Poetry of Nature Walks

playing with words in nature

Poetry of Nature Walks + Poems

Many have heard of plein air painting, but how about plein air poetry?
Our Poetry of Nature Walks are fun 1-hour outdoor walking adventures for word-loving explorers, families and mentoring partners of all ages and experience to get out in nature, observe and experience the world like poets do and play with writing poetry (and making art) in the fresh air. They are always spontaneous with an element of surprise and provide the space for the inner poet within us all to come out and play. And how cool is it that they are always livestreamed virtually, so anyone anywhere in the world can walk along?


Here’s how the Poetry of Nature Walks work:

  • In non-covid times, they happen in person in Vermont or elsewhere and also simultaneously livestreamed. We regularly have participants walking along from Connecticut and Australia. During this corona pause and cautious re-opening, we are remaining fully virtual with plans to offer the in-person option when we all feel confident and comfortable to do so.
  • We gather every other month at a beautiful outdoor location. When The Poartry Project is in Vermont, the location is announced ahead of time. When we are on the road, the walk is a fully virtual pop-up surprise. We’ve done pop-up surprise walks at the delightful Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and dramatic Pace Bend Park in Spicewood, Texas outside Austin.
  • We take a 1-hour stroll, working with the prompts of a theme and guidance from your poetry adventure guide, JC.
  • Those who wish to share their poems at the end of the walk are invited to do so.
  • The resulting poems are posted to the Poetry of Nature Walks poetry portfolio here.
  • Something magical always happens!
  • Several of our walkers who were first-time poets when they started participating have become regular participating poets in our Voicing Art Poetry Reading Series.


Our Next Poetry of Nature Walk is coming up on May 21st!

Saturday, May 21st

2-3 pm US eastern time / 1-2 pm US central time in person at a location in New Mexico to be revealed… and online via Zoom for participation from anywhere in the world to explore writing nature-inspired poetry
free event | registration required for login link



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Poetry of Nature Walks Poetry Portfolios

March 2021

Morton Arboretum | Illinois

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January 2021

Leddy Park StoryWalk | Vermont

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November 2020

Cape Henlopen State Park | Delaware

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September 2020

Rock Point Park | Vermont

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July 2020

Charlotte Town Park | Vermont

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May 2020

Narnia Woods | Vermont

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January 2020

Pace Bend Park | Spicewood, Texas

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September 2019

Leddy Park | Burlington, Vermont

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July 2019

Bookworm Gardens | Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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May 2019

Ethan Allen Homestead | Burlington, Vermont

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