Who We Are

Namaya – MIA, MSN, D.Sci. – Namaya poet and artist,   is an internationally renowned poet, artist, story teller, musician and playwright who, with the B4 Peace team, creates art and community building projects for peace.

“A modern day Thoreau in a world gone mad.” Seven Days

“A Vermont Treasure.” Vt. Life.

He is a veteran, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Yemen, and is a lifelong peace activist. He has presented art and performance projects “Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad.” at human rights centers Villa Grimaldi in Santiago and other peace building projects around the globe. His art work has appeared in shows in San Miguel Allende and peace centers internationally.

His solo and ensemble projects have included “Witness: Israel-Palestine: Journey to Peace,” “War is a Racket,” and the new multimedia show “Pornography of War – In An Age of Desire.” His play “Beatnik Cafe” was performed in NYC and in New England.

He is the author books of poetry and stories-“GOD.SEX.POLITICS,” “Vermont My Home,” and most recently, “Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida.” His children’s stories and CDS are “On the Island of Binga Bonga.” Visit our Store for art, writings and CDs. All work supports the not-for-profit he co-founded GRACE Cares. Namaya is an Irish and International citizen based at Blue Heron Pond in Vermont with his wife Zoe.


“It’s beautiful, inspiring. Give you an Idea that with time, we can get through the extra perimeter around all the barriers that we have for PEACE”

- Edsom

Event Participant

“This is just an amazing piece. I’m very moved by this installation and your work. It’s just very very moving.”
- Mary

Event Participant

“There’s no word about what I think about. It’s amazing, extraordinary. Just being around it is enough.”
- Kathy



Vermont Poet

Performance poet and storyteller, author of the book “Vermont My Home on Blue Heron Pond.”

The Jazz Poet

Namaya is the Jazz Poet who has performed in clubs and theaters on five continents. With the Jazz Beat Blues Poetry Ensemble and as a solo artist. Currently he is completing his new CD “Jazz Ku Bop.”


GRACE Cares’ mission is to partner with local heroes and communities on small-scale community development projects that make a difference by empowering people to improve their lives. We do this with respect to local cultures and traditions.