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We Write Poems is an on-line community for folks who like to read/write poems.
We are here joined in community to encourage and support like-minded people with an interest in sharing and growing their ability to write poetry.  Primarily we offer weekly poem prompts as the vehicle around which we may gather and share our writing.  Additionally, as time, energy and participation supports we may present articles, forums, reviews about poetry as may inform our writing lives.

In this spirit, everyone is invited to participate in common with us.

The key word in all regards is appreciation.
About our prompt and poem cycle:

Every Thursday we post a poem prompt.  You then have basically one week to consider and write your poem response.  When your poem is ready you may then leave a comment and link to that poem as it is posted on your own blog (or the poem itself if you do not have your own blog).

Actually there’s no real “deadline” for leaving your link, however sometime within that first week is suggested. After that time folks will be far less likely to come looking there – and your poem may go unread, and we do want your poems to be read by our community!

About what poem you write and share with us.

You are invited to respond to the prompts as given here, but if your poem strays from that starting point, or if you have something else you’re just itching to share, please feel welcome in doing that. Our first desire here is to encourage you to write and learn and share.

We encourage you to challenge your writing craft, to expand what both language and yourself are capable of doing. In that spirit we deeply appreciate poems that even “try and fall short” of their intent. Learning and growing always, always, includes as much or more of what doesn’t work as what does! We hold writing as a craft more about process than only result.

About community participation.

When leaving comments to other’s poems, please be appreciative and encouraging. We are not a poem “critique” site (unless someone specifically asks for that). Be kind with each other, including yourself.

Please consider including a link with your blog poem back to the prompt posting here at We Write Poems so that others may see and join our community. You’re welcome to use our WWP logo on your own blog as well. More participants do make better soup!

We also want to express our deep and abiding appreciation for the blog site Read Write Poem and its founder Dana Guthrie Martin, along with their fine staff, from which We Write Poems emerged when RWP closed.

Thank you for visiting.  Please pull up a poem and share with us!

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  1. March 5, 2014 3:18 am

    Just discovered We Write Poems in that stumbling around the web way you do. So far, only had time to read the last couple of prompts–1,000 Birds & Journal Poem–and my fingers are itching to write in response to them. Wonderful, poem-provoking prompts! Thanks so much to you for thinking of and sharing these.

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