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Sandstone

Poetry really is the cure.
When we stop jabbering long enough to listen to what is going on around, among, and inside us—and we have someone to help us put that into the fewest, truest words available to us—the air clears and the aliveness flows through all the spaces in between.
 

Barbara Brown Taylor
Writer, Speaker, Spiritual Contrarian

Upcoming Poetic Medicine Events

  • Understanding, Self-Compassion, and Showing Empathy
    Understanding, Self-Compassion, and Showing Empathy
    Sat, Jun 08
    Poetry Circle
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Poetry Circle
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Poetry Circle
    A NEW monthly offering from our popular Poetry as a Tool for Wellness series!
  • Veterans & Poetry — How We Say It
    Veterans & Poetry — How We Say It
    Free for Veterans May 23 & June 6, 20
    Thursdays, 2:30pm Pacific
    Free for Veterans May 23 & June 6, 20
    Thursdays, 2:30pm Pacific
    Free for Veterans May 23 & June 6, 20
    Thursdays, 2:30pm Pacific
    with Poet & Veteran, Jim Moreno Thursdays, 2:30pm Pacific Time May 23 Jun 13, 27 To attend contact Jim directly: jimpoet@hotmail.com
  • Poetry of Nature 2024 — A Year of Poetic Medicine
    Poetry of Nature 2024 — A Year of Poetic Medicine
    Monthly Letters Circle
    Available Now
    Monthly Letters Circle
    Available Now
    Monthly Letters Circle
    Available Now
    with NanLeah and Geoff Two levels of membership are available: a monthly Poetic Medicine Circle, and a Letters Circle option. The contributions from participation in this program are used to support the greater programming of IPM.
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The Institute for Poetic Medicine is a non-profit 501(c)3

Our Mission

The Institute for Poetic Medicine offers tools and support to heal body, mind, and spirit through the creative and therapeutic process of hearing, speaking, and writing poetry.

Our Vision

The Institute for Poetic Medicine is dedicated to nurturing the human capacity to connect to Self, Other, Community, the Natural World, and the Divine through the healing, expressive art of poetry; what we describe as:

Awakening soulfulness in the human voice.

Poetic Medicine Community

Because our personal experiences touch the common ground we share with others, poetry offers a way to connect an otherwise seemingly unconnected community.

 

We invite you to share your experiences

your poems

within these poetic medicine groups. 

Poetry Commons is a group that is open to all: ask questions, share poems, and become part of the larger poetic medicine community.

 

Other groups are available by invitation through registration for IPM programming.

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