Welcome to Revisionary Arts

Revisionary Arts (RA) is a 401(c)3/nonprofit that facilitates self-care and healing through the interconnectedness of poetry and medicine. RA strives to construct spaces where participants feel empowered to creatively explore their human vulnerabilities.

What is Therapeutic Poetry?

Simply put, therapeutic poetry is a personal and communal celebration of our human vulnerability. More specifically, it involves the reading of poetry – and the recognition of its intersection with our lives – as well the exploration of the past (and present) through poetic expression.

Why Poetry?

Like any form of writing, poetry is a means of articulating our experiences, but unlike other genres, poetry distills experiences into the essentials, allowing us to focus on what’s most critical.

Most importantly, the poem is both a container for our suffering as well as a portal to a deeper understanding of it.

Community Gratitude

“Poetic therapy led me to a reflective space of encounter and mutual release between body and soul/heart/spirit where I was able to get out of my own way and connect with the necessary emotions and words.”

Roxanne Doty, workshop participant, writer, and lover of cats. 

“I look forward to this event every month. It is very empowering, and I feel safe and validated. So grateful this opportunity came into my life and I hope it continues for a long time.”

Workshop Participant

“I was intimidated to join, but the workshop was very welcoming, and I didn’t have to put myself out of my comfort zone if I didn’t want to.”

Workshop Participant

Revisionary Arts is made possible (in part) by the Academy of American Poets, with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.