ABOUT Poetry Nation
Since 2009, Poetry Nation has been the ultimate headquarters for amateur poets. We support and promote the art of poetry in unique, innovative ways that appeal to all ages and levels of skill. We are the only—yes, only!—website where poets can read, write, learn, rate, compete, share, archive, recite, talk about, critique, publish, receive feedback, and gain an audience all in one spot. Poetry Nation conveniently offers poets the opportunity to do each of these things and more.
We are a team comprised of literary enthusiasts, writers, former English teachers, artists, and social media gurus, and our mission is simple: to keep the ageless art of poetry relevant today in a society vastly immersed in new systems of communication and new ways of publicizing personal expression.
Convenience is what we’re all about these days, right? So why should a poet have to visit one site to enter a poem in a contest, another site to upload and archive their poetry, another site to publish their poetry, and yet another site to learn the difference between a Shakespearian and Petrarchan sonnet?
Social networking has opened a portal for human emotions and personal experiences. Emotions, experiences, opinions, and philosophies rush forth into a modern system of sharing, henceforth, transitioning us into a society that has never been so informed and privy to things we thought only we endured or experienced. We, therefore, have created our own unique portal exclusively for poets who wish to liberate their artistry and express themselves in the form of poetic verse. Here, poets of all levels have connected and formed a community whose core focus and passion is poetry.
Poetry Nation exists today to provide an outlet for amateur poets who wish to share their poetry with the world—in one way or another. With a plethora of activities, The Nation has something for everyone; poets can pick and choose the ways in which they want to become involved or dive in head first and partake in everything we have to offer. However, the more fun a poet has and the more involved they become, the greater they will benefit!