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.

16 Aug 14
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We are now taking submissions for the highly anticipated second volume of Literary Sexts! After close to 1,000 copies of Literary Sexts Volume 1 being sold we know how eager you are for Volume 2 (we are too!)
Literary Sexts is an annual modern day anthology of short love poems with subtle erotic undertones edited by Amanda Oaks & Caitlyn Siehl. Volume 2 is set to be published by Words Dance Publishing & will be available for preorder in time for Valentine’s Day 2015!
Think 140 characters, think 40 words or less.
Poems that you would text to your lover. Poems that you would slip into a back pocket, suitcase, wallet or purse on the sly. Poems that you would write on slips of paper & stick under your crush’s windshield wiper. Poems that you would write on a Post-it note & leave on the bathroom mirror.Submissions will be open until 11/15/14.CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS + GUIDELINES!
Thank you so much for your ongoing support! You can help us spread the word about this collection by sharing this post!
We are looking forward to reading your submissions!
Love, xox,Amanda & Caitlyn


We are now taking submissions for the highly anticipated second volume of Literary Sexts! After close to 1,000 copies of Literary Sexts Volume 1 being sold we know how eager you are for Volume 2 (we are too!)

Literary Sexts is an annual modern day anthology of short love poems with subtle erotic undertones edited by Amanda Oaks & Caitlyn Siehl. Volume 2 is set to be published by Words Dance Publishing & will be available for preorder in time for Valentine’s Day 2015!

Think 140 characters, think 40 words or less.

Poems that you would text to your lover. Poems that you would slip into a back pocket, suitcase, wallet or purse on the sly. Poems that you would write on slips of paper & stick under your crush’s windshield wiper. Poems that you would write on a Post-it note & leave on the bathroom mirror.

Submissions will be open until 11/15/14.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS + GUIDELINES!


Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

You can help us spread the word about this collection by sharing this post!

We are looking forward to reading your submissions!

Love, xox,
Amanda & Caitlyn

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Pssssst… we are going to be part of a super-fab poetry event on Saturday, Oct 18th in Philadelphia. The venue has been locked down, we are waiting to confirm a few poets but DETAILS SOON!  

SAVE THE DATE!

12 Aug 14
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Hi! I read a poem by Caitlyn Siehl here on tumblr (“Do not fall in love with people like me. [...]" and I went looking to buy the book it was in. On goodreads it said that the poem was in Literary Sexts Vol. I, so I bought it, and to my utmost frustration the poem wasn't there. Can you guys help me find the right book with that poem? Thank you so much!needcake

Yes, love, so sorry about this. The internet ate Caitlyn’s poem & then spit it out all wrong, no fault of our own though, it went viral on imgr a few months ago wrong & it’s now everywhere, miscredited.  :/  That poem is in her book, What We Buried though. :)

2 Aug 14
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We have art postcards available in our Etsy Shop!

Buy them separately or if you order two or more paperback books you can pick a postcard of your choice for free with your order! See our individual paperback book listings for details!

Send them or keep them, inexpensive art! Frame, hang or carry them as reminders! See them all here!

Happy Saturday Poetry Lovers! <3

19 Jul 14
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The last two winners of our week of giveaways are&#8230;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!  &lt;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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17 Jul 14
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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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