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 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 which is folded, origami-style, into a palm-sized book. They are yours to print, read, and share. Our only advice - Recycle to a Friend!
With over ninety poets, this Non-Profit organization shares micro-chapbooks throughout RI, New England & the world-wide web. Our 2009 public debut was on Poets.org in their "Poem in a Pocket." Since then we've made friends at bookstores, libraries, coffee shops, art centers - 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!
Lisa Starr - an interview with Mary C. Mueller
The Westerly Sun - 5/09/13 article by Heather Weich
Excerpt from Heather's article:
The third reader at this event, chosen by lot drawn from a top hat, was poet Nancy E. Brown of West Greenwich.
She read from a selection of poems she’s written about places she has lived, something she calls the “the power of place.”
“I find that places and the attachment to places as a theme something I like to explore,” says Brown.
“I’m interested in why that causes certain feelings.” explains Brown. Two locations common to Brown’s poetry
are Alaska, where she spent much of her adult life, and Mishnock Lake where she currently resides.
(Above photo by Heather Weich)
Enjoy Our Slideshow Renactment of the Towers OPP Poetry Celebration
on our 'Photos & Slideshows' under Origami Events
We have been “re-booked” by Kate Vivian ♦ See You at The Towers, April 27th 2014
OPP @ Barrington Library Reading - Thursday evening, May 16th
We love our friends at Barrington Library ...Jessica D'avanza made us all feel "at home."
Thank you to Bill Carpenter & Lori Desrosiers (guest poets) for their presentations.
& to the Open Mic Poets: Eternal, Lauri Burke, Robert Graves, Malcom Davidson,
Margie Flanders, Daria Smith, Ira Schaeffer, and Kara Provost.
What a grand night of poetry!
Latest Page: Random Acts of Poetry
Prajnya Campaign Against Gender Violence / La Vida en un Librito / PARL Fundraiser at Nick-a-Nees
May Poet of the Month: Bill Carpenter
Bill's poems are honest and direct - like the elements and designs of the world he observes and admires.
He shares his discoveries in words that create a clear image without unnecessary flourish. Sitting
carefully on the page, the poems ricochet within. His poetry allows adventure; the roaming
through an observer's journey in the world, made with joy.
Ode to the Wind
Oh, to be the wind,
cling to you like rain,
run invisible fingers through your hair,
sculpt your cotton dress
to your contours like Venus,
run away with your sweet perfume
tossing it like petals in my wake.
To billow your skirts,
animate your breath with my spirit
flowing in your veins as life;
to cling, caress
your moist mouth dry.
Oh, to be the wind
and take you as my lover.
Bill Carpenter © 2010
Visit Bill's page to comment on this poem
The homeless man was at home with the homelss dog by Alexander Raeburn
How Deeply They Delve by M.J. Iuppa
13 Ways to Digest a Purple Coneflower by Martin Willitts, Jr.
Waves Rolling Too by Jnana Hodson
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The Origami Poets
Welcome these poets who are are new to the Project!
New Origami Poets
(Search our Pick a Poet page where poets are listed alphabetically by first name)
A thru Z by First Name
At Java Madness: Diane Dolphin & Kim Baker
Sunday May 19th, 2013 1:30-4:30pm
POETRY MUSIC ART
Just Scheduled - July 17 Poetry Reading at ROOTS Providence
Wed, July 17 @ 7:30pm ► ROOTS 276 Westminster, ProvidenceTom Chandler
poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus
Mary Ann Mayer
OSP & OPP poet
And Special Guest, UK Poet:
(Sign up for Open Mic begins at 7pm)
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To submit your work, review our Submission Guidelines Here
Micro-Chapbook Display Locations
A Selection of Display Locations is Listed Below (RI unless noted) Origami Display Locations lists them all
Display at ROOTS Providence with poet Mary Ann Mayer
OPP Displays are lovinlgy maintained by volunteers - These sites are 'funded'
by the generosity of friends and strangers...
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