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  • Pad link is here!


    Liminality wrote:Hello hello! Please bring any poem you'd like to discuss with others on . It could be one of your own poems from NaPo, a poem you read online, something from a poetry book, etc. If you'd like to discuss a poem written by another YWSer, please be sure to ask their permission first!

    The pad link will be posted in the Poetry Readers club and shared to the People's Tab. As usual, all YWS rules and the content rating system apply to the pad.

    Also, with any luck, I've gotten the time right this time and we won't have to do any time-travelling ;) It's supposed to be the day before Easter Sunday for most time zones here I think . . .

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  • Hello hello! Please bring any poem you'd like to discuss with others on . It could be one of your own poems from NaPo, a poem you read online, something from a poetry book, etc. If you'd like to discuss a poem written by another YWSer, please be sure to ask their permission first!

    The pad link will be posted in the Poetry Readers club and shared to the People's Tab. As usual, all YWS rules and the content rating system apply to the pad.

    Also, with any luck, I've gotten the time right this time and we won't have to do any time-travelling ;) It's supposed to be the day before Easter Sunday for most time zones here I think . . .


  • Here's the pad link!

    Liminality wrote:*TIME CORRECTION -- I changed the year, now it should be right

    Liminality wrote:Heads up, you could be discussing a Taylor Swift song at a poetry discussion!!

    Hello hello! With NaPo coming up, we're having a special song lyric discussion for our Poetry Readers pad this March! The date/time will be (adjusts to your timezone). You can bring song lyrics from any musical artist you like to discuss. Some examples of the things we might talk about would be favourite lines, how the language of the song makes you feel, etc.

    As usual all YWS rules and the content rating system will apply to the pad. Said pad will be posted in the Poetry Readers club and on the People's Tab.

    We hope to see you there!

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    alliyah Super fun discussion, thanks Lim!
    Mar 18, 2023

  • *TIME CORRECTION -- I changed the year, now it should be right

    Liminality wrote:Heads up, you could be discussing a Taylor Swift song at a poetry discussion!!

    Hello hello! With NaPo coming up, we're having a special song lyric discussion for our Poetry Readers pad this March! The date/time will be (adjusts to your timezone). You can bring song lyrics from any musical artist you like to discuss. Some examples of the things we might talk about would be favourite lines, how the language of the song makes you feel, etc.

    As usual all YWS rules and the content rating system will apply to the pad. Said pad will be posted in the Poetry Readers club and on the People's Tab.

    We hope to see you there!

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  • Heads up, you could be discussing a Taylor Swift song at a poetry discussion!!

    Hello hello! With NaPo coming up, we're having a special song lyric discussion for our Poetry Readers pad this March! The date/time will be (adjusts to your timezone). You can bring song lyrics from any musical artist you like to discuss. Some examples of the things we might talk about would be favourite lines, how the language of the song makes you feel, etc.

    As usual all YWS rules and the content rating system will apply to the pad. Said pad will be posted in the Poetry Readers club and on the People's Tab.

    We hope to see you there!



    Shady darn, guess I'm a couple years too late xD
    Mar 13, 2023


    Liminality Oh no <.< I hadn't noticed the time thing.
    Mar 13, 2023

  • Here's the pad link for January's discussion! It doesn't officially start for 15 minutes, but feel free to hop in :D



    Liminality Giving a quick tag for people who might be online + interested to discuss!

    Spoiler! :

    Jan 13, 2023

  • Hello hello! Happy new year, everybody! On - Poetry Readers discussions kicks off again with a new twist. For this discussion, we're going to try this out: every participant brings a poem (not one they've written themselves, but one they've read and enjoyed reading). For example, if you really like Shakespeare, you can bring one of his sonnets and paste it in the WriterFeedPad. (This applies to any poet you enjoy - though if you'd like to bring a poem by a fellow YWSer, make sure you ask them for permission first!) Additionally, please remember to add a rating or warning in the pad on the line before the poem if it contains content that may warrant such a warning. Using YWS's content guidelines is a good idea, and you can also use more specific warnings. Feel free to ask if you're not sure if something needs to be warned for!

    We'll then chat about the poems in the pad. There will be some general prompts provided that could apply to a wide range of poems, but feel free to come up with your own questions for the poem you'll bring based on your interests. Discussing poetry is a fun activity that can also help you think about your own writing, whether it be poetry or prose.

    If you have any questions about how this will work, you can ask Liminality! (And if you haven't please subscribe to / join the Poetry Readers club! It's a fun space for people to chat about poetry they've read.)

    The link to the pad to join will be posted via the Poetry Readers club and in the People's Tab.


  • Liminality wrote:The pad is live! (Click the link to join, and let me know if there's trouble connecting - I'll try to come up with something.)


    Liminality wrote:Hi there! By popular vote, it looks like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Rainy Day is our next poem to be discussed. The discussion will be on (adjusts to your timezone). Hope to see you there!

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  • Hi there! By popular vote, it looks like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Rainy Day is our next poem to be discussed. The discussion will be on (adjusts to your timezone). Hope to see you there!


  • Hi Poetry Readers! It's time to select the next poem by a non-YWSer to discuss.

    Please suggest poems below and second any previous poems you agree with. The poem that gets the most seconds / thirds will be the one we discuss this time.

    Happy reading!



    fatherfig https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/ ... or-the-sun

    Just wait for the sun- Lisa Marks

    Nov 8, 2022


    alliyah https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetry ... on-driving
    I nominate "Back Soon; Driving -" by Carl Phillips - just appeared in the latest edition of "Poetry Magazine" you can hear him read the poem in the link above.

    Nov 9, 2022

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  • Here is the pad link! It's a riseup pad, so shouldn't have too much of a technical problem there. (Though let us know if there is!) Join us!

    Liminality wrote:Hello poetry readers! This month we're discussing the poem we are all riverbank clay (and fire hardened wood) by the wonderful @shatteredstones. The discussion will take place on . We'll be chatting casually with gem about our reactions to the poem and our interpretations of it.

    (In case you're new to the Poetry Readers discussions - don't fret! Our sessions are more about sharing our understanding of the poem and generally we don't do critiquing, since that's more for reviews and workshops. You don't have to be a poet, or feel like you know loads and loads about poetry to join - everyone is welcome :D)

    Looking forward to see you there!

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  • Hello poetry readers! This month we're discussing the poem we are all riverbank clay (and fire hardened wood) by the wonderful @shatteredstones. The discussion will take place on . We'll be chatting casually with gem about our reactions to the poem and our interpretations of it.

    (In case you're new to the Poetry Readers discussions - don't fret! Our sessions are more about sharing our understanding of the poem and generally we don't do critiquing, since that's more for reviews and workshops. You don't have to be a poet, or feel like you know loads and loads about poetry to join - everyone is welcome :D)

    Looking forward to see you there!


  • If anyone is having trouble with WFP feel free to use this riseup pad for the discussion: https://pad.riseup.net/p/DMgzMBOoVS0XHLl6e2nE

    Plume wrote:Sorry for the minor delay! Here's the link for the discussion!
    Liminality wrote:Hi poetry readers!

    Our September discussion will be happening on (it adjusts to your timezone!)

    The poem we'll discuss is Touchscreen by Marshall Davis Jones. (Click the link to watch the performance on YouTube!)

    The pad link will be posted on the club wall. We'll have a chat about the poem with some discussion prompts. It'll all be very fun and casual! Hope to see you there!

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  • Sorry for the minor delay! Here's the link for the discussion!

    Liminality wrote:Hi poetry readers!

    Our September discussion will be happening on (it adjusts to your timezone!)

    The poem we'll discuss is Touchscreen by Marshall Davis Jones. (Click the link to watch the performance on YouTube!)

    The pad link will be posted on the club wall. We'll have a chat about the poem with some discussion prompts. It'll all be very fun and casual! Hope to see you there!

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    Quillfeather It blocked me and said "connection is not private"
    Sep 10, 2022


    Plume ah no! depending on what browser you use, if you go into "advanced" or "see more" or something like that, there should be an option to continue on to the pad.
    Sep 10, 2022

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  • Hi poetry readers!

    Our September discussion will be happening on (it adjusts to your timezone!)

    The poem we'll discuss is Touchscreen by Marshall Davis Jones. (Click the link to watch the performance on YouTube!)

    The pad link will be posted on the club wall. We'll have a chat about the poem with some discussion prompts. It'll all be very fun and casual! Hope to see you there!




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