Poetry + Art of Nature Walks

playing with words and art in nature

Poetry + Art of Nature Walks + Poems

Many have heard of plein air painting, but how about plein air poetry?
Our Poetry + Art of Nature Walks are fun 1-hour outdoor walking adventures for word- and art-loving explorers, families and mentoring partners of all ages and experience to get out in nature, observe and experience the world like poets and artists 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 and artist 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 + Art of Nature Walk-Along is coming up on November 19th!

Saturday, November 19th
2-3 pm US eastern time
Come along with poet-artist adventure guide, JC, as we walk-along real-time in person and online at a pop-up surprise location (in New Mexico?) to explore writing poetry and making art inspired by nature. All ages and experience (including none) welcome!
registration required



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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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