Poetry Writing Tips

Words are weapons. Your words can change the way people look at the world and our guides will help you improve.

If you’ve suffered a great loss—like the death of someone close to you—reading or writing poetry that reflects on this painful experien

Take your poem from page to stage by competing in a poetry slam!

 

If you're thinking about writing and performing a slam poem—but you're feeling shy—here are a few reasons to find your courage and give

If you are just starting out writing poetry, it might seem intimidating to write about really deep emotions right away.

Whether you’re still in school, are about to graduate or have already moved onto the next chapter in life, nearly everyone can relate t

Friends can share your interests, be your closest confidantes, and know you better than anyone else—that’s why poems that revolve aroun

These snappy, rhythmic, three-line poems are lots of fun to write. 


Acrostic poetry is a fun and simple type of poetry which will allow you to experiment with different writing techniques and formatting a

An idyll is a short poem that creates a story and paints a picture of everyday life, while making things that at first seem simple much

Diction refers to the author’s choice of words and the order of the words within a poem.

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