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!
Nancy Jasper's newest adventure
She continues to share her wonderful poetry every where she goes - this time it's at the Working Waterfront Festival & her poem 'Tudo Isto é Fado' from her book Snout.
Above painting 'Um Fado Lusitano' by Ric Nagualero
100,000 Poets for Change
Readings all around the world
OPP poet Kathryn Kulpa will be reading at Gallery X in New Bedford Ma. AND Nahshon Cook will be reading out in Denver at West Side Books – 3424 W 32nd Ave as part of the amazing program.
"September 28, 2014 marks the fourth annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change.
An event that brings poets, artists and musicians together around the world calling for environmental, social, and political change. "
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. We were at the Nebraska Writers Guild booth which I help with every year. Had a good response to them with many people saying they will check them out on-line." What an amazing effort, Charlene! Thanks for sharing the OPP!
See Charlene's page here. As she likes to say, "The home of a poet is full of Delight!"
AMAZON SMILE + OPP
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Through Amazon's "Smile" Program.
0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the OPP when you select
the Origami Poems Project as your Charity of Choice.
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Remember - Submissions Open September 1st but are closed for December!
Lynnie, Seems you've brought together a vibrant community of poets. I bet there isn't a more appealing, expansive Newsletter in the whole damn country
Bill Carpenter, Rhode Island 10/01/2014
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, pictured above, passed away July 28th. She was much loved.
If you'd like one of our 2.5" magnets with this adorable mini-schnauzer to lovingly look out at you from your fridge door, send us a $15 donation which will cover purchase & mailing costs.
Recording by new OPP poet, Steven Drenning Jr, is now posted on his page.
Our "Fall into Winter" Issue arrives Oct 1st
Our next newsletter goes out Dec 1st - Sign up Here
October Poet of the Month: Paula (PD) Lietz
PD Lietz lives in rural Manitoba Canada. Her award winning photography, art and writing have appeared in numerous publications such as, Sunrise From Blue Thunder, Naugatuck River Review issues Summer 2011 & Winter 2013, MaINtENaNT: Journal of Contemporary DADA Writing and Art, 4, 5 and 6, Visions, Verses and Voices and on Phantom Billsticker Posters NZ placed throughout the world, to name but a few.
Her wonderful art work graces many an OPP micro-chapbook cover.
Opening Lines from:
Revisiting Three to One
It was the nails that we were always in want of, did not matter what the length.
The word but mentioned and our senses went on high alert.
The back swing of hefting the hammer set us off balance
before we could place our perception of precision on the head of our intent.
On every board you could nearly bet there would be three bent nails to every straight one.
Thus became the name of our tree house, Three to One.
PD Lietz © 2013
Visit her OPP Artist's page Here
Cover from Etsy.com
• 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?
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
Goshen, NY box set up by Ariana D. Den Bleyker, 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 & another of Helen's friends! ♦
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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