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.

19 Jul 14
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The last two winners of our week of giveaways are…akaelizabeth  +  diluculum
Congratulations, loves!  
If you could email us at: 
wordsdancepublishing @ gmail . com    (without the spaces!)
letting us know which title from our our shop you’d like to have, that’d be FAB — we’ll reply with the book attached!BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU THAT ENTERED!  <3!


The last two winners of our week of giveaways are…

akaelizabeth  +  diluculum

Congratulations, loves!  

If you could email us at: 

wordsdancepublishing @ gmail . com    (without the spaces!)

letting us know which title from our our shop you’d like to have, that’d be FAB — we’ll reply with the book attached!

BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU THAT ENTERED!  <3!



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Just a gentle reminder:

Our eBooks are for your own personal pleasure only. Please do not send them to others via email or any other means electronically. If you dig the book, send your friends the link to purchase their own personal digital copy or save up $6 to buy an extra copy for your friend. We work closely with all of our authors, we work really hard birthing these beautiful books out into the world, you passing them around for free discredits both the poet’s & publisher’s hard work & dedication. Your support keeps this small press alive, we appreciate it so much, without it, we can’t continue to bring these books into your hands + hearts. We offer the digital option because we trust that you’ll honor that + supporting artists is just the right thing to do. 


Thank you <3

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17 Jul 14
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We are pleased to announce the third set of winners for eBook giveaway! Because we think transparency rocks, we are announcing the winners publicly:emotionsforthepicking + to-my-kingCongratulations, loves!  If you could email us at: wordsdancepublishing @ gmail . com    (without the spaces!)letting us know which title from our our shop you’d like to have, that’d be FAB — we’ll reply with the book attached!A wee reminder to all of you, there are still 2 more chances to win! We will be announcing two on Thursday &amp; then the last two on Friday, so whether you reblogged already or continue to reblog once a day, or haven’t reblogged yet, there’s still all week to win!Thank you to everyone that has entered &amp; spread the word thus far, we dig you much.Get all the details on the contest + the 20% discount code HERE!xox

We are pleased to announce the third set of winners for eBook giveaway! Because we think transparency rocks, we are announcing the winners publicly:

emotionsforthepicking + to-my-king

Congratulations, loves!  

If you could email us at: 

wordsdancepublishing @ gmail . com    (without the spaces!)

letting us know which title from our our shop you’d like to have, that’d be FAB — we’ll reply with the book attached!

A wee reminder to all of you, there are still 2 more chances to win! We will be announcing two on Thursday & then the last two on Friday, so whether you reblogged already or continue to reblog once a day, or haven’t reblogged yet, there’s still all week to win!

Thank you to everyone that has entered & spread the word thus far, we dig you much.

Get all the details on the contest + the 20% discount code HERE!

xox

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the number of commercials i have seen about shaving gel razors waxes bare bodies slick and seamless:

infinite


the number of boys who wanted me hairless in the right places:

2


the number of boys who wanted all my hair:

1


the number of boys who liked my hair short:

at least 5


the number of times i have asked myself why i am spending money on something that hurts and bleeds and inflames:

lots


the number of times i have shaved my scalp:

many


the number of times my sexual orientation has been questioned with reference to my hair as definitive proof:

23, to my face


the number of times my upper lip has been threaded clean:

4


the number of times i worried about hair on my feet:

17


the number of times i have heard the phrase
“clean up your eyebrows”:

49


the number of times i have wanted anyone else to decide anything about my body:

0

Clair Dunlap, excerpt from her poem, The Scientific Method in Words Dance 17.

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Pssst… just a gentle reminder that we have a giveaway happening  + we’re having a 20% off sale in our Etsy Shop, both end tomorrow!

Get all the details to enter the giveaway here! Or use the coupon code : GIVEAWAY20 : in our Etsy shop to get the discount!

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17 Jul 14
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Stop The Beauty Madness Video Poetry Slam   

melissamaynase:

If you are a poet who knows firsthand the transformational life-saving capability of poetry. If you are a poet committed to obliterating socialized beauty standards - a poet who writes about the beauty of bodies in all of their miracle forms. If you are a poet who is moved by the unraveling of shame when people say no to a definition of beauty that does not include every inch, fold, curve, line, particle of their being - then I have exciting news for you.

The Stop The Beauty Madness campaign (which is receiving a boatload of national media coverage) wants to hear YOUR VOICE on how we #stopthebeautymadness. Below is the link to their online video poetry slam, and the deadline is July 29th. We want your voices in this choir. We are teeming to witness your art. As Slam Liaison for this campaign - I personally can’t wait to see how our community embraces the opportunity to change the dynamic of the beauty narrative with the resounding, unflinching truth of our own stories.

Share this post. Submit your poems. #StopTheBeautyMadness

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16 Jul 14
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We are pleased to announce the second set of winners for eBook giveaway! Because we think transparency rocks, we are announcing the winners publicly:ifilookback-iamlost + candacejeanine + flentes + pennilesspoetCongratulations, loves!  If you could email us at: wordsdancepublishing (at) gmail (dot) comletting us know which title from our our shop you’d like to have, that’d be FAB — we’ll reply with the book attached!A wee reminder to all of you, there are still 4 more chances to win! We will be announcing two on Thursday &amp; then the last two on Friday, so whether you reblogged already or continue to reblog once a day, or haven’t reblogged yet, there’s still all week to win!Thank you to everyone that has entered &amp; spread the word thus far, we dig you much.Get all the details on the contest + the 20% discount code HERE!xox

We are pleased to announce the second set of winners for eBook giveaway! Because we think transparency rocks, we are announcing the winners publicly:

ifilookback-iamlost + candacejeanine + flentes + pennilesspoet

Congratulations, loves!  

If you could email us at: 

wordsdancepublishing (at) gmail (dot) com

letting us know which title from our our shop you’d like to have, that’d be FAB — we’ll reply with the book attached!

A wee reminder to all of you, there are still 4 more chances to win! We will be announcing two on Thursday & then the last two on Friday, so whether you reblogged already or continue to reblog once a day, or haven’t reblogged yet, there’s still all week to win!

Thank you to everyone that has entered & spread the word thus far, we dig you much.

Get all the details on the contest + the 20% discount code HERE!

xox

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We are pleased to announce the first two winners of our grand eBook giveaway! Because we think transparency rocks, we are announcing the winners publicly, the first two eBooks go to:theflithyvictorian + pigmenting!Congratulations, loves!  If you could email us at: wordsdancepublishing (at) gmail (dot) comletting us know which title from our our shop you&#8217;d like to have, that&#8217;d be FAB &#8212; we&#8217;ll reply with the book attached!A wee reminder to all of you, there are still 8 more chances to win! We will be announcing two tomorrow &amp; so on, so whether you reblogged already or continue to reblog once a day, or haven&#8217;t reblogged yet, there&#8217;s still all week to win!Thank you to everyone that has entered &amp; spread the word thus far, we dig you much.Get all the details on the contest + the 20% discount code HERE!Happy Monday! xox


We are pleased to announce the first two winners of our grand eBook giveaway! Because we think transparency rocks, we are announcing the winners publicly, the first two eBooks go to:

theflithyvictorian + pigmenting!

Congratulations, loves!  

If you could email us at:

wordsdancepublishing (at) gmail (dot) com

letting us know which title from our our shop you’d like to have, that’d be FAB — we’ll reply with the book attached!

A wee reminder to all of you, there are still 8 more chances to win! We will be announcing two tomorrow & so on, so whether you reblogged already or continue to reblog once a day, or haven’t reblogged yet, there’s still all week to win!

Thank you to everyone that has entered & spread the word thus far, we dig you much.

Get all the details on the contest + the 20% discount code HERE!

Happy Monday! xox

14 Jul 14
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Words Dance eBook Giveaway! 10 winners + 20% off discount code!

We’ll be announcing the first two winners later this afternoon!

Click the link above to get the deets on how to enter, loves!

Also, you can reblog once a day, so if you reblogged over the weekend don’t be shy about reblogging it again! <33