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POETESS AND STRANGER

445 E MITCHELL ST
PETOSKEY, MI 49770
231-622-8053

NEW HOURS 
MONDAY: 11AM-5PM
TUESDAY-SATURDAY

11AM-6PM

SUNDAY: 11AM-4PM

PSYCHIC READINGS
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
SATURDAY: 11-6PM w/E
MILY $1 PER MINUTE

I am a poet

of the lake,

poetess, actually.

My hands gather 

her fossil bones-

the calcium 

drinks my fingertips

chalking them

white with dust.

My heart is here

although storms

never come-

just rain, anymore.

What if I drank

too much whiskey

one night

and then told the lake

that I was her

poetess forever.

Would she 

reflect me differently-

a stranger forever?

Bah,

I can't care.

The storm passes us by

again

and I am still

and ever

your poetess

and stranger.

by Sarah Snider 7/20/19

WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE SHOPPE: 

WEDNESDAY MEDIATION: 
MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 7-8PM.
DOORS LOCK AT 7PM SHARP! JOIN US FOR A GUIDED MEDITATION OF THE FOOL'S JOURNEY 

THROUGH THE MAJOR ARCANA OF THE TAROT.
BYO
YOGA MAT/CUSHION/BLANKET, ETC.
DONATIONS BASED MEANS PAY WHAT YOU CAN.
STARTS 6/28.

 

INTRODUCING
POETIC TOGETHERNESS: 


ALIVE POETS SOCIETY:
MEETS EVERY SATURDAY 9-11AM. AGES 17+
JOIN US AS WE READ, DISCUSS, AND WRITE POETRY TOGETHER. DONATIONS WELCOME BUT NOT REQUIRED. 

POETRY OUT LOUD:
MEETS EVERY 3RD MONDAY 7-9PM.
**$5 COVER OR A HAIKU ABOUT MONEY

6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
PLEASE BRING ORIGNAL POETRY/PROSE TO READ, MAX LENGTH 3 MINUTES PER TURN. WE WILL NOT CENSOR MATERIALS SO LISTENERS BE AWARE AND WRITERS BE JUDICIOUS WITH WHAT YOU SHARE. TRIGGER WARNINGS APPRECIATED, NO HATE SPEECH. **MONEY GOES TOWARD: CHAIRS, SOUND EQUIPMENT, ADVERTISING. 

 

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT POETESS AND STRANGER,
445 E MITCHELL ST, PETOSKEY, MI 49770 231-622-8053

 

IF NOT US, WHO?
POETESS AND STRANGER COLLECTS PERSONAL CARE ITEMS YEAR ROUND FOR THE NORTHMEN DENS PROGRAM. NORTHMEN DENS IS A PANTRY PROGRAM IN EACH OF OUR SCHOOLS THAT PROVIDES FREE FOOD AND PERSONAL CARE ITEMS FOR STUDENTS WITH A NEED. PREFERRED ITEMS: TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTH PASTE, DEODRANT, TAMPONS, PADS, BODY WASH (BAR SOAP IS NOT PREFERRED), SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, DENTAL FLOSS, LIP BALMS, LOTION, ETC. LARGE SIZED ITEMS ARE NOT EASY FOR THE STUDENTS TO FIT INTO THEIR BAGS, REGULAR OR TRAVEL SIZES ARE AN EXCELLENT SOLUTION FOR THIS. I AM ALWAYS WILLING TO ACCEPT CASH DONTIONS AND BUY ITEMS FOR THIS PROGRAM AS WELL.

LITTLE FREAK PANTRY IS SPECIFIC TO THE SHOPPE'S BRICK AND MORTAR LOCATION AND IS A FOOD & DIGNITY ITEM PANTRY FOR PEOPLE DOWNTOWN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE MONEY TO HELP ME MAINTAIN THIS PANTRY, 100% OF YOUR DONATION WILL BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE, PLEASE SPECIFY LITTLE FREAK PANTRY OR NORTHMEN DENS WHEN YOU DONATE. THANK YOU KINDLY!  

Leaf Pattern Design

OUR VISION

there has to be a place we start

somewhere we are allowed to

be curious and be curious

a place where women matter

a place of tenderness and conscience

a place for new voices and the natural world

a place whose purpose is to reveal the beauty

and magic in each of us

a place with a heart and a soul and

a mind for change

there has to be a place we start

to be the people our world needs

more healers and dreamers

more makers and menders and believers

there has to be a place we start

so let it be here.

Sarah Snider is the Poetess/Proprietrix of Poetess And Stranger. She practices her own style of witchcraft, divination, and meditation and encourages all practitioners at every level to follow their own intuition when it comes to magickal living. Poetry and magick are, quite simply, her life. She has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and has work published on Vocal Media, as well as RATTLE Online. 

OUR MISSION

It is our aim to grow our region’s access to natural, ethically made and traded goods by creating and maintaining a retail environment where openness, equality, sustainability and representation matters.

OUR HOPE

It is our hope that your experience with
Poetess and Stranger 
is magical and empowering. 
"An' it harm none"


 

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