THE POARTRY PROJECT
building loving worlds through loving words
WHAT IS POARTRY?
VOICING ART POETRY READINGS
PLEIN AIR POETRY OF NATURE WALKS
All Poartry Project events welcome and encourage the participation of children and their families and mentors!
SAVE THE DATE:
NEXT VOICING ART POETRY READING +
CALL TO WRITERS
DECEMBER 14th, 2 – 3 pm
Nomad Coffee South End Station, Burlington, VT
In-person + simulcast online livestream
New original poems in response to an exhibit of The Arts Tribe, 8 women artists, on the theme of CONTRAST at Flynndog Gallery OR local art of your choice in your region that evokes contrast.
Please submit your new works by December 13th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEE THE NEW POEM THE POARTRY PROJECT READ AT WORDS & ART
The Poartry Project was honored to be a reader at the October edition of the Words & Art Reading hosted by poet and artist, Mary Wemple, in Houston. We read our new poem, David Where You Are, inspired by Steven Evans’, ‘If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution!’. You can see it in The Poetry Portfolio.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE LATEST FREE LITTLE POETRY?
NIQUETTE BAY STATE PARK
in COLCHESTER, VERMONT!
Over the summer, we found ourselves wanting to go for a nature hike in the rain around a lakefront peninsula that we had seen from our kayaks earlier in the year during a dramatic incoming storm. The hike provided a rich set of experiences with all sorts of flora and fauna amidst the surprise of poems posted all along the trail, including another surprise little community library at the trailhead.
Uptown Chicago, Illinois
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.
VOICING ART POETS’ NEW WORK NOW AVAILABLE IN THE POETRY PORTFOLIO
We’ve had two great Voicing Art Poetry Readings over the past months, with the addition of several poets who have truly enriched our community, perspective and mission of building loving worlds through loving words. Explore their work in the Voicing Art section of The Poetry Portfolio.
October Voicing Art Muse: Mercedes Bautista
August Voicing Art Muse: ‘Bucolic Concrete’ | Various Artists
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.