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How-tos for all things poetry; learn how to analyze a poem, construct a haiko, differentiate between a metaphor and simile and more.

  • Tim Ellerbe II
    Published 19 days ago
    Writing Erotic Poetry for a Balanced Audience

    Writing Erotic Poetry for a Balanced Audience

    So I was talking with some folks on Twitter not too long ago about my poetic style. One of my followers pointed out that women buy a lot of erotic literature, but are not quick to purchase such material from male writers. I found that quite interesting. In my estimation, there is a difference in the poetry put out by women versus that put out by men, but still, erotica is erotica right? It’s like pornography a bit. You like it or you don’t. Even with that, I have women friends who will watch videos directed by men just as much as they will watch those directed by women. So why isn’t the same attentiveness given to male poets?
  • St. Jean
    Published 2 months ago
    HOW TO FEEL WILDLY ALIVE

    HOW TO FEEL WILDLY ALIVE

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  • Warren Brown
    Published 2 months ago
    Discover the Art and Craft of Poetry
  • Tanisha
    Published 2 months ago
    What It Takes to Be a Poet

    What It Takes to Be a Poet

    This has to be one of the most difficult questions one can ever brainstorm about. Some people would say, paper or a laptop, and a pen, of course. Some would say, ideas and caliber.
  • Donald Jefferson
    Published 3 months ago
    Get Experiences in Poetry: Some Tips for Beginners

    Get Experiences in Poetry: Some Tips for Beginners

    Without a doubt, poetry is beautiful art! Compared to other genres, it is the most liberating, creative, artistic, and emotional, but, at the same time, it is an extremely multifaceted, and complicated form of writing. Poems evoke deep emotions, and speak up about something important and big. At the time, they can be funny or unserious.
  • Matthew Mikituk
    Published 4 months ago
    UN Bullying

    UN Bullying

    UN Bully The Bully
  • Leigh Fisher
    Published 5 months ago
    What Are the Benefits of Writing Motivational Poetry?

    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
  • Leigh Fisher
    Published 10 months ago
    The Power of Poetic Devices

    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 verse, it’s still important to bring other poetic devices into your work.
  • Reid Moore
    Published about a year ago
    How to Show C.L.A.S.S. on YouTube
  • 'Toto' (Aleksina Teto)
    Published about a year ago
    How to Not Hate Poetry

    How to Not Hate Poetry

    So, I'm sitting down with a cup of coffee, chatting peacefully, but then it happens... somehow, we start talking about poetry. The idea of it makes me smile, while for my beverage buddy, they practically shudder with disgust.
  • Alivia Evans
    Published about a year ago
    Poetry Forms

    Poetry Forms

    Have you been struggling with ideas on what form of poetry to write?
  • Antwan Little
    Published about a year ago
    How to Write and Deliver a Remarkable Spoken Word Piece

    How to Write and Deliver a Remarkable Spoken Word Piece

    This guide will show you the steps to write and perform poetry like a Spoken Word artist. You will learn how perform a spoken word piece, which is a written poem meant to be performed and read aloud. Once you get trained in the poetic art of spoken word you can go out and participate in local open mics all around the city.