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 a hundred participating poets, this Non-Profit organization shares micro-chapbooks throughout 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!
Poster Design by Adam Slater
Sunday April 27, 2014 2:30-5pm
Poetry & Art at the Narragansett Towers
Tom Chandler · Paul Hostovsky · Margie Flanders · Mary Mueller
Jason Hancock · Linda Denosky-Smart
The following extraordinary poets now have their collections
published by Finishing Line Press
"Life not quite Understood" by Lynnie Gobeille
Cover Photo by Pip Hartnett
Pre-order thru March 14th for reduced shipping
Cover: Pete Mayer’s balanced-rock sculpture
Pre-order thru March 28th for discounted shipping (May)
“Nancy, I like your poems very much. They are spare, precise. You don't try to make them mean more than they do mean (which is a lot). You have a special way, I think, with animals and small creatures. Especially wonderful is "Snout" (as are "Tudo isto é fado" and "Yahrzeit"). The efficiency and straight-forwardness of your poems (is something) I much admire."
Nancy Jasper’s former professor in the Brown American Civilization Program, 3/7/2014
"Scott Devon's 'The Book Of Doubt' reveals a pilgrim's devotion to the holy dance of words. Any poet who can get Gene Hackman and Quetzalcoatal into the same poem with this kind of panache is a poet worth walking with."
George Wallace, Writer in Residence, Walt Whitman Birthplace
Phil S., Decatur, IL 2/13/14
The Poets are Coming, The Poets are Coming...
To East Greenwich!
Sunday, March 9th 2:00-4:00PM
(Daylight Savings Time Begins)
Bill Sullivan & Kara Provost
Poetry Reading, Q&A Session and Book Signing
MAIN STREET Coffee, EG
Click Below & Print this Spring's OPP Schedule as a Micro-chapbook:
OPP Fold-a-Thon - Sunday, March 30th 2-4pm
Symposium Bookstore - Division St. (Dave’s Plaza), East Greenwich
Wendy, our OPP dog says, 'Yes, you CAN fold an Origami Miro-chapbook, Even if you're all Paws!'
Our Spring Into Poetry Newsletter
Our next newsletter comes out in April!
March Poet of the Month: Mary Ann Mayer
Mary Ann Mayer lives her life with zeal - for poetry, people, animals, music - life overall. Oh, and for travel and skiing. This month we are thrilled to feature Mayer's poetry by way of reminding everyone of her dedication and wordskill. Finishing Line Press has also recognized Mayer's work and will publish a chapbook this May entitled, "Salt & Altitudes." (See above for pre-order details thru March 28, 2014.)
I dive into air.
Mary Ann Mayer © 2012
Cover photo: ‘Despair’ by Rose Waugh
Cover art by Peg Quinn, Crow
Visit - Peg Quinn Murals on Facebook
Background Photo by Chris Sims
Cover Photo selected by Ashley Knowles
Erica’s 1st Typewriter
Cover Cover Photo: amzzz123 - www.deviantart.com
Cover Design by Helen Burke
- This poem is also sung by Kevin Keough on YouTube -
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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)
We here in OPP-Ville are thrilled to announce….
We have been given our 501(c)3 Federal Designation!
We want to hear your Voice...
Email us an mp3 recording from your OPP micro-chapbook.
Have you ever been "given a raindrop to spend in the woods"?
Well, hear Jason Heroux tell you about it in 'poem' - on his OPP page!•
(& those events that didn't make the Newsletter)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 27, 2014 - POETRY AND ART AT THE NARRAGANSETT TOWERS
OPP Monthly Newsletter
Receive the OPP Monthly Newsletter & read the quirky & inspiring articles
as well pithy announcements - Be sure to add our email address to your contacts!
Read our Submission Guidelines Completely (Main Menu - last item, top right)
We Do Not 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?
Cool Beans Cafe, Narragansett ♦ Peg Quinn mails books for Lincoln, NB ♦ Hoi Polloi Gallery, FL ♦ Newport Public Library
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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