IPM Poetry Partner Programs
Bringing Poetic Medicine to Real People in Real Places
Through the Poetry Partners program, The Institute for Poetic Medicine is able to more widely fulfill its mission to offer tools and support to heal body, mind, and spirit through the creative and therapeutic process of hearing, speaking, and writing poetry.
With these partners and their program participants, we apply and magnify poetic medicine in creative ways within our local communities and throughout the world, allowing marginalized voices to be heard.
Learn more about the current IPM-funded Board-approved programs below.
Our previously funded programs are listed in here.
Write of Passage
Facilitator: Meredith Heller
Write of Passage in the Prisons offers WOMEN INMATES a medium through which to explore and express who they've been and where they come from, how their prison experience affects them, and to imagine into what's possible as they move forward.
Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices, a Poetry Project
Facilitator: Merna Ann Hecht
Helping REFUGEES & IMMIGRANT YOUTH find their voices and tell their stories of resilience, trauma, loss, and displacement through poem-making.
Words That Heal
Facilitator: Tara Broderick
A poetry series for PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S Disease and/or their care partners. The overall goal of the series is to explore feelings about living with Parkinson's Disease by reading, writing and sharing poems in a safe and supportive environment.
Facilitator: Wayne Gilbert
Poetry workshops for people with Parkinson's and their care-partners.
A Creativity Lab on-line in collaboration with The Davis Phinney Foundation exploring the power of words for LIVING BETTER WITH PARKINSON'S.
Poetry as a Tool for Wellness
Facilitator: Cathey Capers
Training series, manual and webinars that PREPARE PEER-FACILITATORS to use poetry to enhance the skills needed to foster wellness for themselves—and provide a creative pathway to those facing mental health challenges.
Facilitators: Tonia Lyon and Samantha Overbay
A workshop series for FAMILIES WHOSE CHILD HAS CANCER, a life-altering, rare or terminal illness, helping them to focus on believing and healing.