Voicing Art Poetry Reading Series + Poems

an art-inspired community poetry reading event series

Voicing Art Poetry Reading Series + Poems

Voicing Art is an inclusive public community poetry reading event hosted by The Poartry Project of original art-inspired poetry and prose in Burlington, VT and simultaneously internationally livestreamed online. Voicing Art’s mission is “building loving worlds through loving words and art” with a welcoming, encouraging and family-friendly celebration of writing and art that provides the space to discover that poetry is accessible to all.


Masss Here’s how Voicing Art works: 

  • View the muse art online via the virtual gallery of the exhibit provided by The Poartry Project, or choose another art exhibit in your local region or online during the writing window. 
  • Write 1-3 one-page poems or prose pieces inspired by the muse art, theme or art of your choice. 
  • Submit your work(s) via email to Voicing Art at poartryproject[at]gmail[dot].com.
  • Come read it aloud online at the Voicing Art Poetry Reading from anywhere in the world via Zoom livestream.
  • This reading is open and encouraging to all people of all ages and all levels of experience, including none. It is a supportive, safe and loving space to come play. Even though Voicing Art is an intentionally non-critique event, it consistently magnetizes incredibly thoughtful work and writers who share engaging, mind-blowing, vivid, clever, funny and heart-melting voices and care.

Voicing Art Poets and appreciative listeners participate from all over: Burlington, Milton, Charlotte, Bristol, Montpelier, Barre, Bennington, Lake Elmore, East Calais, Cabot – all in Vermont, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, Ireland, Macedonia, Turkey and Australia. The reading takes place every other month, and the Voicing Art poems are posted online here after the reading and compiled into a program that is available hard copy and digitally.

Our Next Voicing Art Reading is coming up on December 18th!
hybrid in person in Chicago + on via Zoom

Saturday, December 18th
1-2 pm US central time in Chicago + online via Zoom 

Our December Voicing Art Poetry Reading will be in person in Chicago and livestreamed via Zoom for participation from anywhere in the world. Our theme is ‘kaleidoscopic’, inspired by the amazing art of the Edgar Miller-designed Glasner Studio in Chicago.

Submissions due by:

December 17th to poartryproject@gmail.com


How It Works: Welcoming Readers + Appreciative Listeners

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Voicing Art Poetry Portfolios

October 2020

Inspired by the theme of ‘falling’ and the ‘with water in sight’ artwork of cynthia rosen

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August 2020

Inspired by the theme of ‘shifting sands’ and the ‘earth art’ of yusuke asai

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June 2020

Inspired by the art of 1918 pandemic-era artists, Munch, Schiele and Klimt

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April 2020

Inspired by the themes of connection and interdependent independence.

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February 2020

Inspired by the art of justin hoekstra

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December 2019

Inspired by the art of the art tribe (collective artists)


October 2019

Inspired by the art of mercedes bautista

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August 2019

Inspired by art of bucolic concrete (collective artists)

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June 2019

Inspired by the art of al salzman

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April 2019

Inspired by the art of roger coleman + peter curtis

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Our 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.


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