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December 13, 2020

Poetry Timeout: Poems, Songs and Stories of Letting Go with Jennifer Bloom

Join poet, singer, scholar Jennifer Bloom for an online performance of original poems, songs, stories on the theme “Letting Go.” As the calendar year draws to a close and we approach the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, gather on the eve of the new moon to take a timeout from the day-to-day and reflect on the sacredness of being and the fullness of life.

In this hour-long presentation, Jennifer will offer a guided meditation and take you on a poetic journey of discovery, crafting a setting to feel, to consider, to discover. Jennifer will read poems and sing with the intention to create a space of sanctuary and a chance to pause amidst the turbulence.

Kids and families are welcome. Bring your dinner or come in your PJ’s. Create the space you need to feel nourished. The virtual “doors” will open at 7:50, so please feel free to come early to settle into this space.

Suggested donation is $25, but all levels of giving are welcome and deeply appreciated. A link to the recording will be e-mailed to all those who register to ensure that anyone unable to attend the live event is still able to enjoy the program. 


Jennifer Bloom is a poet, singer, scholar, mother, and advisor to the Garrison Institute Fellowship. Jennifer loves to weave the intellectual and creative worlds together to inform one another. She considers her role to be that of meaning maker and sacred space holder, whether she is performing, facilitating a retreat, or writing. Jennifer has published two collections of poetry and an album of music and holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and a Master’s of Science in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her perspectives integrate continued studies through The Neuroleadership Institute, The Mindsight Institute, Prosocial World as well as Jewish, Yogic, and Earth-based wisdom traditions.

Jennifer’s poetry explores questions that arise when making friends with paradox, allowing boundaries to blur, and testing the limits of our habits and beliefs. At times metaphysical, quarry, and emotionally raw, Jennifer explores what it means for her to be human and the moments that can transcend the ordinary.

In her words:
“I embrace curiosity and inquiry as I explore life, relationships, and myself.
I write and sing to express and to open space for listeners to connect to their own story through mine.
I share through performances and conversations, crafting settings to feel, to consider, to discover.”

For more information please visit https://www.jennifer-bloom.com/

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 8pm ET on Sunday, December 13th. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 6pm ET on Sunday December 13th. Please note that participation in this webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share space physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.

Registration Options

1 - Supporter (suggested donation) (Donation)
2 - Participant