Submissions of poems, poetry films, or poetry posters are welcome from Central Ohio residents. You don’t have to be a student. Anyone who lives in our community is welcome to share and submit a poem!

(We also have room for poems by poets from other states and around the world, but these are by solicitation only.)

Please send up to 3 poems and a 50 word bio. If you have a poetry film please send a link from YouTube.

You can send submissions to

How do I start writing a poem?

  1. Try an online workshop on YouTube like this one: Writing About People by Zoë Brigley or this recorded webinar on Nature Writing by Ohio State University alumni Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
  2. Come to an online craft session with writing starters with Vidyan Ravinthiran on Saturday May 22nd at 11am EST.
  3. Check out this brilliant written workshop by Ohio poet Ruth Awad on ‘Ecopoetics and the Possible World’.

4. Coming soon: writing starters and a video workshop from Columbus writer, Khaty Xiong.


Writing Workshops