Life as a Poet Knows It

Life as a Poet Knows It

Industry tips for new poets. Welcome to the Poets family.

Henri Gouldinga month ago
My First Spoken Word Event
I finally worked up the courage to attend an open mic event down the road from my apartment and I thought I would share my experience and maybe give some tips and advice for those of you nervous about...
Leigh Fisher2 months ago
What Are the Benefits of Writing Motivational Poetry?
"Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life." ― Maya Angelou Writing about dark emotions and even darker social commentaries can feel cathartic at times, but wh...
Experiences in Poetry
I am a poet. I don't have any books published, but I am a poet. When I sit down to write, it's what comes easiest. The fiction I write often comes from poems or turns into poems or, at the very least,...
Leigh Fisher7 months ago
The Power of Poetic Devices
Modern poetry is largely written in free verse, a trend further popularized by most literary magazines straying away from fixed forms and rhymed work. However, even with the freedom brought with free ...
Leigh Fisher9 months ago
Poetry & Instagram
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a poet, or a writer of some type. If you’re not a poet, but enjoy reading poetry, then you are awesome and one of my favorite people in the world. There are not nearly enough people out there who are like you, enjoying poetry because it’s a pleasure to read. The above video sums up a lot of my thoughts on why I decided to join Instagram in April 2018 to share my poetry, but I have a few more closing thoughts to add. The average person, someone...
Leandra Haysa year ago
Monsters
Maybe I'm twisted I'm out of my mind All I know is I'm pouring my heart into every line Right now I'm corny But this is my life and all I have is time Robbed me every honest feeling voices in my head ...
The Everything-Doer
I am so, so young. And I am always, always running. My movements are inconstant and my mind is in too many places at once to count. It feels as though I’m nearing a climax, exploding, time crunch is o...
Belle Denkaa year ago
S.L Gray: and the Things That Couldn't Be Written About
S.L Gray is a poet and author. Her book is on Amazon at Skin, Bones, and Too Much Love. Her honesty in her answers is something to be admired in an artist and in a human being. I asked her to let me i...
Three Expression Tips For New Poets
I want to start this post off with the disclaimer that in no way am I trying to teach people how to write poetry. Systematic, routine poetry is not poetry at all, and therefore, genuine poetry cannot ...