We are excited to invite you to explore our new and improved website: www.PoetryHeals.org !
The “cyber crusaders,” as we called ourselves, brought their varied talents together to make it so visitors can find what they need quickly, especially our DIY writing materials for people to use outside of our workshops.
Click on the Caring for Caregivers tab, and you will find writing prompts and fill-in-the-blank poems to work with on one’s own. Visitors can also request a session with a Poetry Heals mentor if that better meets their needs. Caregivers, essential workers, and first responders are the primary audience, but we’ve learned that all kinds of people enjoy being able to access the writing prompts and more. The Events and Projects page includes a calendar of open and free workshops and a brief description of the kinds of events we conduct.
For people interested in our organization, we have photos and brief bios for our board members and writing mentors. We also share the policies we’ve adopted about employment, working with youth, and more. You can find a summary of research on the benefits of expressive writing and of our programs in particular.
We have a swag page where you can purchase our poetry collections: Poetry and Pottery (2018) and COVID Chronicles (2021). And if you are interested in who supports our efforts, there is a collage of the logos of our corporate, government, and private foundation donors (we have lots of room for more).
So if you haven’t looked at www.poetryheals.org recently, we hope you will soon to celebrate our new look. We also have a FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/poetryhealscolorado) and can follow us on Instagram (poetryheals.colorado).
And a big thank you to Lindsay Deen for keeping us organized, to Andrew Betancourt for figuring out the coding and more, to Jacki Othon for making us pretty, and to all three of them for answering all my questions and brainstorming so magnificently.