies ( i.e. Through Her Eyes, Speaking Peace,  The Widow’s Handbook Moments Before Midnight) Online Journals (i.e. Unshod Quills, We Are 50 Poems, Literary Orphans) and International Venues (example UK Poetry Library).
  • My Crowleigh was featured as an award winner in one of Ireland's poetry festivals. 
  • Participant in area events such as Salem Poetry Project, Salem Peace Mural Project & Silverton's Visual-Verbal.
  • Member of Oregon State Poetry Association, Willamette Valley Poetry AssociationPoet Writing Collective, Scribe Writers Collective, Silverton Poetry Association, and Willamette Writers, and was a past board member of Third Thursday Poets
  • Active participant of the Open Mics & Spoken Word events in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Frequent Featured Poet at Salem Poetry Project.
As a full-time poet. I have had poetry-lovers clamoring for me to publish chapbooks and to have my poetry be more accessible.  But - like as in old - I have been unable to do this without a patron. With patrons, I hope to not only be able to afford food, electricity, paper, stamps, internet, website, but also to get chapbooks and poetry collections published & available, submit to paying venues & competitions, offer media with a more polished quality, and begin to offer poetry workshops & retreats. ... 
My goal ... to be one of those rare and mythical creatures - a paid poet.

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Tiers
Prospective Patron
$2 or more per month
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Perspective Patron". 
Patron
$5 or more per month
 Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron" . a birthday poem writeen just for you.
Supporting Patron
$10 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporter of the Arts".  A custom poem written about you or about a person of your choice,
Maintaining Patron
$25 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Patron of the Arts"  The previous benefits and a free eBook copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Enduring Patron
$50 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Supporting Patron of the Arts".  All the previous benefits and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).
Major Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month
Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released).  All the previous benefits  and a one-time private poetry reading for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing".
Top Patron of the Arts
$500 or more per month only 1 left
  Credit & Acknowledgment on the Ariel WordPress blog as "Major Patron of the Arts" and a free signed copy of the most recent to-be-released chapbook (when released). All the previous benefits  and a yearly private poetry reading (in person or via Skype) for you and 20 of your friends. Will also include inclusion in my nightly prayers as an "Appreciated Blessing".