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August 2018 – Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world

THE SEA OF TIME AND SPACE by Alejandra López
Read Poem: THE SEA OF TIME AND SPACE by Alejandra López

Erstwhile Enemies by Christopher Hickey
Read Poem: Erstwhile Enemies by Christopher Hickey

A Footnote to Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’ By Parveen Talpur
A Footnote to Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’ By Parveen Talpur

Knight and Dragon by BRIAN T. SLUGA
Poetry Reading: Knight and Dragon by BRIAN T. SLUGA

MEAN GIRLS by Linda R. O’Connell
Poetry Reading: MEAN GIRLS by Linda R. O’Connell

THE COMPLEX MAN by Joy Genauer
Poetry Reading: THE COMPLEX MAN by Joy Genauer

To Manchester With Love by Kathy Walsh
Read Poem: To Manchester With Love by Kathy Walsh

To the Piercing Underneath my Tongue by Zainab F. Raza
Read Poem: To the Piercing Underneath my Tongue by Zainab F. Raza

SOY LA MUJER by Yeny Ferreras
Read Poem: SOY LA MUJER by Yeny Ferreras

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June 2018 – Read the best of NEW POEMS from around the world:

Read NEW Poetry from Poets:

REQUIEM IN ORBIT, Nick Johnson
Read Poem: Requiem in Orbit, by Nick Johnson

LESS OF A MAN, by Tierra Martin
Read Poem: Less of a Man, by Tierra Martin

WORLD OF GAME, by Mantri Mark
Read Poem: WORLD OF GAME, by Mantri Mark

WHAT HAVE I LOST, by Diane Burrow
Read Poem: WHAT HAVE I LOST?, by Diane Burrow

THE TASTE OF BLACK, Saliyah Salia
Read Poem: The Taste of Black, by Aaliyah Salia

POWER OF HER EYES, by Hume Poets
Read Poem: POWER OF HER EYES, by Hume Poets

DUST, by Frederick Bauman
Read Poem: DUST, by Frederick Bauman

BRIGHT CREATION, by Constantine Argiropoulos
Read Poem: Bright Creation, by Constantine Argiropoulos

HOW TO WRITE A SUMMER POEM, by Marta Knobloch
Read Poem: How to Write a Summer Poem, by Marta Knobloch

LEAVES DURING THE FALL, by Dallas J. Short
Read Poem: Leaves During the Fall, by Dallas J. Short

MORONIC MOTORISTS, by John Ross Harvey
Read Poem: MORONIC MOTORISTS, BY JOHN ROSS HARVEY

BROKEN HEART, by Farin Powell
Read Poem: Broken Heart, by Farin Powell

BABALONSHI, by Robert Meacham
Read Poem: Babalonshi, by Robert Meacham

PROPHET, by Arthur Rosch
Read Poem: Prophet, by Arthur Rosch

PRETTY BLACK GIRLS, by J. Lathen
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2018/05/20/read-poem-pretty-black-girl-by-j-lathen/

March 2018 – Read the best of POETRY from around the world:

Scroll through and read the best of new poetry from all corners of the world:

THANK GOD FOR PEARL, by Dennis De Rose
Read Poetry: Thank God for Pearl!, by Dennis De Rose

SUPER GEEZERS, by Bob Grant
Read Poetry: Super Geezers, by Bob Grant

PARENTAL LAMENT, by Mike Reed
Read Poetry: PARENTAL LAMENT, by Mike Reed

THE TUNNEL PERFORMANCE SOCIETY, by Bob Eager
Read Poetry: the Tunnel Performance Society!, by Bob Eager

STILL SHE RISES, by Deepika Janiyani
Read Poetry: Still, She Rises, by Deepika Janiyani

LEAVE ME WHOLE MOTHER, by Pat Ashinze
Read Poetry: LEAVE ME WHOLE MOTHER, by Pat Ashinze

FIGHT, by Young Deuces
Read Poetry: Fight!, by Young Deuces

WALDEN’S REBEL SOUTH, by Jarl K. Jackson
Read Poetry: Walden’s Rebel south…?, by Jarl K. Jackson

THE RIVER OF THE SOUL, by Mikho Mosulishvili
Read Poetry: The River of the Soul, by Mikho Mosulishvili

BACK SPEAKS, by Patricia Biela
Read Poetry: Back Speaks, by Patricia Biela

A PRAYER FORGOTTEN BUT ANSWERED, by Randy Peyser
Read Poetry: A Prayer Forgotten But Answered, by Randy Peyser

AM I REALLY BLACK, by Rose Cockerham
Read Poetry: Am I Really Black?, by Rose Cockerham

FIVE YEARS AFTER, by Sara Thomas
Read Poetry: FiVe YeArS aFTeR, by Sara Thomas

GRIEF IS THE PRICE WE PAY FOR LOVE, by Abi May
Read Poetry: Grief is the price we pay for love, by Abi May

IN THE WAKE, by Pamela Lowe Saldana
Read Poetry: In the Wake, by Pamela Lowe Saldana

CONFESSIONS, by Lizardin Bain
Read Poetry: Confessions, by Lizardin Bain

NOTION, by Lucrezia Mancini Nardi
Read Poetry: Notion, by Lucrezia Mancini Nardi

AT A GLANCE, by Joyce Villeta
Read Poetry: At a Glance, by Joyce Villeta

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, by Kurt Chambers
Read Poetry: Our Solar System by Kurt Chambers

THE CRAFT, by Benjamin Hare
Read Poetry: “The Craft” by Benjamin Hare

I’LL BE DAMNED, by Billy Dew
Read Poetry: I’ll Be Damned, by Billy Dew

October 2017 – Read the best of NEW POETRY

BROWSE through the links and read the best of new poetry from around the world. 

THE BANE OF WHITECHAPEL, by Lee A. Forman
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-the-bane-of-whitechapel-by-lee-a-forman/

ONCE A CHILD, by Dennis Toth
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-once-a-child-by-dennis-toth/

MAYBE THERE IS STILL HOPE, by Melissa R. Mendelson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-maybe-there-is-still-hope-by-melissa-r-mendelson/

LEONARD COHEN MY FRIEND, by Michael Lee Johnson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-leonard-cohen-my-friend-by-michael-lee-johnson/

ONLY ONE UNCLE, by Melissa Palazon
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-only-one-uncle-by-melissa-palazon/

TERRAIN TERRIFIC, by Sujor Bhattacharya
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-terrain-terrific-by-sujoy-bhattacharya/

THE PAINTER, by Theresa Pio
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-the-painter-by-theresa-pio/

MONSTER, by Jeff Bardeau
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/25/read-poetry-monster-by-jeff-bardeau/

BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS, by Cas Greenfield
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/20/poetry-reading-blue-remembered-hills-by-cas-greenfield/

ISADORE GREELYS PLACE, by DE Navarro
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/09/20/poetry-reading-isadore-greelys-place-by-de-navarro/

August 2017 – Read best of NEW POETRY from around the world.

Read the best of new poets and their poetry for August 2017: 

I AM AFRAID, by Pam Lewis
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-i-am-afraid-by-pam-lewis/

ARE THE STILL THE SAME, by Sunil Sharma
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-are-they-still-the-same-by-sunil-sharma/

I EDIT MY LIFE, by Michael Lee Johnson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-i-edit-my-life-by-michael-lee-johnson/

GRAIN OF CHOICE, by Patrick Turner Lee
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-grain-of-choice-by-patrick-turner-lee/

HEROIN, by Aylana St. Luce
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-heroin-by-aylana-st-luce/

SPELLBOOK, by Man of Action.
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-charmcasters-spellbook-by-man-of-action/

PUT ME TO SLEEP BEFORE IT COMES, by Sarah Francisco
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-put-me-to-sleep-before-it-comes-by-sarah-francisco/

DESERTS WATERMELON, by Kate Rauner
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-deserts-watermelon-by-kate-rauner/

THE TALE OF JIMMY NEVERBEE, by Michael Medlen
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-the-tale-of-jimmy-neverbee-by-michael-medlen/

AFTER THE END, by Samantha K. Collinson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-after-the-end-by-samantha-k-collinson/

APEX, by David Samuel Neuer
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-apex-by-david-samuel-neuer/

FEEL WITH YOUR HEART, by Chasity McClellan
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-feel-with-your-heart-by-chasity-mcclellan/

MASTER OF DISGUISE, by Pino Hova
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-master-of-disguise-by-pino-hova/

AT NIGHT I PRAY, by Fabrian Christopher
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-at-night-i-pray-by-fabian-christopher/

BLOODSTREAM, by Chrystal Jumonville
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-bloodstream-by-chrystal-jumonville/

Deadline June 30th: FREE Poetry Contest

All entries get their POEM shown on this website. AND, you can submit your Poem to be made into a video (guaranteed 1000s of view).

GET YOUR POETRY SEEN. This network averages over 95,000 visitors a day to read your poems. SUBMIT ANYTIME


The RULES are simple:

1. Write a POEM. Send it to this contest for FREE and it will be POSTED on this site guaranteed for 100,000s to see. (you own all rights to this poem and whenever you want it taken down, send us an email).

2. Email your POEM to submission@festivalforpoetry.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format or just cut and paste it into the body of the email.

3. SUBMIT as many poems as you like. (NOTE: One FREE poem per person. If you like to submit multiple poems, please let us know and we’ll give you price quote.)

4. Let us know what GENRE each of your submitted poems falls under. (as many genres as you want). Angry, Cocky, Dark, Death, Family, Fear, Friendship, Funeral, Funny, Hope, Hurt, Inspirational, Kids, Life, Long, Love, Motivational, Painful, Personality, Philosophical, Political, Pressure, Redemption, Relationships, Religion, Revenge, Rhyme, Romantic, Sad, Sexy, Society, Work. OR YOU NAME YOUR OWN GENRE!!

OR, PAY THE $25 SUBMISSION FEE AND WE’LL DO A POETRY READING PERFORMED BY A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR (guaranteed 1000s of views online)

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OR, PAY THE $400 SUBMISSION FEE AND WE’LL TURN YOUR POEM INTO A MOVIE! (guaranteed 10,000s of views online)

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WATCH POETRY READINGS (see what we can do when you submit):

WATCH POETRY MOVIES (see what we can do when you submit):

There is no festival like this!

Mainly what this contest does is give exposure to the writer. They will be able to obtain a solid agent, plus get notice by producers looking for writers like yourself. NOTE: The writer will always own 100% rights to their poem. The only thing we do is help the writer gain exposure by having their story showcased at our festival and on this website.

May 2017 – Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world.

CLICK the links and read the best of poetry:

WHERE ROSES GROW, by Zainab F. Raza
https://festivalforpoetrydotcom.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/poetry-where-roses-grow-by-zainab-f-raza/

THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY RAY SIXPACK, by John Ervin
Poetry: THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY RAY SIXPACK by John Ervin

THE LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTEST IN THE DARK, by Shenita Etwaroo
Poetry: The Light Shines Brightest In the Dark By Shenita Etwaroo

IN THE STARS, by Marcus G. Taylor
Poem: In the Stars, by Marcus G. Taylor

MY PANIC LIFE, by Amanda Beyer
Poem: My Panic Life, by Amanda Beyer

INNERPEACE, by Anthony Yandell
Poem: Innerpeace by Anthony Yandell

I CLOSE MY EYES, by Anjum Wasim Dar
Poem: I Close My Eyes To See, by Anjum Wasim Dar

ROMANCE, by Peter J. Frady
Poem: Romance, by Peter J. Frady

LOVING WITH AN ARRHYTHMIA, by J. Nacalaban
Poem: Loving with an Arrhythmia, by J. NACALABAN

THE CYCLE, by Cheron Turnley
Poem: The Cycle, by Cheron Turnley

JUST A PIECE, by Nittystan
Poem: JUST A PIECE, by Nittystan

LOVED DARK AND WASN’T SAD, by Tanvi Sareen
Poem: Loved Dark and Wasn’t Sad, by Tanvi Sareen

DIAPER BAG, by Kimmy Alan
Poem: Diaper Bag, by Kimmy Alan