Poetry you want on your bookshelf…

…poetry that is personal.

…poetry that makes you think.

…poetry that pulls you out of yourself.

…poetry that makes you feel heard, less alone.

…poetry that offers a new and different perspective.

…poetry that helps you step out of your day to day.

…poetry that is a doorway to something…somewhere…someone else.

The poetry we want on our shelves is not only the poetry we want to go to time and time again, but also poetry that is beautiful in form.

The lines are short and poignant, and break where they make you think.

But also, the poetry you want on your bookshelf is the poetry that is beautiful in physical form—pages you want to run your fingers over, spines you want to line up along your wall, and words that sink into the paper as much as they sink into your heart, mind, body, soul.

 

Thanks for being here!

I want to write poetry that you can read, experience, and share.

How?

A few ways you can help:

  1. Go to my Contact page and let’s start a conversation. I’d love to know your experience with poetry, what it means to you, and why you love/hate it.
  2. Every month I write a “collective poem” using three words from every new contact. You can join by sharing your three words (any three words—about your day, your life, current mood, whatever comes to mind, etc.) via my Contact page. I’ll cobble them together and write a poem to try to capture our shared experience. Then I’ll email you when the poem is ready! (You can see an example of just such a poem here.) 
  3. Check out my Patreon page. I’ve been doing this writing thing for years, and patronage really does feel like the most sustainable and most beneficial model for the poet AND the readers. And I’d love to hear what you think of my work.
  4. Finally, tell your friends about me. If you think there’s something here that will resonate with them, connect with them, help them, I hope you’ll share it with them.

Yours,

Peggy

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