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  • Such a fun contest ! Will definitely be participating and YOU should too!!
    EllieMae wrote:Image

    Hey friends! We are about half way through april- which means we are also halfway through the Spoken Word/Visual Poetry Contest! As we get closer towards the end of the month, now is the time to continue working on your amazing poems and getting ready to submit them to the contest thread. The thread is open all month for submissions. I am definitely getting pretty close to submitting some of my own poems as well and I can’t wait to see all of yours!

    I wanted to post some #SpokenWord2024 tips to help you get started with creating visual and spoken word poetry!

    I found this video to be really informative and helpful in learning some different forms of visual poetry. If you are looking for some new methods to experiment, I definitely recommend taking a peek at that.

    And if you are looking for some inspiration to write and record spoken word poems, I recommend checking out the Button Poetry Youtube channel. I do not have the words to express how much I love this organization. So many of their poems have touched me deeply and are really the reason I got into slam poems and spoken word poemns in the first place.

    I wanted to take a moment to say that I am blown away by all of the incredible NaPo poems I have been able to read so far this month! I have also seen some incredible visual poetry published, that I wanted to take some time to acknowledge and shoutout!

    Heart Fragment Search by @/WeepingWisteria

    Something vain & something beautiful by @/herbalhour

    City skyline by @/Spearmint

    Stairs by @/LuminescentAnt

    And so many more! I encourage all of you to submit your amazing poems to the contest!! If anyone has any questions (or wants to collab with me on a poem) don't hesitate to reach out!!


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  • New Orchard!!
    LadySpark wrote:

    Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

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  • PCrew Pick: April 5

    Today's #PCrewPick is none other than datura by @luxeterna! I am absolutely in love with the flower theme of this whole thread, and this poem stood out to me specifically. I love how dangerous it feels, and delightfully morbid, while also being juxtaposed with its delicate formatting and floral title.

    My favorite lines would have to be these:
    skulls smeared across the asphalt
    quiet corpses still muttering admonitions
    streaked and smudged as vibrant as those refractments

    I love how they simultaneously conjure up both smushed flowers over pavement as well as the aftermath of some desolating event.

    For more of lux's poetry, check out the garden!


    Apr 6, 2024

  • Quillfeather wrote:
    PCrewPick April 2

    Two days into NaPo and we already have so many wonderful poems to choose from!
    But today we will focus on a wonderful poem from @phantasm s thread gathering ghosts

    This poem is called uncharted waters
    It immediately caught my attention for it's ambiguous but strong symbolism. It's like water, it takes many forms.
    My favorite line was

    something to the depths that you
    were never even anchored to.

    Those are some powerful lines. Poetic and thought provoking. Absolutely loved this poem! Stay tuned to phantasms thread, it's sure to be amazing!

    #PCrewPick #NaPo24

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  • Liminality
    Mar 20, 2024

    Happy Cake Day Plume! I always enjoy reading your works and am so glad you're on the site!!

    Plume Thank you so much, Lim!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • Happy cake day! :elephant:

    Plume Thank you!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • ahh happy cake day, Plume!! :D you are such a wonderful person, writer, and mod, and i’ve looked up to you since i joined YWS ^-^ (i just remembered that time i randomly PM’ed you to ask for reviewing tips xD i still usually use that greeting/big picture/specifics/parting style!) thank you for being such an amazing ywser, and i hope you have a fabulous day! =D

    Plume Awww mint! Coming from such a prolific YWSer, this means the world <3 hope you have a fantastic day as well ^-^
    Mar 20, 2024

    Spearmint <333
    Mar 20, 2024

  • Happy cake day Plume!! <3

    Plume Thank you, Icy!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • Cake and confetti!! Happy cake day! Hope you have a great one <33

    Plume Aw, thanks, Rose!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • SilverNight
    Mar 20, 2024

    Plume!! Happy cake day, it’s such a treat to have you!!

    Plume Thanks, Silv!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • AmayaStatham
    Mar 20, 2024

    Happy Cake Day Plume! YWS wouldn't be the same without you ;)

    Plume Aww, thanks!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • Random avatar
    Mar 20, 2024

    Happy Y.W.S-versary Plume! Your always such a calm, kind presence around this site and I appreciate that about you :)

    Plume Aw, you're too kind ^-^ thank you so much!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • Youbeaucupid
    Mar 20, 2024

    Ooo!! happy Yws-versary Plume!! 🎂🕯️

    Plume Thank you!
    Mar 20, 2024

  • alliyah wrote:Image

    Wanting to stretch your poetry muscles in this second half of March before NaPo starts?

    Check out Poetry Crew's The NaPo Prep Ice Cream Sundae Challenge which will feature some NaPo Prep Challenges and a chance to earn a cool ice cream sundae badge if you collect the links for 3 challenges & 2 poetry jams during the course of March! Follow #IceCreamChallenge for more info ~ (your first challenge will be out tomorrow!)

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    cidrianwritersguild Might check that out. I've only ever written the one poem.
    Mar 17, 2024

    Plume Ah NaPo is so much fun! Would love it if you participated!
    Mar 19, 2024

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