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.

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

10 Sep 14
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Today is a day for fun announcements! We are thrilled to announce the publication of the first book in our Split Book Series! We are currently taking pre-orders for signed copies of:

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

Home is where the heart is and both poets’ hearts were raised in the Appalachian region of Western Pennsylvania surrounded by coal mines, sawmills, two-bit hotel taverns, farms, churches and cemeteries. These poems take that region by the throat and shake it until it’s… continued here.

We’d love for you to hop on over to the site & learn about this book & the Split Book Series in general because we are planning to publish more throughout next year & beyond!

10 Sep 14
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fleurishes:

amanda-oaks:

We are all really stoked about this event! We will be reading round-robin style, all of us will have books there that wouldn’t mind going home with you. ;) It should be a blast!October 18th at 6pm @ A Poet Art Gallery, 4032 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104(Check out some of us here on Tumblr: alonesomes, brandonspeck, fly-underground, amanda-oaks + fleurishes!)We hope to see you there, bring your poems for the open mic! 

Peeing my pants because this is a real thing that’s REALLY happening!

This is totally happening &amp; it&#8217;s gonna be a good time! SEE YOU THERE!

fleurishes:

amanda-oaks:

We are all really stoked about this event!

We will be reading round-robin style, all of us will have books there that wouldn’t mind going home with you. ;) It should be a blast!

October 18th at 6pm @ A Poet Art Gallery, 4032 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

(Check out some of us here on Tumblr: alonesomes, brandonspeck, fly-underground, amanda-oaks + fleurishes!)

We hope to see you there, bring your poems for the open mic! 

Peeing my pants because this is a real thing that’s REALLY happening!

This is totally happening & it’s gonna be a good time! SEE YOU THERE!

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9 Sep 14
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rainedeer:

These arrived in the post this morning, much to my delight :D I’m so excited to read them and see what beauty Azra and Caitlyn have, without a doubt, poured into these pages.
I read the first few pages of ‘Shaking the trees’, and I almost started crying at the sheer beauty of it all.

rainedeer:

These arrived in the post this morning, much to my delight :D I’m so excited to read them and see what beauty Azra and Caitlyn have, without a doubt, poured into these pages.

I read the first few pages of ‘Shaking the trees’, and I almost started crying at the sheer beauty of it all.

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