Submit Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Curious about the PoetrySoup “staff”? - Team PoetrySoup's Blog

About Team PoetrySoup
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo

PoetrySoup is an internet poetry resource and community that encourages the writing of poetry through community involvement and support. Founded in February of 2005, this Free online poetry website allows professional and amateur poets, from around the world, to post their poetry online and receive reviews. This allows poets to increase exposure from their work while perfecting their craft. For those who simply like to read poetry, PoetrySoup also publishes poems in many categories and forms for wholesome reading pleasure.

Curious about the PoetrySoup “staff”?

Blog Posted:4/20/2012 9:44:00 AM

Some people have expressed a curiosity about the PoetrySoup “staff”. Well, here's a little bit of info.

PoetrySoup is NOT a big company or corporation – far from it. It is privately owned by two people and is run principally by ONE person. When the owner started PoetrySoup about 8 years ago it was simply because of a love to read poetry (If you know anything about poetry websites, you don’t create one to make money :-) ). Anyway, who knew PoetrySoup would grow to be one of the biggest poetry websites in the world. We still love to read great poetry and it’s so nice to have a community that is stable in spite of many challenges over the years.  So, thank you Soupers and keep up the GREAT work. This is YOUR community.

Please Login
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 3:47:00 PM

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 5:34:00 PM
    test nette

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 3:31:00 PM
    One thing I can say, is that Poetry Soup is by far the best Poetry site on the Internet. As for the Admin, I think they have battled more wars than all of us poets put together. With diligence, patience and hard graft, and all for us. They rise above their challenges, every single time. It's very hard to please everybody, so it's sheer applause from me, always :)

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 11:59:00 AM
    *.* Dear John, told myself long ago now that, he fell in love with you and your site when he first beheld the true beauty of your lovely sweeetness = But, you know John == Anything for a kisss === Love , Jasper *.*

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/22/2012 5:27:00 PM
    I've been a member of a couple of sites. This experience has been heads and tails above the others I've seen. Some of the poetry has been phenomenal. Thank you!!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 5:49:00 PM
    What a huge job for one or two people considering the size of the site, I agree with others one of the best I have found, easy to use, many great things going on, and full of wonderful people, sadly some decide to leave for reasons only they control...

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 12:59:00 PM
    Tps, same.soup mail.. Dejavu ... Life is a challenge... I love the community here. It's like get the same O' same O' ... No matter what, I'm glad you took this time for others. However im not into mumble jumbo... Maybe we need to express the great job you do for us. I'm gonna go about my business and move hope...and enjoy the soup like before... I will miss Linda, she did a wonderful job addicting many of us... What will we do without one of our Time to look for a new fix. My withdrawals are almost over. Ditto and kiddos to about a little cyber hug...xoxoxox..pd

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 7:08:00 AM
    @Tracie, we would have to build an admin side. We do not have one built for Soupers.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 4:26:00 AM
    Why would you pay someone when you can ask for volunteers, if it helps soup run smoothly im sure you would get a few takers.. Its not hard to teach someone the admin side of a site.. :) x

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 6:33:00 PM
    Thanks for your hard work and dedication to poets.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Dear Poetry Soup Administrators. Thank you for coming forth and quieting things down a bit. What a marvelous site you have provided us. I posted a poem or two here in 2005 and then promptly lost my way back in. I didn't know what had happened to them until I received an email from you in 2008 that you were featuring my poem. I am so happy that you did that because I have thouroughly enjoyed being to able to come here any time day or night to read poetryand to know that my own poerms were actually being read. It is such a great concept. I feel like one of the regulars and I thank you again for your doing your usually thanksless job so well. And for your endless patience. Love, Joyce

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 5:53:00 PM
    I figured there was not many of you, when it was for sale I was approached but leery of spending my wee retirement funds. You were brave. My guess is that you are both women and both christian ;).

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 5:30:00 PM
    Whooo, hooo, the veil lifts a bit! Yeah, and thank YOU dear Poetry Soup Team, for creating this marvelous space! As I believe I have mentioned before, YOU GUYS ROCK!!! (Oh, yeah, and thanks for puttin' up with our misbehavior and occasional bitchin', too!) A big namaste to you and to all soupers, peace and love and big ol' doggy-faced grins ~N

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 3:53:00 PM
    You are doing a great job!! Perhaps you can answer a question? I am a premium member and yet when i try to find out about a poem and higlight the about this poem logo, it say only premium members can see this. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 2:22:00 PM
    Scribe,did I hear World Soup Tour? Great idea:-)

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 2:08:00 PM
    You`re doing a awesome job,that`s for sure.Having a site like this,to pour our heart and soul into it the way we love to do..its unique!That being said,we`re the only ones who can make a difference or not to how loving this community will remain in the future to come.Arild

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 2:07:00 PM
    THat was meant to be Thank you. Thank you for your community. You created a place I can visit and I appreciate that.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 2:05:00 PM
    I'm not technologically capable. That you for offering a site I can understand and use. Your friend.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 1:52:00 PM
    It can get a little overwhelming at times, but I LOVE the Soup and Soupers. Since PoetrySoup doesn't make much money beyond it's expenses, we can't hire anyone. We may look into involving moderators. However, that involves more development time and money. Catch 22. :-)

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 12:36:00 PM
    Incredulous to know that this wonderful site is held on the shoulders of one or two amazing people. I am forever grateful that by mere chance, I stumbled into this creation of yours. Someone like me, who had never written before, did so that first time with such trepidation... I've watched people come and go...I've grown and learned not only about poetry, but about human nature...sometimes beautiful things happen...sometimes the ugly head roars up...thank you for not giving up on us, and keeping a level head when the 'classroom' gets out of hand. Thank you...Thank you for making a difference in my life.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 11:41:00 AM
    You, Mr. PS, deserve my biggest: Holy Cow! HOLY-COW-WOW! There is no site like PS, believe me, I tried with Raul and Celene going here and there... looking for "something else"...this is the best Poetry site. You should be proud of it. Regarding our Sweetheart, I hope Linda-Marie stays with us........One person?! You're crazy! Again: Holy Cow! I will change my avatar in your honor! : )My best wishes. Ruben.

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 11:31:00 AM
    A big thanks to two people who have poetry in your hearts. It has become a big site and I am thankful for your time and dedication to promote poetry. A picture of you both would be nice so we could see our hosts. God Bless Phyl

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 11:13:00 AM
    Maybe you should consider letting a few regs mod or admin the place with you, seeing as its growing so big...being an ex admin myself I know its not a hard job when the work load is shared....

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 10:41:00 AM
    Wow............Very nice to know. This is a great site and I thank you for your creation. Can we see your picture.......LOL ~God bless you, you soup poet lover!!!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Might I also make a recommendation of a new outfit, hairdo, and a new modern necklace? ..ha ha..As Catie said, "WOW, One person?"...You ARE AMAZING!

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 10:27:00 AM
    Hello to the distinguished "OZ," and thank you for your prompt response. You made my heart glad that you came out from behind your almighty powerful curtain to address the Carol stated on a blog, it does take a lot of resources to create this haven and there have been many upgrades since I began this site 15 months ago. These are all positive changes. The point that has been expressed by others is quite simply this...when allegations are being made by a small group of patrons that could potentially cause damage to the spirit of a community that is so blessed like Poetry Soup's, address it quickly. YOU HAVE DONE THAT... It seems that you have made your case that Linda-Marie didn't even let you know why she left. She didn't even make it clear to her fellow Soupers. We will miss her. This is true. Her contributions to propelling the spirit of poetry along were endless, but many have come and gone and the love of poetry is greater than any one person's happiness. Quite possibly she will return in the future....Thank you for letting us know about Poetry Soup's multimillion dollar operation and its gargantuan-sized staff that are available around the clock to address our needs. :) *Thanks for maintaining this haven so efficiently. I have had zero issues with this site since I have become a member and I don't expect that will change. Thank you for posting this blog. Gwendolen Rix

    Login to Reply
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Fully understand. Appreciate all you have and continue to do. Have a wonderful day. LOve,Carol

    Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

Short Stories on PoetrySoup?
Date Posted: 9/7/2016 5:28:00 PM
The Death of Community Points
Date Posted: 7/25/2016 4:27:00 PM
Best Poems Pages: Update!
Date Posted: 7/23/2016 7:52:00 PM
Tuesdays are Now Officially "Share Your Soup Day" on PoetrySoup
Date Posted: 7/19/2016 8:37:00 AM
You've done it Soupers! You have made PoetrySoup...
Date Posted: 6/7/2016 4:01:00 PM
Is there a link between mental illness and poetry, more so than other arts?
Date Posted: 5/26/2016 11:59:00 AM
New Poetry Contest: Audio Poems
Date Posted: 5/21/2016 9:53:00 AM
Funny Kids Poem Contest Results
Date Posted: 5/20/2016 6:07:00 AM
Embed YouTube Video Performances of Your Poems (and Audio)
Date Posted: 5/15/2016 9:11:00 PM
Beta Testing New Feature: Attach Audio to Your Poem
Date Posted: 5/14/2016 10:14:00 AM
Spoofed Emails and What is Email Spoofing
Date Posted: 5/11/2016 6:50:00 PM
We are back!
Date Posted: 5/7/2016 9:01:00 AM
Just a Kindly Reminder About Blogs...
Date Posted: 5/4/2016 11:45:00 PM
PoetrySoup is Changing the Way Notification Emails are Sent...and Staff Vacation...
Date Posted: 4/25/2016 10:57:00 AM
Follow the leader...
Date Posted: 4/24/2016 3:54:00 PM
New Poetry Contest Winners | Status Page
Date Posted: 4/23/2016 3:12:00 PM
Premier Contests are Here...Oh, and PoetrySoup's Funny Kids Poem Contest Update
Date Posted: 4/22/2016 12:15:00 PM
New PoetrySoup Features....
Date Posted: 4/20/2016 10:16:00 AM
PoetrySoup is Getting Hotter!!! World Rankings...
Date Posted: 4/16/2016 3:39:00 PM
PoetrySoup staff out of office
Date Posted: 1/29/2016 10:30:00 AM
Please Be Careful About Claims of Plagiarism
Date Posted: 1/21/2016 5:47:00 PM
Please Keep Email Addresses Up to Date
Date Posted: 1/18/2016 8:22:00 PM
Check out our new random word generator!
Date Posted: 1/7/2016 10:43:00 AM
Upcoming Contest Management Enhancements
Date Posted: 12/21/2015 5:16:00 PM
The Return of the PoetrySoup Chat Room?
Date Posted: 12/19/2015 10:00:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/22/2016 gfadga grup Cinquainart,
5/22/2015 Soup's Test Blank verselost,
10/23/2014 Spicy Spicy Dramatic Versefood,

My Photos



Fav Poems

HARD HAT HEROES Balladpeople,song-lyric,daughte
A Weakness among us Senryulife,
The Enmity Light Poetryfeelings,history,identity
Infatuated love Limerence Free versedesire,love,
WORKSHOP POEM LIFE WITH ITS OBSTACLES Alliterationinspiration,inspirational
The Poets of Gloop Rhymegarden,poets,
SEASONS GRACE Sonnetbeauty,life,nature,season

Fav Poets

Carol Sunshine Brown United States Flag United States Read
Marycile Beer United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Demetrios Trifiatis Greece Flag Greece Read