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FREE THE POEM
I believe in freeing the poem. I believe in bringing poetry into everyone's life, everyday. I believe that the poetry belongs to the Every Day Person - not only to the "poet".
Through various methods - public art works, interactive performance, intuited personal poems, illustrations, and more - I work to create a reality around me that stands true to this belief.
It is clinically proven that poetry heals emotional trauma, enhances creative and critical thinking, and helps to instill empathy and compassion in those who read and write it. And yet, for so many reasons, so many people grow up to hate it. To fear it. To suspect it.
How do you feel about poetry? If you feel anywhere near "meh" I ask you to start the journey that will eventually make a poet and poetry lover out of you. When did it all go wrong? Why did you come to hate the thing that can free you? What can you do now?
Poetry is one of the most organic tools we has human beings have to process, learn, and grow. By challenging our perspectives, our ways of thinking, and our ability to draw remote conclusions, poetry allows us to open our worlds and our hearts by simply reading or writing some words on a page and taking the time to think about them after we do.