Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

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News & Upcoming Features

These are new and upcoming features on PoetrySoup. Also, use the suggestion box below to recommend a feature and see if it is added to our Upcoming Feature's list.

Feature Completed = Feature has been completed.
Working On = Feature is being worked on.

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Manage contests by poetry form. If your contest focuses on a specific form, you will be able to accept poems written in that form of poetry only. Contest entrants will only be able to enter poems designated as that form.This will help minimize contest entries that do not adhere to contest rules.

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Update of SoupMail interface. See received SoupMail, sent SoupMail, and send/create SoupMail all in one easy to use interface.

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We will be adding a sort by contest sponsor column on the “My Contest Entries" page.

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Allow Lifetime Premium Members to show or hide ads on PoetrySoup

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Friendship Builder. Whether you are new to PoetrySoup or a long-timer, all of us want friends and need encouragement. This new page will help you build relationships, receive comments, and encourage other poets. 

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Allow you, the commenter, to edit or delete your comments on a blog, on the blog page, and without going to your Outbox.

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Allow you, the commenter, to edit or delete your comments on a poem, on the poem page, and without going to your Outbox.

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Add a "My Short Stories" tab to your poetry page.

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Ability to delete comments on your poems. This is great if a comment if off-topic or just plain rude. You will be able to manage that.

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Add the ability to edit or delete "reply to" comments from the My Outbox page.

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Ability to delete comments on your blogs. This is great if a comment if off-topic or just plain rude. You will be able to manage that.

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PoetrySoup has made a change so that ads must be enabled to use PoetrySoup. Why? Without advertising-income, PoetrySoup can't make website enhancements. We want to continue to make PoetrySoup better. We also want to keep PoetrySoup alive and it is expensive to maintain an international website like PoetrySoup. Thus, since PoetrySoup is a free website (and we want to keep it that way), ads must be enabled to use it.

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You can now view replies to your comment in your Inbox. See replies to your comments all in one place.

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Premium Members can now embed YouTube performances of their poems too. 

  1. Go to the My Poems page
  2. Edit the poem you want to attach the YouTube video to.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Embed YouTube Video Code” section.
  4. Insert the YouTube embed code and submit.

See: How to embed a YouTube Video

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We are beta testing a new feature. Premium Members can now attach audio to their poems. Attach an audio file of your recited poem! Let others hear the way it was meant to be heard and read.To attach audio to a poem do the following:

  1. Go to the My Poems page
  2. Edit the poem you want to attach audio to
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Upload Audio for Poem...” section.
  4. Upload the mp3 audio file or link to an mp3 audio file already on the internet.

IMPORTANT: Max file size = 3 MB...about 3 minutes for a compressed mp3 file. Compress your audio file before uploading. For files over 3mb you must link to the audio file on the internet or something like free audio cloud storage

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PoetrySoup has created another new feature!

Check out the left navigation of PoetrySoup.com and click on the NEW Followers page to see who is following you and how many members follow you.

Your followers are poets who have been active on PoetrySoup within the past 6 months.

Additionally, you can manage the people YOU follow on the same page!!!

And, there's more to come...

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We've consolidated the poetry contest winners and status pages into one page. Also, you can now sort contests by date, contest sponsor's name, or contest name. 

Contest Winners | Status 

 

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Premiere Contests are HERE! Premium members, please check out the contest administration page for specifics. 

Premier Contests

These are contests that you, as a Premium Member, can sponsor that adhere to certain basic PoetrySoup contest standards. For instance:

  • Premier contests can only have one winner per place. For example, there cannot be three 1st place winners, six 2nd place winners, etc.
  • You can choose up to a maximum of 10 winners per contest.
  • You can finalize a contest, close a contest, and email winners at one time and all from the contest winner's page.
  • Winner's page has an easy to use interface for easy dynamic reordering of poem placements.
  • Your contest's 1st place winners will have a trophy next to their poem on the website.

FYI, you cannot change the contest type of existing contests. This will only take effect on new contests.

Standard Contests

This is the previous contest format. It has not changed. These are contests where you, as a Premium Member, control how many poems place per placement. For example, these contests can have three 1st place winners, six 2nd place winners, etc. However, these contests do not have the ability to email winners.

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We've consolidated the poetry contest winners and status pages into one page. Also, you can now sort contests by date, contest sponsor's name, or contest name. 

Contest Winners | Status 

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You can now export all of your poems in one fell swoop!

This is a new feature and is being tested (with your help). Formatting may not work on all export options. Also, this feature may not work with accounts that have thousands of poems. You'll just have to test it and see if it works for you.  

Anyway, this new export feature provides an easy way to backup your poems.

http://www.poetrysoup.com/member_area/export_poems.aspx

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New! Classified Ads Page

http://www.poetrysoup.com/classifieds/

Post classified ads for anthologies, books, magazines, websites, call for manuscripts, poets, writers, and more. Promote your blog, personal website, book, university, or poetry workshop, retreat, etc. Find what you are looking for or create your own ad!

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Added a Poetry Art page

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry/art/

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Added a proverbs page.

http://www.poetrysoup.com/proverbs.aspx

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Added an idioms page.

http://www.poetrysoup.com/idioms.aspx

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We have a new feature that allows you to create art from your poem. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem_art_generator/

This is the fist phase of the project so the feature may be a little buggy. Here is an example: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/art/37781-poemid-7cc0e1e8-2528-46b7-9134-f954f6546a6e

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. 

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

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Updated the Poem Notes feature.  This feature allows a Premium Member to add photos and / or inspirational notes to your poem. See an example: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=584531

Feature Completed

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...

Feature Completed Added 2 new poetry forms: Jueju and The Blitz.
Feature Completed 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.
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Added a Poem of the Week and Poem of the Day page.

Suggest a Feature

Suggest a feature and see if it is added to our Upcoming Features list above.