The Origami Poems Project
Welcome to the adventure that is the Origami Poems Project™
Changing the world, one free poetry book at a time
Free Poetry is our mantra. Free the poets to share their poetry!
What is an Origami Poems Micro-chapbook?
An Origami Micro-chapbook presents poems arranged on a single sheet of paper that is folded, origami-style, into a palm-sized book. Download the PDF books to print, read and share. Our only advice - Recycle to a Friend!
With over a hundred poets, our 501(c)3 Non-Profit shares micro-chapbooks throughout New England & the world-wide web. Our 2009 public debut was on Poets.org's "Poem in a Pocket." Since then we've made friends at bookstores, libraries, coffee shops, art galleries and readers everywhere.
We've been called an idea with legs by Tom Chandler in The Providence Journal.
We hope to travel far with them!
Wed Sept 17th 7pm
Poetry Reading with Rick Benjamin, Lisa Starr & Tom Chandler
RI Poets Laureate (Present and Emeritus)
International House of Rhode Island was founded in 1963 by Bili and Gil Mason, as an independent,
non-profit multi-cultural center.
8 Stimson Avenue, Providence, RI
Give Words A Space, an OutLoud event at the Jamestown Arts Center
Thur, Sept 18, doors at 7pm, performance at 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation at the door
The Jamestown Arts Center’s (JAC) OutLoud committee invites you to Give Words a
Space, an evening of poetry readings, music and dramatic monologue.
Performers: Robert Carothers, Craig Watson, Heather Sullivan, David Dragone & Rossibel Kurz
OPP at Nebraska State Fair Thanks to Charlene Neely
Charlene Neely (L above) sent us pics of her OPP display at the Nebraska State Fair.
"I took over 150 OPP books of many authors to the Nebraska State Fair with me last week and gave them away. I would have taken more but did not have time to print any more.
See Charlene's page here. As she likes to say, "The home of a poet is full of Delight!"
AMAZON SMILE + OPP
Make a Purchase on Amazon and Donate to the OPP!
Through Amazon's "Smile" Program.
0.05% of your purchase will be set aside for the OPP when you select
the Origami Poems Project as your Charity of Choice.
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Remember - Submissions Open September 1st!
I want to thank you both once again for all of your hard work, dedication and commitment to the Origami Poems cause. It really is a special thing you have going.
Doug Norris, Rhode Island 8/31/2014
Thank you so much again for launching and selecting my collection for the Origami Poems Project! I really appreciate your amazing effort and talent in putting this together and distributing the poems.
Bradley McIlwain, Ontario, Canada, 7/13/2014
Thanks for much for this (micro-chapbook draft). I made a little mock, and I am really pleased with it. Also, I think the cover artwork works exceptionally well.
Arthur Bull, Nova Scotia, Canada, 6/26/2014
Our beloved mascot, Wendy, a ten-year-old mini-schnauzer pictured above, passed away July 28. She was much loved.
Recording by new OPP poet, Steven Drenning Jr, is now posted on his page.
Our "Summer into Fall" Issue
We here in Opp-Ville thought this photo of Peg Quinn & her young friend, Preston, set the tone for the Magic
in this issue. They're captured perfectly in a moment of shared happiness by Garrett Durand.
Our next newsletter goes out Oct 1st - Sign up Here
September Poet of the Month: Bill Carpenter
Bill Carpenter has been a long-time supporter of the Ocean State Poets and the Origami Poems Project. Those who've heard Bill read know him as a poet of understated excellence. It is easy to hear, feel and align with his words and images. The poem below opens his latest OPP collection, Kayaking the River Styx.
A small pod is feeding
along Johnston Strait
diving in circular arcs,
clock and counter clockwise,
their notched dorsal fins meshing
like so many gears
churning the sea.
They won’t stay
to greet the Orcas,
known to torpedo dolphins
for sport, we spotted
a mile up shore.
Two dorsal fins
rip the surface,
each as large
as the keel
of a capsized sloop,
huffing thunderous exhales-
Till their silhouettes
several hundred yards
down Blackfish Sound.
Bill Carpenter © 2014
♦ Yours by Steven Drenning Jr ♦Cover photo: 'Beatnik girl' by fille de la ville
Cover: ‘The Only Hope’ by Healzo • http://healzo.deviantart.com
Listen to Steven's recording of 'A quick note,'
For July:Cover Photo: Vintageclothesonline.net
• Every micro-chapbook can be printed from a downloadable PDF - Just Click on the Title and print! •
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The Origami Poets
Welcome these poets who are are new to the Project!
(Peruse Pick a Poet page where poets are properly compiled alphabetically by first name - pleasantly)
Recent Publications by OPP Poets!
We'd love to hear your Voice...
Email us an mp3 recording from your OPP micro-chapbook.
Latest readings include those by Steven Drenning, Jr, Bradly McIlwain and Garrett Phelan
With Summer ending, our Display boxes empty fast - Please send your tax deductible check to the Origami Poems Project, PO Box 1623, East Greenwich, RI 02818OPP Monthly Newsletter
Receive the OPP Newsletter every other month - Be sure to add our email address origamipoems(at)gmail.com to your contacts.
Read our Submission Guidelines (Main Menu - last item, top right)
We don't accept Submissions during APRIL and AUGUST
Micro-Chapbook Display Locations
A Selection of Display Locations is Listed Below (RI unless noted) Origami Display Locations lists them all
OPP Displays are lovinlgy maintained by volunteers...
the generosity of friends and strangers. Why not you?
With Summertime all around, the OPP Display Boxes empty fast - so does our supply of Toner and Paper- Please send your tax deductible check to...
The Origami Poems Project
PO Box 1623
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Bayside YMCA box thanks to Dr. Kara Provost ♦ The Green Grocer - Carol Anderheggen & John Wood, store owner ♦ Helen Burke & friend, Sally, Cafe 164 at Leeds Gallery ♦
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Thank you for your interest in the Origami Poems Project™
We know you'll enjoy these Origami Micro-chapbooks
As of March 1, 2014