POETRY IS NOT DEAD

WHAT WE DO

Words Dance has one aim: To spread mind-blowing / heart-opening poetry. We artfully & carefully wrangle words that were born to dance wildly in the heart-mind matrix. Rich, edgy, raw, emotionally-charged energy balled up & waiting to whip your eyes wild; we rally together words that were written to make your heart go boom right before they slay your mind, you dig?

WHO WE ARE

We are an independent press out of Pennsylvania. We work closely & collaboratively with all of our writers to ensure that their words continue to breathe in a sound & stunning home. Most importantly though, we leave the windows in these homes unlocked so you, the reader, can crawl in & throw one fuck of a house party. CLICK HERE to visit our About Page.

HOW WE SHARE

Through our bimonthly online poetry magazine, our beautiful perfect bound books by our remarkable lineup of poets & through our blog that publishes poetry from past & present issues of the magazine plus art, interviews, reviews, writing prompts & music by an ever-awesome staff of poets! We also take submissions for various features, take a peek!

WE LIKE POEMS

We like Poems that bloody your mouth just to kiss it clean. Poems that that act like a tin can phone connecting you to your childhood. Poems that are the matches when there is a city-wide power outage. Poems that are soft enough to fall asleep on. Poems that will still be clinging to the walls inside of your bones on your 90th birthday. We like poems. Submit yours.

5 Oct 14
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Our Weekend Sale is almost over! 


Visit our Etsy Shop & use coupon code: POETRYLOVE20 :upon checkout to receive 20% off these books:

Literary Sexts Volume One

Love and Other Small Wars by Donna-Marie Riley

What We Buried by Caitlyn Siehl

Sparklefat by Melissa May

Shaking the Trees by Azra Tabassum

What To Do After She Says No by Kris Ryan

Hurricane Mouth by Amanda Oaks (NightBallet Press)

I Eat Crow & Blue Collar at Best by Amanda Oaks + Zach Fishel

You can also see all the eBook versions of the above books here!

If your order didn’t ship yet, it will ship tomorrow along with any orders received this evening!

THANK YOU! <3


3 Oct 14
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We know you dig badass poetry. We know you need more of it in your life, so here&#8217;s a wee gift to you for being so damn smart (and sexy!)
Get 20% off your entire order by using coupon code : POETRYLOVE20 &#160;:  in our Etsy Shop!Paperbacks + eBooks + Postcards all included! ($10 min purchase!)
http://WordsDance.etsy.com
Thank you for your continual support, sweet weekend to yous!
xoxox


We know you dig badass poetry. We know you need more of it in your life, so here’s a wee gift to you for being so damn smart (and sexy!)

Get 20% off your entire order by using coupon code : POETRYLOVE20  :  in our Etsy Shop!

Paperbacks + eBooks + Postcards all included! ($10 min purchase!)

http://WordsDance.etsy.com

Thank you for your continual support, sweet weekend to yous!

xoxox

24 Sep 14
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Here’s a peek at some of our current & planned titles in all their virtual glory!

Along with our paperbacks, all of the books in our book shop have digital editions! You can read them on your desktop computer, laptop or on most any mobile device, including Kindle!

I get the sentimentality that surrounds small press books & books in general, believe me– I used to painstakingly handcraft the zine + all of Words Dance’s books & I loved everything about doing it. Since going digital though, it’s opened up so many different doors in my artistry plus it’s given me the gift of more time & for that, I am beyond grateful.

Though I love building upon my tangible book collection (except when I find myself in the midst of moving!) I’ve become quite fond of my Kindle & the space it frees up! While I love holding books, the smell of books, touching & dog-earring the pages of books, I also love the instant gratification that the digital world allows & let’s not forget the trees that it saves! 

It doesn’t matter how you choose to feed your head & heart, by way of paper or screen, all that matters is that you do!

Be Moving & Be Moved,
Amanda

20 Sep 14
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amanda-oaks:


BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2014: September 21-27

Banned Books Week starts tomorrow!
Do you have activities planned around either Fahrenheit 451 or Animal Farm? We got you covered! Check out these Free Printable Book Boxes with Quote Cards at Words Dance, download as many as you need at : http://wordsdance.com/free-stuff/ 

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15 Sep 14
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Words Dance's 2014 Best of the Net Nominees!

We are thrilled to announce our 2014 Nominees for the Best of the Net Anthology! Congrats to all you top-shelf word slingers & much gratitude for submitting your loveliness to Words Dance! Best of luck & love to all of you + big love to Sundress Publications for being so damn awesome. You can peek the poems & their poets by clicking the link above! <333

11 Sep 14
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Submit Your Poetry to Words Dance


Have you submitted your poetry to us yet? No?! Get on that!

Right now we are reading general poetry submissions that will be published every Tuesday & Thursday on the website. Submissions are currently being read by the ever-lovely Ms. Jessica Dawson (yesthatjessicadawson) (until September 30th.) 

We are also reading submissions for the second volume of Literary Sexts until November 15! Click the link above to head on over to our submission guidelines page & then share this with your fine poet friends.

Be Moved + Be Moving,
amanda-oaks