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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.


Upcoming Enhancements to PoetrySoup and New Features


Blog Posted:12/22/2013 8:45:00 AM

Hey Soupers, we just wanted to give you a heads-up on some upcoming enhancements to PoetrySoup and new features.

On the top of the list is extending the block poet feature. Many Soupers have asked not to even see the blogs, etc. of people they’ve blocked (or blogs in general). This new feature is in the works. We are working out some technical difficulties but should have it, at the very latest, within the next two weeks!!! Woo hoo!!!

UPDATE: The Block Poet feature NOW extends to hiding blogs on the home page. You must be logged in for this feature to work .

Here are some other features that are on our list to be added:

  • Incorporation of moderators chosen from within the Soup community.
  • Sister website opt-out (If it uses PoetrySoup poems)
  • New Sister websites! Many have asked to be able to post spoken word or audio versions poems. We may make this a separate website or add a section to PoetrySoup.
  • My friend’s page. This page will also allow you to view/read new poems posted by your friends.
  • Rewards for upbuilding community participation.


We just wanted to give you a head’s up. If you have any ideas EMAIL THEM TO US via the Contact Us page so we can archive them. Ideas posted here may not be cataloged.

Also, we’ve updated our Terms and Conditions to provide more protection for our community. Please read it.
 

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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 12:36:00 PM
    I have a question.... why is the little red X beside the eyeball by my name? Does this mean I have been blocked by people?

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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 7:43:00 AM
    Audio versions, or poetry in spoken expression is certainly something to look forward too. Merry Christmas to you, TPS, and a Happy and prosperous New Year! Love and hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/23/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Merry Xmas. Your new offers are commendable. Audio version poems is a novel idea.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2013 12:34:00 AM
    sounds like some good news!!

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 3:49:00 PM
    Thank you for your time and effort to improve the site. As a person not knowing a lot about computers I sometimes get frustrated in knowing what to do. It is nice when---easy show how too--steps are taken. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. With many thanks for your hard work. Phyl

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 3:14:00 PM
    I WISH POETRYSOUP COULD HELP US TO IDENTIFY OUR FORMS OF POETRY. THERE ARE SO MANY CATEGORIES,THAT EVEN PROFESSIONAL WRITERS HAVE A DIFFICULT NARROWING DOWN WHERE EACH POEM BELONGS. I WANT TO COMPOSE A BOOK. AND I SPEND A LOT OF TIME TRYING TO CATEGORIZE. MUCH APPRECIATION.THANKS...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/23/2013 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    they already have this.
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Merry Christmas Team Poetry Soup. I am honored to have my poems on here. Thanks and lets hope everyone can get along next year. Colleen

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Great news Tps..Thankyou!!! Audio version poems-That's excellent!! Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 1:29:00 PM
    Add the vocal recorder here, this is home! An instant messaging feature would be nice; if you double click on a poet's name, you can talk discreetly to one another, or set up private conference rooms where we can type our talk through a headset.

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    Papyri Avatar Keith Papyri Date: 12/22/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    type or talk*
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 10:58:00 AM
    I speak Ruben-nesque. If I may interpret (this is run through Cyndi-soft(heart)ware, so bare with: TPS, do you appreciate the teachers like Brian, Debbie, Nette on Soup? They have put up many blogs, spend time nurturing poets, giving feedback. I remember when Debbie put up a fantastic blog series teaching meter... Did you thank her? Did you take one moment to say, hey, you make soup what it is and we appreciate you... please, answer. There was a time I thought you were one of us, a poet who saw a need for a community. Now I wonder... please, don't answer me in business-ese. Please use the language of poets. TALK TO US. REALLY TALK TO US. ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Can't wait for the audio poem upload etc facilty to be available.More power to your elbow PS.rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Great news from TPS.I hope this gives a sense of security and well being to all.The moderators will handle the extremists I suppose.A great news to all.Let's start the new year with a great vision.A vision to see peace and happiness in the minds of all poets. (: )Jenish Soosai Anthony.

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Woooooooooo Hooooooo!!! What about a little (just a little) of consideration for the writers who make this website possible?? What about a little (just a little) of respect for the writers who make this website workable ?? What about a little (just a little) of honesty, of transparency, of fairness for the writers who make this website feasible ??

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 12/22/2013 10:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Waaaa hahaha! Cyndi, you're right! : D My comment was completely incoherent. I was on the phone and very upset aftter reading a couple of comments... HOWEVER ... seeing that everybody is jumping and wagging their tails ... I think that it's not necessary to explain what I wanted to say. We have the Government that we deserve. : D
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 12/22/2013 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D Pardon the Cyndi soft(heart)ware, but did I at all speak Ruben-nesque? See above ;) I am sooooo sick. May need to get to the hospital, soon. Can we say Tamiflu? I'd blow you a kiss but I may contaminate you...
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 9:50:00 AM
    It is wonderful that poetry soup is constantly improving. Excellent ideas!

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Wishing you all Happy Christmas and happy to see the goods news here. I love my all the lovely friends of poetrysoup always with my heart and soul. The best in the World.

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 9:29:00 AM
    The best poetry site around just got even better. Allan

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