Poetry Competitions: Everything You Need To Know 

Guide to Poetry Contests

Hey there, fellow poets! If you’re anything like me, you’ve often wondered how to dive into the exciting and rewarding world of poetry contests. I get it—there are so many contests out there, each with unique rules, themes, and prizes. It can feel overwhelming, right? But don’t worry, I’ve got your back! I’ve entered my … Read more

The 7 Best Haiku Writers of All Time

Basho Poem

Haiku describes the seventeen syllable Japanese poetic tradition, with words arranged over three lines using a five-seven-five syllable structure. There are similarities between Haiku and Imagist poetry, with Modernist poets like Ezra Pound and H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) expressing an admiration of the Japanese form. Many of the writers described below wrote originally in Japanese, … Read more

The 5 Best Comedy Poets of All Time

Many of the poets on this list are extremely distinguished and highly respected poets known for writing moving poems of great national and literary significance. It’s great for us that they each also had a highly developed sense of humor! The five best comedy poets of all time are Louise Bennett-Coverley, Pam Ayres, T. S. … Read more

How to Compose a Poem

Is Writing Poetry Hard? Guide to Writing Poems

Poetry is everywhere, in birthday cards, books, magazines, quoted on walls, and in plays, TV and movies. Most of us probably studied poetry at school, and maybe we were even encouraged to write a couple of our own at some point – but how do you actually compose a poem? Writing a poem can be … Read more

The 5 Best Epic Poets

Best Epic Poets

Epic poets, or narrative poets, have gripped the imagination of readers and listeners all over the world for thousands of years. But who are the best epic poets? Which narrative poets have stood the test of time to tower above the rest? Below we explore the lives and work of 5 of the greatest and … Read more

How to Publish Verse

How to Publish Verse

So you’ve finished writing your verse poem. The next step is to answer the big question: where do I publish my verse? Do I want to publish professionally? Do I want to publish for friends and family? Will I self publish my verse? Should I seek feedback from trusted sources first? What’s the next step? … Read more

What Is Not Poetry?

Poetry, particularly the modern movement towards free-verse, is open to interpretation and easily molded by the poet. Where do we draw the line? Is there anything that isn’t poetry? Anything is not poetry when it doesn’t have particular structural rules, and it doesn’t adhere to formalized poetry guidelines. While stories can evoke emotions, if they … Read more

5 Best Notebooks for Writing Poetry (Buyer’s Guide)

Poetry is the most romanticized form of writing. Though poets can write in any exam pad or notebook, writing in a dedicated poetry journal would fit their chosen art form much more.  The best poetry journal available on Amazon is the EvZ Classic Key Bound Retro Vintage Notebook. This stunning, leather-bound journal is the perfect … Read more

Should You Put Your Poetry on Instagram? How to Decide

Posting your poetry on Instagram or any other social media platform has advantages and disadvantages. There are several ways for the platform to work to your benefit, yet depending on your intentions and goals as a poet, publishing on Instagram can backfire if not used appropriately.  You consider putting your poetry on Instagram as a … Read more

How Much Money Can You Make Publishing a Poetry Book?

You put together the best poetry book yet and you’re hoping to be paid for your hard work. But then you found out that poetry books might be one of the worst-selling books on the market. How much can you make if you publish a poetry book? You can make as little as $0 up … Read more