PoetrySoup is a huge international community of over 21,000+ poets. PoetrySoup also houses over 400,000+ poems written by a wide variety of amateur, professional, and famous poets. PoetrySoup offers many services through its website, while its members promote and manage frequent poetry contests.
PoetrySoup is known for its loyal, strong, welcoming, and growing community of poets (called Soupers). It is also known for featuring published and unpublished poets weekly.
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While PoetrySoup's database of famous poets is relatively small, it does feature famous poets including Maya Angelou, Ben Jonson, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Shel Silverstein, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and more.
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