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Sure, DarkPoetry was originally just a place to post poems and get quality feedback.

But it became much more. In its 14+ years of quiet existence in the underbelly of the internet, DarkPoetry has attracted a diverse corpus of talented poets, conspiring to develop the dark art of the spoken miracle.

Join DarkPoetry (free) and become friends with some truly fascinating people. And you are always welcome to share your poems in this non-judgmental environment.
See the titles below for recent news items posted by the staff!

Farewell SilentStalker

Alas, our greatest steersman has taken his calloused hands from the rudder and walked up the dock for some well earned shore leave. I think I speak for the thousands of DarkPoets who have benefited from his kind and steady stewardship when I say thanks. Thanks for giving so much of your time to help others. Thanks for making beautiful custom profiles. Thanks for answering hundreds of requests for help. Thanks for settling disputes evenhandedly and with a cool head. We are truly grateful, and wish you every happiness in your new pursuits.
Posted by DarkPoet on 2017-10-09 07:36:01

Call for Poetry Submissions

GhettoZombie is putting together a series of chapbooks. He provides the following description on the DarkPoetry Facebook page:

CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS for the DarkPoetry 7 book chapbook series:
All poems pertaining to: lust, envy, pride, gluttony, greed, sloth, and wrath will be considered for this 7 chapbook series. Each chapbook will accept 13 poems from 13 different poets. Members of DP can submit to any or all of them, but may only be featured in three of the seven chapbooks.
Submissions are to be emailed to jmfpublications@gmail.com.
Submit up to 3 poems per chapbook and write the name of the sin in the subject line. Preference is given to poems which are one page long.
Please direct all questions regarding this venture to the email listed above or DP mail GhettoZombie for more information.
Posted by DarkPoet on 2017-05-21 19:08:24

Congratulations New Scholars!

We have several new graduates from DarkPoetry College to promote! They are: Anna McCarra, Skye, Willow Wept, Tattoo Goddess, and Karebear.

They will appear on the official Scholarly Cabal and have a special mark Scholar appear next to their comments, so we can recognized that we're hearing from someone who knows a thing or two about poetry.

Also, a super big thanks to GhettoZombie for his extraordinary leadership in organizing and teaching this class. Great job!
Posted by DarkPoet on 2017-03-27 11:56:28

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