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
- Monthly Letters CircleAvailable NowMonthly Letters CircleAvailable Now
- Free for Veterans Feb 8th & 22ndThursdays, 2:30pm PacificFree for Veterans Feb 8th & 22ndThursdays, 2:30pm Pacific
The Institute for Poetic Medicine is a non-profit 501(c)3
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.
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.