“Poetry is a conversation with the world.” Naomi Shihab Nye


Poems2go (P2G) extends poetry’s public arm, reaching people in everyday spaces, attracting them with highly crafted, digestible poems that are easy to tuck in a pocket or share. P2G resides at 27 venues in 11 states, including cafés, bookstores, and libraries. It is a free, quarterly publication comprised of poems printed on loose leaf 4” x 6” paper. Nearly 1,600 poems are consumed monthly. P2G has been found on subway seats and pinned to trees. Poems and articles are also shared on P2G’s website, Twitter, and Facebook. Christine Jones (Founder) and Sarah Lain (Managing Editor) are responsible for its publication, management, development, and distribution; volunteers also support individual venue distributions. P2G is sponsored by Lesley University,   the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. and The Billerica Arts Council

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-in-Chief) is a graduate of Lesley University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. She is also a reader for Sugar House Review. 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 most recent poetry can be found in 32 poemsSalamander, Timberline Review, Naugatuck Review, and Cimarron Review. She’s currently working on her first book collection with her mentor, poet Erin Belieu.

Sarah Kirstine Lain is the Managing Editor of Poems2go, and her work has appeared in B O D Y. She is a Development Manager for the University of Chicago’s Research Computing Center and has an MFA in poetry from Lesley University. Lain has taught creative writing for the Art Institute of Tampa and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. Her interests include STEM interconnects with poetic narratives and emotionally-restricted cultures. Lain enjoys performing street poetry and mixing poetry with electronic sound.



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    Poems2Go | Hannah Warren's Poetry said:
    May 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    […] Source: Poems2Go […]


    […] poems2go is the poetry project of Christine Jones and Sarah Lain, where five poets are featured on a monthly basis both on website and in print. Print-outs of the featured poems are distributed in select bookstores, cafes, and other locations in multiple states; at the time of this writing, the distribution states are Massachusetts, Florida, Rhode Island, Tennessee, New Mexico, and Colorado. The distributed poems are printed in a small format so people can carry the poems in their wallet. […]


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