Read Write Poem is an online gathering place for those who love poetry — and for those who suspect that, with a little nurturing, they could grow to love poetry. Whether you are new to writing poetry or have been writing for years, you are welcome here. If you don’t write poetry but love to read and discuss it, this is also the place for you. (And who knows? After participating for a few months, you might realize you want to try your hand at writing a poem or two after all.)
As poets we love and need our solitude, but it’s also nice to interact with and reach out to a community of poets. Read Write Poem gives you the opportunity to connect with poets, share your work, discuss poetry and be part of a unique community. We publish poetry-related features, columns and news. We promote the reading, sharing and discussion of poetry. And we share poetry activities and poetry prompts. As of July 2009, we also offer member profile pages, groups, forums and other interactive features to give members an enriched community experience.
All that’s required to participate is an internet connection, gobs of love for the P word, and respect for and generosity toward your fellow members.
Please note that Read Write Poem is 100% volunteer-driven. We don’t receive any compensation for the work we do, other than the reward of seeing poets read, write and share poetry. Please take a moment to thank everyone listed on the Brought to You By page who makes this community possible. (And give yourself a pat on the back for being part of the community, because your presence here is also essential.)