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Poetry.com, sponsored by the International Library of Poetry, is by far the largest and most comprehensive poetry site on the Internet. Our mission is to eliminate the traditional barriers that prevent most people from having their message heard. We believe that poetry is a valid form of expression no matter who writes it, that poetry is not just for a chosen few. We know that everyone has his or her own individual style and point of view. We're here to encourage the expression of your unique vision.

Clearly, most poets have warmly embraced this philosophy. Over 5.1 million poets have submitted poetry to this site, making poetry.com the definitive source for personal creative expression in the world. If you consider yourself a poet, then you’ve come to the right place. There is an entire world of real people who share your passion for poetry and are interested in learning more about you and your artistry.

Here are some of the exciting things we invite you to do RIGHT NOW, absolutely free:

In addition to our free Internet-based services, we also offer many other services that can be of value to you.

Each year, we conduct two Conventions and Symposia that provide three days of non-stop poetry, fun, and entertainment. Over 4000 poets from 60 countries around the world attend each year, making this the largest international gathering of poets anywhere.

You may also wish to submit your poetry for publication in print. Upon acceptance by our editors, you may choose between publishing an entire book of your own poetry, or you can have one of your favorite works featured in our famous anthology series. No matter which you choose, we are here to assist you through the entire process.

You can rest assured that your artistry will be displayed in the most attractive way possible, using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Of course, all of our products are backed by our Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee to assure your complete satisfaction.

As you have probably already discovered on your own, poetry also makes a wonderful, highly personal gift for friends and relatives. We offer an entire line of personalized gifts that can feature your poetry. You can order right here online, and your gifts will be quickly sent out within five business days. Poets tell us every day that these personal gifts are cherished long after regular run-of-the-mill store-bought items are forgotten.

Throughout the years, we have tried to do everything in our power to provide the best possible forum for you, the amateur poet. We have countless letters from poets telling us how we have garnered them tremendous personal satisfaction, given them newfound confidence in themselves, and changed their lives. We have also enabled them to gain a tremendous amount of local, national, and international exposure.

TIME Digital Magazine recently called poetry.com "a good starting point" to find "sticky content, great links and helpful FAQs . . . and a gamut of resources for poets." Forbes Magazine included us in their "Best of the Web" issue as one of the bookmarks that are most popular with business executives.

We believe that poetry is an expression of the heart and is valid no matter the poet's educational level or background. This has always been our philosophy . . . and always will be.

So whether you are a beginning poet writing your very first poem, or a more established, previously published poet, we welcome you to call this site home. All we ask is that you share our common love and appreciation for what we believe is the world’s most powerful and important art form . . . poetry!

 

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