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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

    Old Sport

    PoetCierra Stigelman

    Maybe in Another Life

    PoetMichael Madison

    Alzheimers

    PoetKelly Zakerski

    Ethan

    PoetAaliyah Renfro

    Wind

    PoetMelanie Turza

    Challenge

    PoetEric Howell

    Consumption of Apathy

    PoetJennifer Bodnar

    My Child

    PoetJo Furious

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Top Stories

  • Free to Fly

    I was born in January, 1997, in Joplin, Missouri. My father walked out of my life when I was four or five years old and later passed away when I was eleven. His death stung me and hit me hard. I began writing songs and poetry to deal with the pain and express my emotions. My mother never seemed to be interested in my songs or poetry writing abilities. So I wrote "Free to Fly," a poem about standing up for what you believe in and following your dreams. That is what is important in life.

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  • A Challenge

    This poem was written last year when I was eleven years old. I am originally Russian and I only began speaking English a the end of first grade. This poem was inspired by the challenges I have faced and am facing in and out of school. It symbolizes that I will never, ever give up, no matter how hard the challenge is.

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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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Latest Published Works

  • Beyond the Sea: Tranquility

    Beyond the Sea: Tranquility

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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  • Beyond the Sea: Serenity

    Beyond the Sea: Serenity

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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  • Across the Way: Shoreline

    Across the Way: Shoreline

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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  • Beyond the Sea: Eventide

    Beyond the Sea: Eventide

    With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

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