When I was in college I got really into poetry. I’d write it during class, in the mornings, late at night. I’d never taken a poetry class, but suddenly I found myself obsessed with this artistic form of expression I’d never thought much about.
My first poem started with a story I’d heard from my great aunt. I wrote it over in my own words, in short, simple lines – and it was my first poem called “life’s display.” Here’s another one I wrote in college.
If you love poetry – and you love the internet (which is most likely why you’re on this blog) – then here are some ways to find excellent poetry on your own using the digital world!
Look on social media
I’ve found some outstanding poetry simply by looking on Instagram and Twitter. I follow poetry organizations on many social media platforms. Sometimes I search a platform for poets I like and then see who they follow or what they share. You’ll be amazed by what you can find on social media.
Subscribe to email
I’ve been a subscriber to the daily poetry series Poem-a-Day from Poets.org for many years. Every morning I wake up to a new poem in my inbox. I don’t love them all, but I do love how creative it gets my mind going in the early hours of the day.
Go to a bookstore
I love strolling the aisles of poetry sections, pulling books off here and there to see what strikes my fancy. There’s nothing like feeling your fingers on a book and becoming immersed in another world.
get an App
There are poetry apps like POETRY where you can find plenty of poems.
Have a poem you want to share? Send me a note or comment below!