THE POARTRY PROJECT
building loving worlds through loving words
All Poartry Project events welcome and encourage the participation of children and their families and mentors!
SAVE THE DATE!
OUR NEXT VOICING ART POETRY READING
Saturday, February 15th, 2-3 pm
at Nomad Coffee South End Station, Burlington, VT in-person + simulcast online livestream
Inspired by the art of Justin Lee Hoekstra
WRITERS’ SUBMISSION DATE:
WRITERS SUBMISSION DATE:
Inspired by the art of Justin Lee Hoekstra or other art of the poets’ choosing on the theme of “the effort needed to maintain the spaces that we and our art occupy in our daily lives”
SAVE THE DATE!
WORDS & ART POETRY READING
Thursday, February 13th, 6:30-7:30 pm
For our Houston friends, come hear us share our latest new Words & Art poem, Alone: How We Come to Being, if it is accepted.
Inspired by the film art exhibit of Garrett Bradley, American Rhapsody
WE HAD A WONDERFUL SPECIAL POP-UP SURPRISE
PLEIN AIR POETRY OF NATURE WALK
(virtual + in-person)
at Pace Bend Park in Spicewood, Texas
just west of Austin
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE LATEST FREE LITTLE POETRY?
WE JUST COMPLETED AN EPIC NATIONAL ROAD TRIP OF PLACING 7 FREE LITTLE POEMS IN 5 DIFFERENT STATES!
See a cool little animation of where we went…
Hear the full story in our cable TV interview with Bruce Wilson of Arts So Wonderful…
AND SPEAKING OF INTERVIEWS…
Check out first our cable TV interview with Bruce Wilson of Arts So Wonderful on ‘Poartry In Motion’ where we shared perspectives on all sorts of poetry topics, as well as experienced a magic moment reading a memorial poem about local beloved figure, Andy ‘A-Dog’ Williams, whom it turns out Bruce knew personally.
WE’VE PUBLISHED OUR FIRST BOOK OF POETRY!
After many years of helping other writers create and publish books, we’ve published our first book of poetry, Voicing Art: Poetry of Space | Place | Time. All proceeds from sales of the book are supporting our donated mentoring work with kids of King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont in the form of weekly ‘Poetry of Nature Walks’ and monthly special story-creating events with mentors and their young mentees.
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?
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.