IT'S HERE! OPEN DOORS announces the publication of Wheeling & Healing: A Poetry Anthology Edited by OPEN DOORS Reality Poets. The Reality Poets invited residents of their long-term care facility, neighbors on Roosevelt Island, mentors and friends to contribute poems toward a message of realness, resilience and healing. Check out pics from our book launch below and connect with us to bring the Reality Poets' Realness, Resilience and Healing Tour to your community!


Wow! On March 11th the Reality Poets performed at the iconic Bowery Poetry Club, rousing the packed house to their feet. After the event one of our members said, "I woke up feeling like a rock star." It warmed my heart to hear those words. So to all who helped make this magical night possible, I want to say Thank You—for showing up, for lending your hearts, for sharing your voices, and most of all, thank you for believing in us.—Dexter Ciprian, Design Lead


A LOOK behind the scenes at the OPEN DOORS Reality Poets workshopping and editing their work as well the work of the OPEN DOORS extended family.

Reality Poet Andres "Jay" Molina  (image courtesy of Nkozi Tiewul)

Reality Poets Ramon "King Tito Love" Cruz, Suluk Johnson and Andres "Jay" Molina 


A sneak peak into Wheeling & Healing