Poetry for all ages
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Poems are Sisters to Songs

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PoetSpeak is a non-profit adventure that wants the world to have exposure to Useful, Accessible, Enjoyable Poetry.   Our goal is to share simple poems written by everyday people from all walks of life and from all age groups.

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Our Story

A deep-sea diver turned elementary school teacher had a vision about Useful, Accessible, Enjoyable poetry.  Along the way, he fell in love with an Office Manager/Controller who started writing poetry as a child to make her mark on the hearts of friends and family.  PoetSpeak began with a weekly column in an Alaska newspaper.  It moved from there to performances in the Koinea Hall at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  It is the passion of a husband and wife team who met because of their poetry, mutual friends who knew they each wrote poetry insisted that they meet. Twenty plus years later, they are still sharing their love for poetry and each other in a peaceful acreage in Middle Tennessee.  

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poetry forum

Poetry Forum

Every month we select poems that our readers have shared with us in our forum. Editors will contact individual poets with an invitation to collaborate on poem lay-out, editing and readability.

 

Select poems will be re-posted on the PoetSpeak Blog/Web in a format that will allow PoetSpeak readers to print and share poems in an attractive 1-page framed format.

We believe that every person has a poem in their soul, and that every person needs their heart filled with positive energy encouraged by the thoughts and dreams of others.

Poetry by Our Readers

Every month we select poems that our readers have shared with us in our forum. Editors will contact individual poets with an invitation to collaborate on poem lay-out, editing and readability.

 

Select poems will be re-posted on the PoetSpeak Blog/Web in a format that will allow PoetSpeak readers to print and share poems in an attractive 1-page framed format.

poetry by our readers

The co-editors of PoetSpeak believe that the written and spoken word convey what is happening in the world in a passionate and compelling way.

Countless people of all ages, from all cultures, and in all languages, bear witness to the profound, passionate,  and powerful connection people sense they have with songs and poems. Certainly, a Beloved will always be moved by a song and a poem. 

 

PoetSpeak strives to open a window for all of us to express and share a deeply felt emotion and truth. Poems and songs that are "Useful, Accessible & Enjoyable" by writers of any age, gender and background ought to be a part of our global cultural HeartSong register.