Listed below are specific ways for you to get involved in this mission of the Institute for Poetic Medicine.
Please consider how you can support this work. Let there be no limit to what is possible.
Become a Volunteer
Interested in donating your time and skills (grant-writing or other ideas)? Please use our volunteer form to tell us more.
Fund a Program
Create a crowdfunding page on your preferred platform and designate your favorite program as the recipient, or help fund the general operating costs of The Institute with a group donation from friends and family.
During November we are featuring personal fundraising pages on FB linked to IPM.
Become a Poetry Partner
We fund Poetry Partner Programs that bring poetic medicine to people often considered at the margins. If you have a vision for a poetry program addressing the underserved in your community, consider learning more about applying for a Poetry Partner Grant or help us raise funds and awareness to support these vital programs.
Share Your Poems
We invite you to share your experience – your poems – with our poetic medicine community groups on this website.
Become a Facilitator
Interested in joining our work as a Facilitator for an online program?
We would love to learn more about your experience in the work of Poetic Medicine and how you envision your opportunity to share your passion for poetry and its healing potential with others. Please reach out directly by email for more information.
Become an Ambassador
If you are affiliated with a professional organization such as the National Association of Social Workers, Pastoral Counselors, etc., we can assist you in bringing poetry-as-healer training to your organization.
The benefits of Poetic Medicine work can bring healing to people and clarity to leaders in all types of helping organizations. Please reach out to us to discuss the details and possibilities.
Become a Member
Membership has many rewards. Bonus content, writing prompts and early access to programs and courses. Learn more.
Join the Board of Directors
We are looking for passionate and committed people to join IPM's Board of Directors & Committees.
We are open to hearing about the ways that you can uniquely contribute and participate as part of our core leadership team. Please tell us about your interests, skills, and experience by submitting an application.
Follow us on Social Media
We'd love to get to know you as you get to know us.
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At this challenging time on Earth, when our social, democratic, and ecological systems are in such peril, we are reaching out and asking that you join us in bringing forward the healing power of poetry. Let's encourage conscious engagement with the current world issues that urgently require our response.
In each place we go, we see the life-affirming act of writing, reading, and speaking poetry transform lives and shape a new kind of community. This community is based on nurturing, deep listening, intuitive perception, and caring—the kind of authentic connection we need most. There is a spirit of discovery, a sense of adventure in this "poetic medicine" experience; this is informed by a willingness to bear witness and offer mutual support. There is an appreciation of differences and increased awareness of common ground and connection.
You may have experienced this and those connections may very well include you!
Your engagement, actively practical, spiritual and financial, can and will uplift people's relationship to themselves, to each other, to the living earth, and to the process of discovery in this Great Mystery.