Poetry Writing Tips

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

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.

Need a few good reasons to write a poem?

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


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!


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