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Enjoy the latest daily poetry news from poets & writers from around the world. This timely poetry news is continually updated from thousands of news sources around the net and provides information on poetry contests, events, poetics, literature, writing, and publishing. Click on the news topic links below to toggle between topics.

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Date: 8/31/2014 3:31:00 PM

Added a proverbs page.

Date: 8/31/2014 3:30:00 PM

Added an idioms page.

Date: 8/3/2014 7:00:00 AM

We have a new feature that allows you to create art from your poem.

This is the fist phase of the project so the feature may be a little buggy. Here is an example:

To use this feature on an existing poem on PoetrySoup, just go to any poem's home page and click the camera icon to begin. 

Date: 7/31/2014 9:02:00 PM

Fixed problem with the updating of Poet Notes in the edit poem feature.

Date: 7/31/2014 6:32:00 PM

Updated the Poem Notes feature.  This feature allows a Premium Member to add photos and / or inspirational notes to your poem. See an example:

Date: 7/30/2014 3:07:00 PM

Soupers, you can now create and image from a poem or a section of a poem and share it. To create an image, follow these instructions. Instructions...

Date: 7/29/2014 2:01:00 PM
Added 2 new poetry forms: Jueju and The Blitz.
Date: 7/29/2014 1:58:00 PM
We’ve added a layer of security so that poets you block can no longer comment on your poems or reply to comments on your poems. This however does not affect comments already made…only future comments. Thanks.
Date: 7/22/2014 2:32:00 PM

Added a Poem of the Week and Poem of the Day page.

Other News Topics

Thu,18 Sep 2014
Exclusive: Read James Franco’s New Poetry
Read Franco's poetry about Spring Breakers and Sean Penn, excerpted from his forthcoming book Hollywood Dreaming
Tue,16 Sep 2014
Poetry longlist for the National Book Award
Edward Hirsch, Louise Glck and Mark Strand among the poets competing for $10,000 prize. Small presses make good showing.
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Poetry Foundation Hosts A Heavyweight Graywolf Press' 40th Anniversary Reading
The Poetry Foundation will be hosting Claudia Rankine, Matthea Harvey, and Katie Ford reading from their work to celebrate Graywolf Press' 40th Anniversary. [ more › ]
Fri,19 Sep 2014
Workin' On a Pipeline
The 1994 national championship team is being honored this weekend. With that in mind, kickoff poetry for week 4 honors the big guys in the trenches. The Pipeline.
Sat,20 Sep 2014
Ruby Dee to be memorialized Saturday in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Dee will be remembered in poetry and song this weekend as the actress and civil rights activist is memorialized by admirers including Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald, Harry Belafonte and Angela Bassett.
Fri,19 Sep 2014
Poetry eases pain for city writer
At first glance, St. Thomas may not seem a city out of Russian literature.
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Student poet hopes Obama finds "escape" in her work
Madeline LeCesne was one of five National Student Poets who participated in a reading Thursday at the White House
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Kate Tempest, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 21
LONDON poet, rapper, playwright and performance artist Kate Tempest will perform her poetry at Pocklington Arts Centre on October 21, buoyed by her nomination for the 2014 Barclays Mercury Music Prize for her hip-hop album Everybody Down and her naming as one of the next generation poets by the Poetry Book Society.
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Five High School Students Receive Nation's Top Honor for Youth Poets
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation's highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, began their year of poetry events, ...
Fri,19 Sep 2014
Mini-confererence covers narratives and poetry
Mini-confererence covers narratives and poetry: The Midwest Writing Center will hold its Pen in Hand mini-conference with Christiana Langenberg and Gabriella Miotto from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the center, 225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303, Davenport.