We know that poetry-as-healer:
acts as a catalyst for genuine hope
creates a community that nurtures lasting growth
IPM’s Poetry Partner Programs express the heart of our work and extends our reach into some of the most marginalized communities across the country and around the world.
Through funding our incredible Poetry Partners, we apply and magnify poetic medicine in creative ways throughout the country. We have served men in prison, immigrant and refugee youth, elders, persons overcoming addiction, women who have suffered domestic violence and sexual assault, persons living with mental health challenges, persons who are unhoused, college students who live with chronic depression, people living with traumatic brain injury, persons living with Parkinson’s Disease, children with a parent or parents in prison, children and teens with physical and developmental challenges, young people in juvenile hall, and young women in Afghanistan.