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 seen spoken word poetry videos floating around Facebook and YouTube—but weren’t sure what they were all about—check out this

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

Need a few good reasons to write a poem?

Putting together your first poem isn’t as difficult as you might think. Just follow these easy steps!


Show that special person what they truly mean to you by sending him or her the perfect love poem.


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

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