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.

14 Apr 14
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Hi all! I wanted to address an anon ask alonesomes received yesterday regarding merchandise at The Wars We Buried reading this weekend in NYC.Yes, there will be books for sale! All Words Dance’s titles will be hanging & waiting for your hands to love them up & take them home with you.Caitlyn, Donna (five—a—day) & myself (amanda-oaks) are more than happy to sign books there too!If you pre-ordered Caitlyn’s book, please let us know beforehand that you will be at the reading, so we can prepare & hand yours over to you! (Send an email to wordsdancepublishing@gmail.com)Looking forward to seeeeeeing you! <3



Hi all! I wanted to address an anon ask alonesomes received yesterday regarding merchandise at The Wars We Buried reading this weekend in NYC.

Yes, there will be books for sale! All Words Dance’s titles will be hanging & waiting for your hands to love them up & take them home with you.

Caitlyn, Donna (five—a—day) & myself (amanda-oaks) are more than happy to sign books there too!

If you pre-ordered Caitlyn’s book, please let us know beforehand that you will be at the reading, so we can prepare & hand yours over to you! (Send an email to wordsdancepublishing@gmail.com)

Looking forward to seeeeeeing you! <3

14 Apr 14
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1. I wish to submit multiple pieces, but in the submit form I must title my submission. Is this for all the pieces altogether, or should I separate the titles of each piece by a comma? 2. Are stories (prose) around 1500 words or less allowed or is it strictly poetry? Thanks! xAnonymous


Hey love, you can title your submission whatever you wish to title it! It doesn’t make a difference in regards to your submission.

Though our submission guidelines state poetry only, we are open to reading short prose poetry, 400 words or less. 

xo

14 Apr 14
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Greetings! I just stumbled upon you guys and I want to get in on the 30/30. I've been looking for some inspiration outside of myself and this is it! I hope its not too late. Thanks. Be well.life-in-eminor


Nope, not too late at all! I hope you don’t mind that I’ve shared this but I’ve gotten several questions about the challenge that I wanted to address here!

On Day Nine, Robert shared this:

Before we get into today’s prompt, I just want to address a few common questions I’ve been asked recently:Who can join the challenge? Anyone (any age, any level of experience, any location, and so on). When can they jump in? Anytime (like if you haven’t participated in the first 8 days, you can get poeming today). Is it all right to bend (or even break) the prompt? Heck yeah. The prompt is just a springboard; you decide where, when, and how to jump.

On Day Ten, he shared this:

Quick note on selecting poems for the anthology: I plan to pull poems on average 5-7 days after the prompt is first posted. So I’ve pulled poems from days 1-3. Poets can keep sharing, but they won’t be considered for the anthology. Soon, I’ll pull day 4, and so it will proceed.


To learn more about the Poem Your Heart Out book, CLICK HERE!

Thanks, love! xox


8 Apr 14
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amanda-oaks:


Richard Hansen = one of my small press heroes, truly a great - this is a must watch for poetry lovers. I had the opportunity to work with him a few years back. He was so gracious during our correspondence when he made two of my poems into little books. This film is just lovely.

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