Experience the Wealth of Fabulous Writing 


Practical Writing Tips 

  • Write Freely 
  • Scan for extra wordiness and delete 
  • Rephrase and recap 
  • Consider tone and voice 
  • Check for consistency in punctuation
  • What is the purpose of the poem? 
  • Pay critical attention to the title and it's use
  • Does shape of poem match theme? 
  • Alliteration--add some! 
  • Read it out loud; how does it sound? 
  • Did you read it the way you wrote it? 
  • Share it with others


What better way to discover your poetic voice than hearing from the wisdom of renown poets? Read these ten interviews with Poet Laureates here


Poets and Poems from Around the World! Read these insightful and inspirational poems with an international flare here








God is the perfect poet- Robert Browning 

The crown of literature is poetry--  W. Somerset Maugham

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. - T.S. Elliot 

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. - Salman Rushdie 

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
- Robert Fros

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. -

Edgar Allen Poe 


    Unsure what to write about or what form to use? Check out the poetry list of forms here! 

 I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. - Socrates