Poetry Writing Tips

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

Relationships with family members can affect us in a profound way.

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


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

Share your work with the world (and win prizes!) by learning how to submit your best poems to poetry competitions.


The narrative poem, one of the oldest poetic forms in the world, could be the perfect way to tell a very modern story – yours.

Penning your own slam poetry isn't as difficult as it might seem.

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

Short poems can convey intimate moments with simple, specific, compell

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