Ya boi made the championships!!! I have been losing a TON lately at the haiku slams. But maybe I can pull some tricks and win this mega championship and the prize $$$$ arooooo!
November 23rd, 8pm, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar in Cville. All the mega, epic haiku battling bests from Virginia will be there. Come pay homage and witness the brutality of cousins fighting it out 17 syllables at a time.
FYI Raven changed the champion title from Chief to Champ, which he explains in a post on the facebook event page which you can find here:
Daily haiku are now posted on my Patreon page cause I need money to pay bills yall!
Consider a $5 a month level where you get access to all of my patreon posts. It would make a big difference to my budget.
10 people at $5 a month would allow me to pay off medical debt my family has incurred a little bit each month.
I am updating the posts this weekend with days I have missed, cause online posting can be harder to do than writing on paper for me. But I am taking my paper poems and digitizing them!
I post free things all the time, participate in community events, and do my best to share freely with the world. Lets be real, poetry is not glorified much in our culture. I can’t make a living slinging my poems. In fact I work full time for a construction non profit to try to pay all my bills. Which leaves me minimal free time. I spend a good bit of my free time creating, with words, herbs, food, and found items.
If this inspires you to share $5+ bucks a month with me, my efforts will be that much more sustainable.
There will be more benefits added along the way;; so join now and stay tuned!!
If you follow my social media you may have seen that I helped my friend Twila Jane a few weeks ago get started installing flooring at her new dance studio at 123 E. Main St.
I am so excited about their new space. I actually am going to have the opportunity to sell my herbal and craft products there in a mini punkothecary, and may even teach some classes. Other amazing people such as LeVar Carter, Owl Rare, and Laura Rettinger may teach Yoga and other classes in the space. And my friend Raven Mack aka Dirt God is going to try the space out as a venue for Haiku Battles in Richmond. This is such a collaboration of great people and has so much potential. Please support the space, as all of us artists an d crafters and teachers and healers have big hearts and smol smol budgets. This is Twila’s space, please sign up for their classes and for other classes in the space. Richmond is what we make of it, and here is a chance to make something pretty great!!!
From my friend Twila on Facebook: