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Mindful Poetry Virtual Gathering (Free)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Apr 24

Each year during April for National Poetry Month, The Well holds virtual space for poets and poetry lovers for an hour of nourishing community and creativity. The format is simple. In each session, we meditate, consider a single poem, receive a prompt, write, and then share with the group.

Poems generated by attendees during this session can be submitted for publication in our 5th anniversary of the Mindful Poetry Moments anthology!

This year's poems have been curated by translator, vocalist, composer, poet, and educator Haleh Liza Gafori.

In this session...
Poem: A Blessing, by Samyak Shertok
Mindfulness Facilitator: Ta.Ma.R.A Belinda
Poem Facilitator: Samyak Shertok


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ACCESSIBILITY: Auto-generated Closed Captioning is available for each session on Zoom. If you require additional accommodations, please email in advance of the Gathering.

NOTE: All Mindful Poetry sessions are recorded and posted on our YouTube Channel (click here to view). If you are participating during a Gathering and would prefer not to appear in the recording, you may keep your camera off and/or decline to share during the Gathering. Or if you share something during the Gathering and would like us to edit it out of the recording, please make a specific request in advance to

About the Facilitators

Ta.Ma.R.A Belinda (they/she/he) is a conceptual artist, crafts(wo)man, and healing guide developing a unique perspective towards a study in mathematical design and crown energy. Using skills cultivated in continuous research of functional design, spiritual philosophy, and cultural art, she uses multiple disciplines and techniques to develop a seamless integration between art and mental expansion.

Connect with Ta.Ma.R.A: Website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok

Samyak Shertok’s (he/him) poems appear in Cincinnati Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. A finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, Alice James Award, and the Jake Adam York Prize, he has received fellowships from Aspen Words, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His work has been awarded the Robert and Adele Schiff Award for Poetry, the Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry, and the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. Originally from Nepal, he is currently the inaugural Hughes Fellow in Poetry at Southern Methodist University.

Connect with Samyak: Facebook, Instagram

Mindful Poetry Moments, incubated with The On Being Project, offers a chance to pause and reflect on poetry’s ability to encounter ourselves, the world, and the mystery of each other.

This special collaboration began as a way to provide young students an opportunity to encounter poetry in the course of a normal school day during National Poetry Month and has expanded to reach poetry lovers of all ages.

For more, sign up for future Gatherings below and click here for additional poetry and mindfulness resources!

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Mindful Poetry Virtual Gathering (Free)
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