Building Poetry Communities on

As a month of celebrating poetry, poems and inspiration comes to an end, it really should not. Keep a poem in your heart. Use an excerpt from a poem to let someone know how much you care about them. Write a letter and slip a short poem inside to inspire, calm or excite someone. Write a poem whenever you can. Support organizations and foundations that promote the love of reading poetry. Happy writing to our poets and may all poems find someone to embrace. Melba Christie at Poemattic. News

As we’re entering the final week of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) in the US, we want to celebrate all the wonderful poetry-centric community projects here on

The sites we feature today — like many others we follow and love — make an important point. We may all write on our own, but it’s only when we join a community of other writers and readers that our voices are truly heard.

Keeping it local

Some of the tightest-knit poetry groups are bound by a shared space, where writers know not only each other’s work, but also each other’s face. Over at Poetdelphia, Philly-based poets share poems, announce readings and other events, and celebrate community members’ achievements.

typewriter poetry2Ghostless Sleep, by Yasin Chines at Xsentric.

Similarly, .: Poetry in Chicago is a project that aims to bring together writers from across the city’s eclectic poetry community, with posts on

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