“Poetry is a conversation with the world.” Naomi Shihab Nye
Poems2go is a poetry project created by Christine Jones and supported by a grant from the Witter Bynner Foundation, to bring more poetry to more people to more places. Inspired by the book Poem In Your Pocket introduced by Kay Ryan, poems2go offers poetry to take with you, tuck in your pocket, your wallet, or to share.
Ten poets are featured every three months and multiple copies of their poems are printed on 4″x 6″ loose-leafed paper and distributed to selected cafes and/or bookstores (see Where to Find p2g) available for patrons to peruse and take 2 go.
Poems2go hopes to provide poetry that is a reflection of a poet’s deep listening of the world around him/her, that broadens our perspective as readers to gain a greater understanding of interconnectedness, and a sense of our place in the collective whole.
Christine Jones (founder and editor) is a graduate of Lesley University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. Poetry is part of her trinity, along with salt water, and true love. She collaborates with her husband, Michael, a fine arts painter, and they have exhibited in several local and regional museums. They love to swim and surf near their home on Cape Cod. Christine’s poetry has been published in a few small journals online and in print, also forthcoming in Salamander, and Timberline Review. She’s currently working on her first book collection with her mentor, poet Erin Belieu.