Open Mic

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The Stage is yours...

Do you feel like you need a place to grab the mic and let loose? Do you have a poem you want to share with peers who are not family or friends? At Open Mic, the stage is yours and we're all ears. Share your anger, joy, and tears. Share your clarity, your chaos, your listlessness, your laughs.


The Mic

Post your poems here!

Keep your posts ANONYMOUS! Use your screenname or 4 tildes (~).

(Please do NOT post your/others' real name, e-mail address, snail mail address, etc. This information will be removed, and you will be suspended from using the wiki.)

If you'd rather just read, click The Mic link and read what has been submitted so far. You will see a number of poems linked at the bottom of the The Mic page. Click on any one of those to read new or past poems.

Also, please feel free to post book, poem, movie or music suggestions, anything which you find particularly inspiring for your writing or useful for other writers.

You can do this on the poem pages for writers who you feel can benefit from your suggestion or if you have a general movie, music, poem, etc. recommendation, go to the Inspiration page and post for others to see there.

The Audience

To see the responses to a poem, go to that poem's page (via The Mic) and click the "discussion" link.

If you read a poem or response that you really like or makes sense to you in profound and/or interesting ways, PLEASE add your opinion.

Remeber, before you submit your first poem, response, or opinion, you need to be a member.

To become a member, visit our join this wiki form.

Once you have a username and password, you can click the "discussion" link on any poem submitted here and leave your response.

What can I say?

Every writer is happy to get feedback from their peers. Let them know you've read their work by starting out each response with at least one positive comment on their poem's "discussion" page. Here are some questions which might help you get your response started, though you are not restricted to these:

What words or phrases did you particularly like? Did you like the writer's use of imagery or sound (read the poem out loud or have a friend read it to really hear it)? Did you connect with the emotion? Have you been in similar circumstances? What was different or unique about the way the writer portrayed their experience here? You don't have to write a lot but try to get a sentence or two down regarding your understanding of the poem. If writing the response inspires you to write your own poem, go ahead and enter a creative response on The Mic page.

Note: Only English-language poems and responses can be posted at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.