Poetry Portraiture

About This Project

POETRY PORTRAITURE is ongoing writing and performance project designed to stimulate intimacy and exchange between two strangers. Participants select a card from a colorful palette to kindle an intimate encounter. It begins with a simple question, “Why did you select this color?” Based on the answer and a rapid unveiling of memories, concerns, and wishes, Catherine composes a portrait of her new acquaintance in free verse, stewed in rich tête-à-tête.