THE POARTRY PROJECT
building loving worlds through loving words
WHAT IS POARTRY?
VOICING ART POETRY READINGS
MONTHLY POETRY OF NATURE WALKS FOR KIDS
all events welcome and encourage the participation of children and their families and mentors!
SUNDAY, JULY 21st, 2-3 pm US eastern time
SPECIAL POP-UP POETRY OF NATURE WALK
(virtual + in-person)
(+ you online)
SAVE THE DATE!
AUGUST 24th, 2 – 3 pm
VOICING ART POETRY READING
Nomad Coffee South End Station, Burlington, VT
In-person + simulcast livestream
New original poems in response to ‘Bucolic Concrete’ by John Macnie & Co. at Flynndog Gallery OR – this is new! – local art of your choice in your region.
Please submit your new works by August 23rd to firstname.lastname@example.org.
READ THE LATEST ROUND OF ‘VOICING ART’ POEMS FROM OUR JUNE READING
As anticipated, the large-scale political paintings of Al Salzman, as well as his tondos (round paintings), stimulated very thought-provoking and considered works that raised and addressed important questions – all in a respectful, loving way, which is also what could be expected from a group of poets attracted to share work through a project whose mission is “building loving worlds through loving words”.
With lively discussion, questions, spontaneous poems and writers ranging in numbers of treks around the sun from the low 20s to 80 and geography from New York to Connecticut and Vermont to Australia, it was a diverse and engaging crew that brought a rich and varied wisdom. It’s well worth reading their poems, and you can even hear audio of a few of them being read by their author.
SEE/HEAR THE NEW POEM THE POARTRY PROJECT READ AT WORDS AND ART
The Poartry Project was honored to be a reader this week at a wonderful outdoor edition of the Words and Art Reading hosted by poet and artist, Mary Wemple, in Houston. We read our new poem, Magnetron, inspired by James Turrell’s outdoor artspace, ‘Twilight Epiphany Skyspace’. We share it in text form and audio recording in The Poetry Portfolio.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE LATEST FREE LITTLE POETRY?
Continuing our Free Little Poetry tour, the wintery end of February found us in Hinesburg, Vermont – a quaint little town about 20 miles southeast of Vermont’s largest “city”, Burlington.
The library we found there – the “Tiny Library” – is out on the porch of the white farmhouse on the main drag through the village where the quintessentially rural Vermont town offices is located.
It was cold and wet, but that didn’t dampen our adventurous poetry spirit to get out there and place a poem! The poem we placed was ‘A Holiday Parable’.
Plus, we had the added bonus of seeing if the Golden Lab dog who is the inspiration for our upcoming “Eustace the Unifier and His Trusty Uni-Wagon” illustrated Golden Threads of Good Book was hanging out in his Subaru wagon with the hatch open.
FREE LITTLE POETRY NOW HAS ITS OWN PAGE!
Now, in one place, you can see everywhere in the world that Free Little Poetry has been so far, with a visual map showing all the places and individual entries for each Free Little Poem with its story, photos, videos and link to read – and soon hear! – the poem we left.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POARTRY PROJECT ORIGIN STORY + CREATOR
Ever wonder about more of the origin story of The Poartry Project and its resident creator? We’ve added a more extensive bio to the “Meet the Creator” page.
WHAT IS POARTRY?
In our modern society driven by hero worship of technology, engineering, math, science, business and digital influence, poetry continues to be a special place in our world that people aspire to. But with the beautiful rise of STEM and the digital world has come overload, and poetry has experienced a resurgence as an antidote to overload – a quiet refuge for reflection, observation, interpretation, beauty, meaning-making, inspiration, grieving, healing and experiencing the sacred.
“Poartry” is a sacred space. Poartry is about seeing and voicing the art in all things. It is the nurturing and sharing of the art and culture of building loving worlds through loving words (and visuals). The Poartry Project was created by a poet, writer, visual artist, “cartographer of the unseen” and agent of beauty and perception to light a path of good in the world. We do this to foster, evoke and celebrate the potential in all lives; cultivate the power of interpretation; nurture courteous communication as civil world citizens; and build bridges of understanding. Through the experience of our world travels, we make special effort to serve the generally-underserved communities of youth, elders, immigrants and refugees, and all of our events and services actively welcome and encourage these communities.
Poartry uses poetry and visual art to share the experience of the unseen and the “golden threads” lyrically revealed by sensitive poets down the ages of universal timeless truths underlying and shaping our physical world and experiences in new ways. These new ways expand perception, interpretation and context beyond the physical – and even emotional and mental – for deeper and more meaningfully informed insight, connection and culture of caring in our lives and world.
Words literally build worlds. It is our hope and aim that the world built, shared and engaged with here is found to be beautiful, magical, boundless and meaningful, and that visitors will come to realize or deepen understanding that we are all here together on Earth as citizens of a far greater and wider extraordinary natural world of the unseen beyond the seen, on a shared mission and expedition of good to help unfold the wonders of the universe and the place, purpose and plans of all lives living within it.