Verse lets you create and share poetry playlists. A poetry playlist is what we call a collection of poems around a particular topic, theme, time period, technique, or any other dimension that suits your fancy.
We have a mailing list that features one great new poetry playlist a week. If you aren't already signed up, you'll see a sign up form at the bottom of this page.
Our main goal is help people find new poems they like. The modern world has a lot of social infrastructure around music discovery, but not as much around poetry. A Verse playlist is liked a curated DJ set of poems: it gives you some context and personal connection that might help you appreciate the work better.
Verse is being developed by Andrew with help from Holman, Janice, Nick, Thea, and others. Please write to [email protected] with any questions or comments. You can also follow Verse on Twitter or Facebook.
Poetry playlists make a great teaching tool. You can collect poems around a particular topic and include your comments alongside. Playlists don't have to be made public; our privacy options let you share them only with your students. Please write to [email protected] with any questions or comments.
We want Verse to be a resource for writers of poetry as much as for readers. You have control over how your work appears (and whether it appears at all, of course). Verse can also host a sample of your book. Please write to [email protected] with any questions or comments.
Verse can help you promote your writers. In the past we've worked with publishers to make playlists from poems from a given season's forthcoming books. Next to each poem, we can include a link to the book it's from—whether that's on your homepage or any other site. Our featured playlists reach thousands of readers each week. Please write to [email protected] with any questions or comments.