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May 23, 2021

Poetry Timeout: Poetry, Songs and Stories with Jennifer Bloom

Join mother, poet, singer, scholar Jennifer Bloom on this Sunday in May for an online performance of original poems, songs, and stories.

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, to take a timeout from the day-to-day, and to reflect on the sacredness of being alive in this moment. Children and families (all generations) are welcome. Feel free to bring a beverage, a meal, a journal, or come in your PJ’s. Create the space you need to feel nourished.

For those who would like to be in conversation after the presentation, Jennifer will linger for an additional thirty minutes for community reflection and connection.

The virtual “doors” will open at 7:50 p.m., 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.

This event will be conducted on Zoom at 8pm EDT on Sunday, May 23. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of registration. Registration closes at 8pm EDT on Sunday, March 28. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.


Jennifer Bloom is a mother, poet, singer, scholar, 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 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/

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the support to create a virtual sanctuary during this time. Your donations help to the expand tour initiatives and programs. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution towards our efforts. Please consider making a donation below.

Registration Options

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