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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: 8/3/2014 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

Tue,26 Aug 2014
31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Features Vaqueros From Baja, Mexico
The 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will celebrate a little-known corner of Mexico -- Baja California Sur -- and its rich ranchero culture. From Jan. 26-31, 2015, the small high-desert town of Elko, ...
Wed,27 Aug 2014
Poetry Podcast: Lucie Brock-Broido Reads Franz Wright
This month on the Poetry Podcast, Lucie Brock-Broido reads “Recurring Awakening,” by Franz Wright. The poem, an elegy, exemplifies Wright’s tendency to infuse solemn subjects with electrifying imagery and language.
Sun,24 Aug 2014
Poet talks about the healing power of poetry
Words can hurt and words can heal, said local poet, author and retired university professor David B. Axelrod.
Wed,27 Aug 2014
Winchester Poetry Festival to mark Great War outbreak
THE outbreak of the First World War will be marked with a series of centenary events and readings at Winchester’s inaugural poetry festival.
Wed,27 Aug 2014
Poetry, cultural forum, concerts: Things to do in Milwaukie and Gladstone
Check out my list of things to do in Milwaukie and Gladstone.
Wed,20 Aug 2014
National Poetry Day celebrated tomorrow
Poetry lovers are spoiled for choice with more than 60 events being held all around the country to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday, 22 August.
Wed,27 Aug 2014
Turnaround teen poet to be featured at ‘open mike’ night
Teenager Terry Johnson, an author and poet, will be featured at the September First Tuesday Poetry Open Mike at Trent River Coffee Company.
Sun,24 Aug 2014
Register for Poetry Out Loud by Oct. 15
Poetry Out Loud starts at the classroom level and moves on to school-wide and state competitions, then to the national finals. Registration is open until Oct. 15.
Thu,21 Aug 2014
Poetry: It's the ultimate selfishness
Elaine Feinstein is a British writer, in the most expansive sense of the word "writer" - poetry, fiction, biography, plays and screenplays, journalism - and in a somewhat restricted sense of the word "British." But more about that anon.
Wed,27 Aug 2014
Doha: MCA announces Konkani poetry contest
Doha, Aug 27: Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha Qatar has announced Konkani Kavita (Poetry) Competition open to all Konkani speaking Mangaloreans residing in Doha, Qatar.