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This Moment in Poetry: The Stretch to Connect

Join poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for a poetry discussion and performance of poems that meet the moment.

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer is joining us at SHYFT at Mile High for a 2-part, in-person poetry discussion that concludes with an intimate performance.

Designed with social-distancing in mind, this event has two parts.


3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Something marvelous happens when we read poems together—we feel more deeply connected to the world, to each other, and even to ourselves. Poems remind us of our shared humanity, how much we need each other. Poems will be chosen for relevance to our times. Come experience how good it feels to gather and talk about what it means to be alive. No prior poetry experience necessary, everyone welcome!

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bring your own beverage and enjoy an array of vegetarian soul food appetizers made with love by Soul Nia.

Poetry Performance

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join Rosemerry for an evening of humor and wonder as she shares poems that meet the moment—poems that help us lean into life as it is, poems driven by curiosity and a willingness to dance in the unknown, poems that celebrate the broken, the lowly, the humble, the parched, the lost. Bring your hope, your fear, your inner child, your cantankerous self-critic, your willingness to spend an evening steeped in words and music.


Two ticket options are available! VIP tickets include access to the afternoon discussion and performance. Performance-only tickets start at 5 p.m. with heavy appetizers and socially-distant socializing and the hour long performance with Rosemerry.


By purchasing tickets to this event, you are supporting our nonprofit, SHYFT at Mile High. Our mission is to provide everyone, regardless of ability to pay, with access to classes and programs that help people reduce stress, heal trauma, and live more mindfully. We bring people from all walks of life into community to connect, learn, and grow.


This event has been designed with your safety in mind. We’re limiting the total number of tickets sold to 43. With 5,000 square feet of open space, SHYFT allows for social-distancing for the entirety of the event. Temp checks and masks will be required outside of designated space for eating and drinking. All guests are invited to bring and enjoy their beverage of choice during the performance.


Oct 17 2020


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 17 2020
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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Shyft at Mile High
1401 Zuni Street Suite #106