Welcome to Poetry Nation!

Enter our poetry contest!Enter our free poetry contest and join our global community of amateur poets! Poetry Nation is a living, breathing ecosystem of all things related to poetry. We also offer monthly challenges, resources, and publishing as well as interactions with other poets through comments and ratings, and more! Do you like to recite poetry? Then upload a YouTube link. These features feed together into a fun online environment for anyone who loves to read and write. Therefore, make Poetry Nation your personal library! You can add limitless poems to your account. With them, you can organize collections of your work. So what are you waiting for? Join today and share your poems with friends and fellow poets across the world!

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Top Poems

    Life

    PoetAxl Dyer

    Upon a Time

    PoetJudith Gould

    Home

    PoetNena Gluchacki

    Winter's Song

    PoetAbdullah Khalid

    Therapy

    PoetSteven Finkelstein

    Bloom

    PoetMatthew Villasenor

    Lifeless

    PoetHeaven Caraway

    Unfound

    PoetHeather Baldino

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  • Heartbreak

    Nineteen year old actor living and working in Los Angeles. I never force a poem; I write when I find inspiration during my day-to-day life lving in this vibrant city. As someone who is caught somewhere between boy and man, my poem offers a sensitive take on how young people may handle losing someone they love, in whatever way that may be. The poem combines elements of naivety and longing, yet also thoughtfulness and composure, presenting to its reader an idea that the subject, whomever he or she be, is an old soul in a young body.

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  • Rose Petal

    This poem is dedicated to my loving girldfriend who was the inspration for this poem. She fills my heart with joy and as an offer of gratitude and appreciation I give her this gift that will last through the ages.

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International Poetry Contest

Enter your poem for a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and prizes! Our semi-annual contest awards 100 third-place poems, 20 runners-up, and one $2,000 grand prize. You can submit a poem on any topic, using whatever style you prefer; for more info, read the contest rules. There is no fee to enter, so you have nothing to lose—show us what you’ve got!

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