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...

Tuesday Morning Poetry

We start Poetry Heals workshops with group poems and poetry games. A favorite game is called “exquisite corpse,” where we start with a first line only. The first person adds one line and folds over the paper so only their line shows. The first person then...
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...