The Poartry Project

building loving worlds through loving words

What is Poartry?

“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. 

The Poartry Project is the bringing together of poetry, art and adventure for a space to experience and share in free creative expression through play, organic exploration and gathering.

The Poartry Project was created by JC Wayne – poet, writer, visual artist, “cartographer of the unseen” and agent of beauty, perception, insight and discovery – 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, wonder and discovery of the magic of our great adventure together across the universe.


Inclusive Public Community Programs + Initiatives:

Voicing Art Poetry Reading Series
Plein Air Poetry of Nature Walks
Free Little Poetry
Voicing Heart for Loving Communities
Golden Threads of Good Book Club
Weekly Open Studio

Customized Programs for:

Arts Centers + Museums
Summer Camps, After School + Homeschool
Botanical Gardens, Arboretums + Parks
Libraries + Community Centers
Cities + Neighborhoods
Authors + Storytellers

What’s Happening?


Writing an Art-Inspired Poem:
Discover the Joy of Ekphrastic Poetry
hosted by WonderArts/GRACE at the Old Firehouse in Hardwick, VT

July 16, 23, 30:
Open Studio Fridays (online drop-in)
July 24:
Writing an Art-Inspired Poem: Experience the Joy of Ekphrastic Poetry (in-person WonderArts/GRACE workshop in Hardwick, VT)
July 24:
Golden Threads of Good Book Club:
The Ten Thousand Doors of January (virtual)
July 31:
Plein Air Poetry of Nature Walk (in person + virtual simulstream)


The heart of The Poartry Project is creating opportunities to share and experience stories in diverse voices through the power of poetry. The Poarty Project stands for the belief and experience that poetry is accessible to all, life is poetic, and there is a poet inside all of us that speaks not only through words.


The Poartry Project considers art to be poems in visual form. As an artist, I create both current and futuristic art that connects the dots of what unites us all and points the way to our shared noble destiny as stewards of a harmonized world.


The Poartry Project loves books to the very core of its being, and I believe in the power of books and stories – in whatever form they take – to shape who we are and build loving worlds. I write and publish books. I illustrate books. I help other lives conceive and birth their books and stories into being. And I share insights on the special books and stories I really love and why they’re significant.

Workshops + Mentoring

The Poartry Project loves helping people of all ages and experiences bring their voices to life through workshops, mentoring and inclusive, welcoming experiential learning adventures that make creative expression accessible, fun and a source of wellbeing. I believe that creating opportunities for the creative explorer spirit to come out and play is a key to happy humans, united humanity and a harmonized world.


Where you can keep up to date with scheduled and special pop-up events and happenings throughout the year.

Appearances + Press

As a storyteller, I thrive with the energy of others and seeing The Poartry Project’s mission of building loving worlds through loving words spread. Experience my story-sharing and The Poartry Project’s work through my TV, print and live presentation appearances.

Book for Sale

My debut book
Voicing Art: Poetry of Space | Place | Time
is now available!

Poetry inspired by works of art, the art of nature and the exploration of beauty, perception and insight through the cartography of the unseen.


Building a Loving World


Thanks for your continued support and love for King Street Center.

You are magical and have a huge heart!

- Gabe Tufo Strouse

Community Outreach Director

Support This Work

Help The Poartry Project and founding poet-artist, JC Wayne, fulfill our mission of “building loving worlds through loving words” through expanding our donated workshops, mentoring, outdoor poetry adventures, fundbuilding benefits and books to communities and for-good organizations such as museums, arts centers, libraries, schools and youth programs.

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