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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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Celebrating with Warriors 1st

Warriors 1st Ribbon Cutting Poem Veterans and entrepreneurs need resilience To avoid damage or falling prey to manipulation God helps us envision perseverance and abundance In the face of depression and suicide And all sorts of heavy stuff. Kindness leads to success....

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Poetry Heals Write a Poem in Gaza City

Poetry Heals connected with students in Gaza City through the technical machinations of Share Studios. Two members of the Gaza Poets Society stepped inside the portal space in Gaza City as I stepped into the big, gold shipping container parked on the campus of the...

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Poetry Heals Turns 3 Years Old

Poetry Heals is turning 3 years old. I am simply humbled. Dozens of people pitched in to help create this thriving nonprofit organization. We have a board of directors and everything! So many have encouraged me, guided me and have now taken ownership of this effort to...

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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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Poetry and Pottery Builds Community Bridges in Manitou Springs

“Robert, I wonder if you can help us?” Every Wednesday afternoon in the summer, Poetry and Pottery appears in Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs. Potters and writing mentors set up pottery wheels, a kiln, and tables full of writing materials for anyone who want...

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