Poetry Writing Tips

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

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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.

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 aroun

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


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

Get inspired by the work of some of the best slam poets performing today!


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