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Poetry Heals launches Caring for Caregivers

Poetry Heals responded to the pandemic by making workshops and writing prompts available online for medical workers, essential workers and first responders. We want to help take care of the those who are taking care of us. Caring for Caregivers has a webpage that is...

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Thursday Night Poetry Workshops

Have you been looking for time and space to write about what is on your heart and mind? Thursday nights at Penrose Library (20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs) are for Poetry Heals workshops.  We are ready for anyone of any ability to join others in poetry games, writing...

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Combat Paper, Poetry Heals, and Afghanistan

Combat Paper, Poetry Heals, and Afghanistan

I deployed to Afghanistan for the entirety of my 23rd year of life. Every solitary day, I wore the dim muddled grey-green combat uniform as I trudged to work at my fuel point in a remote FOB in the Paktika Province. As a young woman, I dreamed of dresses in the depths...

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Poetry and Pottery Video

https://youtu.be/ZTfI08aq19k Look at all the people and stuff in this short video of Poetry and Pottery! We gather together artists, potters, and writers for a summer afternoon’s event for most weeks in the summer. And this is...

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The Stories of Poetry Heals

Poetry Heals had some great stories this week. In this photo, we have a family from Nice, France who wrote poems in French and English. They were visiting friends who live here, and you really can't tell who is who. We also get to continue our work with troubled...

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Teen Writers Take Over Class

I had written a writing prompt on the white board before I went to fetch the students for the after school writing group. Landmark Community School is a safe place for teens in recovery from addiction. The kids are terrific. "What I would l like to change?" was the...

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“I think I’ll get back to writing, now.”

“I think I’ll get back to writing, now.”

Finally we settled into writing poems using the fill-in-the-blank templates Poetry Heals carries around in binders. These templates help writers look at their feelings. He picked ‘Relationships,’ and added,”But I don’t write anymore.”

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The Return of Poetry and Pottery

The Return of Poetry and Pottery

Mark Wong teaches Frankie how to make a pot. Poetry and Pottery filled the pavilion at Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs, Colorado once again this summer. For six Tuesday afternoons, we gathered up tourists, locals, and street people to write poems, learn to make...

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How to Complete Your Poetry ON Pottery Project

How to Complete Your Poetry ON Pottery Project

In case you misplace the paper handout that comes with your ball of clay, don't worry! Here are the instructions for completing your Poetry ON Pottery project! To view Mark Wong's instructional video on building your pottery piece, please go to:...

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Community Art Project: Poetry ON Pottery

For years, our signature project was a big, public, weekly event in a city park, Poetry and Pottery......so, that wasn't happening in 2020. Mark Wong, the pottery part, the staff from the Manitou Arts Center, and I had a socially distanced, outdoors, brainstorming...

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Poetry ON Pottery September 4th!

Make your own tray or wall hanging Because of COVID-19, Poetry and Pottery couldn't meet face to face in Soda Springs Park during Summer 2020, so we are just going to do it another way! Our theme is "We can do it, anyway." In conjunction with the Manitou Art Center...

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