Poetry Writing Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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


What’s the first rule of writing poetry? That there are no rules--it’s all up to you!

What do you think of when you hear the word spirituality?

Spoken word is written on a page but performed for an audience.