Collage of images and quotes arranged neatly on a purple/green board, with some of the text cut off. Type reads from left to right: "Poems in your mother tongue", "Listening to a storyteller", "Attending an open mic night", "Listening to a spoken word artist", "Exploring a city through poetry", "Participating in a poetry workshop", "Ordering a custom poem", "Writing your own poems", "Finding your favourite poet".
Collage of images and quotes arranged neatly on a purple/green board, with some of the text cut off. Type reads from left to right: "Poems in your mother tongue", "Listening to a storyteller", "Attending an open mic night", "Listening to a spoken word artist", "Exploring a city through poetry", "Participating in a poetry workshop", "Ordering a custom poem", "Writing your own poems", "Finding your favourite poet".

Poetry

All things poetry, spoken word and oral storytelling.

Poetry gets a theme of its own.

 

While our directory is only just getting started, this is what we have planned for the theme of Poetry:

We want to help you find poems that speak to your current mood or moment. We want you to discover the work of new poets, spoken word artists and storytellers. We want to showcase all the ways poetry can be enjoyed, either by yourself alone at home, or with others, out and about. We want to give you ideas for events to attend where stories are told, spoken word is performed and poetry is created, read and shared. And we want to help you find poetry in print and book format, for example in poetry collections, anthologies or chapbooks, so that your life can be made richer by poetry in whichever form you choose to enjoy it.

FINDING POETRY THAT SPEAKS TO YOU: Poetry bookshops; Poetry magazines & journals; Reviews; Newsletters & blogs; Podcasts about poetry; Poetry subscriptions; Poetry walks; Poetry libraries and Custom poems. SEEKING OUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF POETRY: Poems; Poems by theme or genre; Poems by poetic form; Published poetry collections; Chapbooks, pamphlets & broadsides; Poets; Spoken word artists; Storytellers; Poet Laureates; Essays on poetry; EXPERIENCING POETRY LIVE; Spoken word events; Storytelling events; Poetry slams; Open mic nights featuring poets; Reading series, workshops & other poetry events; Poetry, storytelling & spoken word festivals; Poetry groups, societies & associations and Poet-in-residence programs. BEING A POET: Submission opportunities; Competitions & contests; Awards; Classes & training programs; Publishers; Foundations & organizations; Storytelling traditions; History of poetry; Miscellaneous poetry resources and Museums & places.

How to add your organization to the Young W directory

Are you a poet, spoken word artist, storyteller, publisher of poetry chapbooks or any other organization which fits into one of the categories above? Check out the Get Involved page for details about how to get your organization added to the directory.

 

We sell books about poetry and poetry collections, broadsides and other poetic print creations.