5 Top Places to Write Poetry on WEbook08:51
Fact: 59 out of 63 WEbookers write at least one
poem every year. Of those poet-WEbookers, 27% write a poem
every few days. Popular topics include
love, nature, loneliness, youth, old age, and disco ninjas. 97% of all WEbook poems include
the word “the.”
If you write poetry, you’re in great company on WEbook. But if you start your
own poetry project, it can be hard to get the attention and feedback you
want in the sea of other WEbook
work. What’s a WEpoet to do?
poems and feedback to an active
project in progress. Many WEbook projects accept poems
from any WEbooker brave
enough to hit the submit button. These
projects already have an active community of folks reading and writing, so your
poem will be sure to get a few extra hits right away.
“Sounds good, Melissa! But how can I find the right projects to get involved with?”
That’s where I come in! With the help of WEbook
I scoured the 100+ pages of WEbook poetry and came
up with 5 great projects open to each and every WEbooker. Before you submit your poem, be sure to take a
few minutes to read some of the other submissions and familiarize yourself with
what your fellow poets are up to! If you
leave feedback, you’ll be much more likely to get comments on your own poems.
Note: This list is by no means definitive! I was not able to read all 1500+ projects, so
I’m sure I missed a few good ones. Feel
free to add your favorite open poetry projects to the comments field.
Top 5 Open WEbook
Moveable Musings. I love magnetic poetry – and now there’s a
place where you can post your best ever magnetic compositions. Project Leader soloeagle gives these
guidelines to potential participants: “Use
Magnetic Poetry tiles to compose a haiku, ode, or sonnet. Go freestyle or
pentameter. Just write restricted to the words on the tiles.”
Quaquaversal Poetry. According to the project overview, by Project
Leader Zen_Driver, “Quaquaversal
means, literally, ‘turned wheresoever.’ This project thrives off of
dynamism. If it doesn't spread and expand and gather and propagate new
ideas and images, then it simply cannot be quaquaversal.”
Months and Weekdays.
In this project, poets describe a
month or day of the week in 6 words or less. Project Leader brigidmarie
writes, “I enjoy trying to put as much meaning into six words as possible. I
feel like months and days have a lot of feelings attached to them. July feels
different from October, just as Monday feels different from Saturday.”
Dead Roses. This project gives WEbookers a place to
express their feelings about the loss of a loved one. Project Leader JonasCullen suggests a
broad interpretation of the project’s theme – contributors can write about “a break-up,
a death, a friend moving,” or any other loss.
Bonus: Poetry Reading List