Places to share poetry abound in our world. You have to search for some of these places, but that can be part of the fun. Other places, you may want to create.
Poetry in general can be less constrained than other writings. For instance, formal essays have rules to which you must adhere. Some of these rules include word count, topic, and essay type such as descriptive, argumentative, persuasive, and others.
Poetry does have rules, of course, but some poets today abandon them to some degree. Yet their poems still have a rhythmic feel where beauty shines through.
Before we get into places to share poetry, let’s talk about poetry itself.
While searching for a workable definition of poetry, we realize it can sometimes "have a rather elusive meaning, although all share common ground. One is that all poems have rhythm, some with a strict meter and others with an irregular rhythm. The free verse poems is an example of one having an irregular rhythm" ("What is Poetry?").
People love poetry because of its diversity in meter and rhythm. One of the favorite types are ones that rhyme. These are especially welcomed by children in nursery rhymes.
In addition, poets use “an economy of language, their imaginations, and word choices to skillfully condense language while conveying a heartfelt message. Poetry, simply stated, is the rhythmic, condensed, linguistic expression of anything that can come forth from the human imagination (“What Is Poetry?”).
Places to share poetry include coming before the mic. Participants, some shy, some not, do not want to miss an opportunity to come alive before a group in order to proudly share their poetic creations.
There are many different types of poetry. Participants at the mic will share many different types. Each has its own beauty.
Different types of poems have survived for ages. Here are 15 of them:
Studying the above types of poems will give you a deep understanding of the scope of poetry. It will also help you determine which types of poetry seem to be promising for you to pursue.
You’re planning a party. How can you make it fun? Hmmm. Your friends love poetry, and so do you. You ask that everyone who wants to participate in reading poetry bring some original work.
You’ll have a contest. A panel will judge the best poems. You'll give prizes.
Suppose it’s a Halloween party. Besides having your guests recite their poems, they can also dress in a costume to reflect their poems.
For instance, a guest dresses like a ghost and recites a limerick. Here’s one I created:
There once was a ghost from Parkview,
who wanted to haunt in a zoo.
But the elephants wouldn’t hear it,
And trampled his spirit.
So now he has died anew.
It will be a memorable Halloween evening filled with spookiness at your home. This is one of the excellent places to share poetry.
Depending on your level of motivation and knowledge, you can create an online presence, such as a blog, where you can start a poetry club or business. Invite guests to share their poems with your viewers. Teach poetry classes.
Videotape yourself reciting poetry. Fans can send videos of themselves reciting their creations because they might also be looking for places to share poetry.
Share with them the types of poetry written by popular poets. Encourage subscribers to leave comments. They might give great suggestions on expanding the concept of your site.
Bookstores. Have you written a
book of poems? Bookstores often welcome authors to speak about their
work. And of course, while you’re talking to attendees about what
inspired you to become an author, you’ll read them a few of your poems.
Additionally, the bookstores will carry your book. After the attendees
purchase it, you autograph it.
Contests. Entering poetry contests give you an opportunity to share your submissions if you win the contest or become one of the runners-up. The winners will then have their work announced in the contest’s publication.
popular poems that are usually about nature. Remember that the first
line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the
third line again has five syllables. Be sure to give your haiku a name.
Here is one I wrote:
Anthologies. Creators of anthologies seek various types of writings such as short stories, essays, and poetry. You may submit your poems to anthologies according to their guidelines such as word count, how many you can submit, and other rules. If your work is accepted, your poems will be in print, and memorialized for all to see.
The many places to share poetry are limited only by your imagination. And the rewards of sharing your work can be tremendously rewarding.
Look at the world around you. Take a good look. You’re surrounded by poetry that’s awaiting you to recognize it. And then to write it.