This is the page where I celebrate my patrons on Patreon. Thank you, dear friends, I couldn’t do what I do without you. Knowing you’re offering my poems such direct support on Patreon really helps to keep me connected to my own work. And to the place where poetry comes from.
I’m fiercely grateful.
I have reader and writer patrons and both receive access to exclusive poetry, free books and other bonuses.
Scroll below to read about these amazing people and their work.
READER PATRONS ON PATREON
Thank You Reader Patrons…
… for valuing story and poetry. You know I have a lot of commitments and that it can get busy around here. Your contribution encourages me to show up for my own creative work, to stay connected to that deeper place, and keep on writing new books and poems.
Reader Patrons 1: Online Poetry Patrons
- Ben Cranham
- Shaun Ivory
- Howard Lovy
- Ornagh Lynch
- Ross Lynch
- Philomena Murphy
“I’m Mala Naidoo from Australia, an author, teacher and university student advisor and not a lot of people know that it took over a decade of procrastination before I wrote my first novel.”
“I’m Orna’s patron on Patreon because of the value and inspiration she offers as a respected, trusted voice in the publishing world as mentor, advisor, accomplished poet and author.”
- Leena Pekkalainen
“I’m Rohan Quine from London, a novelist, and not a lot of people know that I share a home with an ever-curious, sociable, tidy and caramel-coloured young rabbit, who loves to scamper around the apartment and balcony, getting under my and my boyfriend’s feet (and who will soon have a bunny girlfriend to scamper with).”
“I’m Orna’s patron on Patreon because I’ve always been a fan of the (divine) feminine – something that suffuses many of her works, and something that human society will be enriched by embracing much more than it’s done in recent centuries.”
Reader Patrons 2: Online Poetry + EBooks Patrons
“I’m Maura Dolan from Dublin, Ireland an executive coach and facilitator and not a lot of people know that as well as my love of fun and laughter I have a deep commitment to working with people to bring about change.”
“I’m Orna’s patron on Patreon because I have followed Orna’s remarkable journey to bring her passion for poetry, English and the written word to a wide and international audience”
Reader Patrons 3: Online Poetry + Ebooks + Pbooks Patrons
- Robin Cutler
Custom Pledge or No Reward Patrons
“I’m Deborah Bluestein (Dorah Blume) from Boston, a writer/illustrator and not a lot of people know that I had a love affair with a blue guitar.”
“I’m Orna’s patron on Patreon because I am so grateful for all she does for the writing community and most especially for the morning guided meditations and f-r-e-e-writes I have been doing with her since September of 2018.”
POET PATRONS ON PATREON
Thank You Poet Patrons…
… for making your private world public, for being a “priest of the invisible” (Wallace Stevens) and for proving that poetry is not dead but alive and thriving as never before in our digital days. I look forward to reading your work and, if you’re a poet, featuring your work on our Monthly Online Open Mic
Poet Patrons 1: Poets
Poet Patrons 2: Ultimate Patrons
- Philip Lynch
Poet Patrons 3: One-to-One Mentoring Patrons
Honor Donohoe writes novels and poetry, nonfiction about adoption and children’s books. Honor says: “If nature’s intended plan for us is disrupted: – through adoption or other interventions – the result can be emotional, psychological or social. If the tribal instincts and genetics destined to shape us are altered, the legacy of our heritage changes. I am fascinated by the alternative personal and social histories that emerge when our primal strengths become restricted in these ways.”
“I’m Orna’s patron on Patreon because she has proved to be an invaluable mentor for my efforts in being creative.”