“There are many trails to the summit.”
-Native American Proverb
At Poets Collective, we celebrate the diversity of genres, poetic devices, innovations, and examples that contribute to the continuing survival of the art into the 22nd century. The sole purpose of our network of sites is to encourage and promote the work of poets who share that goal.
This section contains articles, essays, and tutorials of potential interest to poets. As volunteer curators and facilitators, we do not present ourselves as scholars or authorities. We are simply friends who have lived with and explored various aspects of the craft for decades and wish to share that experience with the online community.
The goal of this site since 2013 has been to build an audience-worthy collection of contemporary and classic poetry at the front entrance to the Poets Collective network, maintaining a balance of styles, topics, and authors. Because our target audience is not primarily poets, we generally steer clear of poems about poem-writing. Until 2018, front page content was drawn from poets known to the site administrator through 25 years of web-wandering as well as submissions from the public. The site, infrequently updated, now features poetry from members of a private workshop group on AllPoetry.com and occasional contests conducted on that site.
From time to time, we compile and publish themed collections of outstanding poetry in addition to that found on Page One of our website.
Mary Boren, Site Administrator