Dr. Carr's Word Forage at  The Sparrow Bakery , March 31. A family-friendly game in progress.

Dr. Carr's Word Forage at The Sparrow Bakery, March 31. A family-friendly game in progress.

Dr. Carr's Word Forage

YOU, TOO, CAN WRITE A POEM!™

Book Dr. Carr's Word Forage for your next fundraiser, retreat, visiting artist workshop, reading series, artwalk, writing and creativity workshop, anniversary, open house, etc.

Book Dr. Carr as poet-in-residence in your classroom, at your local business, or for your conference or festival.

Email Emily: ifshedrawsadoor@gmail.com

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Dr. Carr's Word Forage is a collaborative, chance-based poetry board game.

No experience with poetry required.

Beginners encouraged.

While there are "winners," ultimately the objective is to introduce players to the magic and joy of language by jolting them into poems they didn't know they had inside them.

 Sample poem by Paul Arney, father & founder & owner of the Ale Apothecary.

Sample poem by Paul Arney, father & founder & owner of the Ale Apothecary.

Dr. Carr's Word Forage celebrates

the joy of the art,

the playful nature of the poetic mind, and

the surprise of language gone strange, big and full of unexpected association.


 Dr. Carr's Word Forage at  The Sparrow Bakery , March 31. RatedR game in progress.

Dr. Carr's Word Forage at The Sparrow Bakery, March 31. RatedR game in progress.

In 30 minutes or less, Dr. Carr's Word Forage guides players        through three phases of writing a poem:

rough draft, workshop, and revision

Inspired by the 1920’s Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse,            Dr. Carr’s Word Forage combines elements of

unpredictability, chance, unseen intention and group collaboration

to help players make the kind of associative leaps poets make         when thinking lyrically.

 Sample poem by Tanya Hughes, alchemist & founder of  Amulette Studios .

Sample poem by Tanya Hughes, alchemist & founder of Amulette Studios.

Through Dr. Carr’s Word Forage, collaborators learn to express themselves in astonishing ways, practice flexible thought, say things they didn’t know they wanted to say about themselves and the world around them, unleash the creative potential we all have as humans, and, ultimately, get closer to their own wildness in the physical environment that is language.

 Sample poem from  The Workhouse's  Last Saturday Event, March 2018.

Sample poem from The Workhouse's Last Saturday Event, March 2018.