With great delight, we send random | eloquence, the Post-It Note Poetry Collection for 2023, out into the world.
This year, I’m letting Christina have the final word (as I am currently all out of words!)
Thank you so much to all who joined in PINP, whether online or offline and to those who contributed their poems to this year’s collection!
I know for Jodi and myself this year really cemented the importance of daily creativity for us, and especially the way in which poetry holds us through a lot of the daily ups and downs.
Our theme this year was random | eloquence.
In his book Consolations, David Whyte says:
“Beauty is the harvest of presence… beauty is the conversation between what we think is happening outside in the world and what is just about to occur far inside us”.
Taking what randomly lands in front of us and curiously putting words around it is the beauty of poetry. It was so wonderful to see everyone do this in their own way over February.
This year’s collection showcases 13 poets across 79 pages.
We look forward to returning in 2024 for another month of poetry in February.
(Collection is best viewed in 2-page mode in programs like Preview)