About Poets United

Poets United is a community for poets and storytellers who blog.

We began as a community of poets. As many poets also like to tell stories in prose – whether fiction or 'creative' non-fiction – we now give equal opportunities for (very short examples of) that form of expression.

Our purpose is to unite poets and storytellers from all walks of life who are found in the blogosphere. Our goal is to provide an active and supportive community. We each write for our own personal reasons, but if you are here, one of those reasons is to share your writings with others.

Below you will see a summary of what goes on here. We are all about our members and the community.


Sunday – On every Sunday either Magaly Guerrero, Sanaa Rizvi or Rommy Driks hosts Pantry of Poetry and Prose (an Open Link experience). The Pantry will go live early every Sunday morning (USA Central Time).  It’s a day or two for our members and those just passing through to share poetry or stories (fiction, memoir, articles...) with this community. They can be newly written pieces, or from your archives. We just ask that you visit others as they visit you rather than "link and run." The Mr. Linky for Poetry Pantry will close at midnight on Wednesday (blog time). However, you are still able to comment on the poems that have been linked.


Wednesday – In Midweek Motif Susan Chast, Sumana Roy, and sometimes Magaly Guerrero or Sanaa Rizvi offer particular themes or topics to inspire us.


Friday –  On our Wild Fridays, Rosemary Nissen-Wade is responsible for (in random order of posting) I Wish I'd Written This, a modern or contemporary poem for our community's reading pleasure; The Living Dead, selecting one from a past era, or sometimes a poet more recently deceased; Moonlight Musings, where she reflects on matters poetic and actively invites discussion; Thought Provokers, poems that invite pondering, and often surprise; and Roving the Web, supplying links to other sites useful and/or interesting for writers. Hopefully all of these will spark some wonderful discussions.


Ground Rules
Poets United is not a place for advertisement or to blindly beg for followers. This is a place to explore and share the arts of poetry and story-telling. If you are looking to participate in a community with others like you then you have found the right place.  Make yourself at home and please enjoy everything our community has to offer.

The concept of our community is simple. We ask that you support the other members found here in this community by commenting or interacting with them and their blogs.  This community is what you make of it. If you are active and comment often you will most likely find this reciprocated. If you feel inclined to follow the blogs found here that is all the better for us as Poets United. Do explore our blogroll on the right sidebar.

This community is not meant to be used in a negative manner. We ask that you be respectful of all the people on this site as each individual writer is entitled to their own opinion, style, and path to creativity.

Thank you for your creativity; it is your imagination that fuels the world.