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In the interest of some financial need, I am making 8 eBooks/PDFs of my work available for sale to those who might be interested.
They’ll only be available here for the moment; all were previously offered as rewards to various tiers of my Patreon subscribers, a program I will be continuing there, btw.
The titles include:
— Three annual “best of” collections from 2017, 2018, and 2019
— “Then Play On,” a chapbook of poems about music
— “Pushpins and Thumbtacks,” a volume about icons and cliches of American culture
— “Noted In Passing,” from 2012 that was a limited edition written for a single feature
— “White Pages,” my collection of poems related to race and its role in my life
— “Decay Diary,” a collection of poems about aging
Minimal # of repeats among the collections.
I’m working on converting them all into both PDF and ePUB format over the next day or so. Right now, I have them all as PDFs and four of them as ePUBs.
If you are interested, let me know. Right now thinking 1 for $5 through Paypal, 3 for $12. We can talk about more if you want more.
Please let me know if you are interested through my email at tony.w.brown AT gmail.
Thanks in advance,
I’m taking a small break from poetry at the moment to concentrate on a couple of other projects…
While you’re waiting, thought I’d take a moment to suggest that you give the other side of the creative coin some time by listening to the work of my band, The Duende Project, on Spotify.
Here’s a link to our latest album, a live set recorded just about a year ago in Providence, RI.
We are also on all the other streaming services as well.
Very pleased to note that Radius, an excellent online journal, has nominated my poem “The Patriarchy Apologizes” for a 2018 Pushcart Prize.
You can read the nomination essay and link to the nomination poems here.
Thanks to the editorial staff at Radius for the honor.
Just finished uploading a new eBook, “Pushpins And Thumbtacks,” to my Patreon site as an exclusive for my patrons. It’s a short collection of 10 poems on icons and cliches of American culture revisited, mostly recent and some developed as a result of prompts from patrons themselves.
While all of the poems appear here on the blog, I find that pulling together collections of them helps to focus and increase their impact.
I’ve decided to cut way back on my poetry writing and posting for the next month.
It’s important, I think, to lie fallow now and then and recharge. As it is, I’ve posted an average of one poem a day on the blog since 2010, so taking a bit of time away from it all doesn’t seem too outrageous an idea in the pursuit of better poetry.
This decision is also prompted by a really, REALLY busy work schedule for my business in April, including a fair amount of travel to handle multiple sessions for one client. I’m taking next week off for vacation and then plunging into the mess.
I hope my hiatus will not drive you away, especially those of you who are new readers. Plenty of poems here to read!
Thanks, and see you soon,
Just wanted to call out the fact that of late, there’s been a MASSIVE influx of interest in the blog, with hits jumping from 20-30 a day to the 130-160 a day range. Thank you if you’re part of the new surge.
If you like what I’m doing, you can support my continued efforts with a monthly contribution to my Patreon site. For as little as $1 a month, you can gain access to exclusive behind the scenes posts on my work, critical essays on the work, and special collections — chapbooks and eBooks for the regular patrons.
While I guarantee that all the content here will always be free and available to all, I think the extra, curated content is a valuable extra.
If you’re interested, the link for that site is here. Patreon site
Thanks in advance, and as always, thank you to my readers whatever your choice here. Knowing you are out there is very comforting to me.
I don’t mention my Patreon site here very often, mostly because it’s chugging along fairly well through social media exposure alone. That said, I’ve started a new project there that involves audience participation of sorts, and I’d feel bad if I didn’t offer you all a chance to get in on the fun.
The description is on the sit for patrons only, but the gist of it is that I’m working on a series with an aim toward creating a book at some point that will be available to patrons before anyone else sees it, as well as some tiered rewards that I’m still developing.
If you’d like to get in on the fun, you can for as little as one dollar a month minimum pledge.
Information about how Patreon works and how to get involved can be found here:
Tony’s Patreon site, of course.
Thought I would take a second to update you all on the Patreon site I use to help support my work.
I’ve had a couple of patrons drop from the site in the last couple of months due to other financial obligations. Completely understandable, and no shame attached.
That said…just wanted to say that even if you can’t become a patron for an artist’s work, letting other people know about it through social media sharing and word of mouth can be a big help.
On my site, even a minimum pledge of a dollar a month gets you weekly patron-only posts about the work, and right now I’ve even made an exclusive eBook available for download for ALL patrons — a “Best of” collection of poems from 2017. It’s right there waiting for everyone and anyone who pledges.
Thanks again to everyone, patron or not, for any and all of your support.
Well, I have officially posted 335 new poems (including a few heavily revised oldies that were so altered I called them “new”) on the blog this year.
I think, based on the next few days’ schedule and a couple of projects I have to complete for my Patreon site patrons, that I will be calling it there for 2017. No worries about being back in strength in 2018, though; plans and a couple of drafts are already afoot.
Thank you all for reading my work this year and in years past, wherever you are. There are regular readers and followers here from all over the world, including large contingents from India and the Philippines, which always gratifies and astonishes me.
I love hearing from you all, so don’t be shy — comment! Let me know who you are and what you’re thinking.
Again, many thanks and let’s look forward together to 2018.
I hit my Meaningless Goal for the year and beat last year’s posted poem total by 1.
328 poems posted for the year.
I’ll try and get to 330 by New Year’s Eve, but I think I’m taking a few days off for the holidays.
Enjoy your holidays, and thank you for reading.
Hey all…this is a link to a story about a big special project my band was involved with. I’ll let you read it for yourself for the details, and there’s a whole playlist of all the contributions you can listen to.
We’re in there with covers of “Danger Zone” and a solo performance on guitar and vocal by yours truly on “Flashdance.”
Hope you enjoy it.
Just letting folks know that the Patreon site I set up to help fund some of my work has been growing quite steadily, and as a result I was able to pay for a host of Web-related fees for this and the band’s site at the beginning of the month.
I’ll be releasing a limited edition eBook of selected poems as a perk for higher-level patrons in September, which is exciting.
If you want to check out the site, it is at https://www.patreon.com/TonyBrown. Always happy to have new patrons, btw…
And the band’s Website that I mentioned earlier? That’s at http://theduendeproject.com .
The music site “Bandcamp” is where my poetry and music group, The Duende Project, sells its work.
Today, Bandcamp is donating 100% of its profits to the Transgender Law Center.
If you’d like to help out, and maybe grab some of our recorded work as well…
Our site is at http://theduendeproject.bandcamp.com .
While you’re on Bandcamp, check out the vast variety of music offered there. It’s a great site that does a fine job of helping music creators to make a little money from and promote their work.
Thanks in advance for your time.
I’ve started getting even more patrons on the new Patreon site, and have begun putting up some short critical essays on aspects of my poetry that are available to patrons only.
It’s gratifying to have some of you be willing to offer some material support for what I do. It’s already making a difference in my monthly resources, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my ink-stained heart.
I want to reiterate that the POETRY, all of it, will ALWAYS be here and always be available for free. Only supplemental content will be available on the Patreon site behind a paywall of sorts. This may include some eBooks, videos, audio, etc., but the poems will always be here.
If you’d like more information on all of this…you can use the link below, and there’s also a link up at the top of the page on the Dark Matter blog itself that can help you.
Thanks in advance,