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Writing Better Poetry

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Instructional Articles


Specific information or instruction about editing, rewriting, types of poetry, occasional poetry, etc.

Inspiration or Opinion

Learn how other poets feel about poetry or how they overcome obstacles.

Book Reviews

Reviews of poetry books written by Christian poets.

Poet's Classroom

Violet Nesdoly's monthly columns offer easy-to-understand instruction and entertaining reading. She offers a wide range of subjects. Violet is a previous Poet Laureate.

15 Minute Adjustments

Former Poet Laureate (2008–2010) Jan Wood offers highly instructive sessions with immediate application to your own craft. If you're serious about improving your poetry, be sure to check out Jan's columns.


Read brief inspiring testimonies from other Christian poets.

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