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FINAL DAY TO SIGN UP ǀ #Instapoet Secret Santa Poetry Exchange 2017

Last year we asked you to leave poetry across your town or city. This year we are asking you to send your poetry across the world! Her Heart Poetry and Artlixir are proud to host the #Instapoet Secret Santa Exchange in 2017. The purpose of this event is to connect poets across the globe, and share the joy of the holiday season. Each participant will send a joyful piece of poetry to another Instapoet, and receive one in return. We ask each participant to post a photo of the poem they receive on their Instagram account, with the hashtag #InstapoetSecretSanta2017 and selected images will be featured on Artlixir and Her Heart as well. As a holiday season bonus, Artlixir will also be randomly selecting participants to send an extra pack of holiday goodies to! Sign up using the form below and check out our handy FAQ at the bottom of…

#Instapoet Secret Santa Poetry Exchange 2017

Last year we asked you to leave poetry across your town or city. This year we are asking you to send your poetry across the world! Her Heart Poetry and Artlixir are proud to host the #Instapoet Secret Santa Exchange in 2017. The purpose of this event is to connect poets across the globe, and share the joy of the holiday season. Each participant will send a joyful piece of poetry to another Instapoet, and receive one in return. We ask each participant to post a photo of the poem they receive on their Instagram account, with the hashtag #InstapoetSecretSanta2017 and selected images will be featured on Artlixir and Her Heart as well. As a holiday season bonus, Artlixir will also be randomly selecting participants to send an extra pack of holiday goodies to! Sign up using the form below and check out our handy FAQ at the bottom of…

HER HEART PUBLISHING ǀ See Your Words in Print in 2018

Become a published poet with Her Heart In 2018, Her Heart, will publish three collections of poetry based on your submissions: THE POETS CANVAS, THE ANNUAL and NEW HEART BEATS. These collections are an opportunity for poets from around the world, both unpublished and previously published, to see their work in a digital anthology and hardcopy poetry book. All of which will be available for purchase here on herheartpoetry.com and Amazon.com. Read on for more details. THE POETS CANVAS In 2018 The Writers Corner will become THE POETS CANVAS. Not only do we believe that this name better reflects our focus on sharing and celebrating poetry, but it also signals our desire to help poets everywhere paint the world with words. In 2018, all entries selected as being highly commended will be included in a digital anthology and hardcopy poetry book. They will also feature here on herheartpoetry.com and our…

OUR PEOPLE ǀ New Faces at Her Heart

Meet the people who are helping to keep Her Heart beating! In November we will welcome a number of new faces to the Her Heart team. They may come from different parts of the globe, but they all have one thing in common, a love of the written word and helping other poets and writers to make the most of the creative experience. Read on to meet the passionate poetry junkies who will bring you new content, support and inspiration to aid your poetry journey. Reese Leyva Associate Editor – On Craft ǀ @reese.leyva At the bright young age of seven Reese wrote her first poem and has been taking pen to ink ever since. She spends her days inspired by her wondrous toddler daughter, her genius artist husband, and the stunning fertile beauty of Oregon, U.S.A. When she’s not writing or reading, Reese is employing her craft as a start-up…

Find Your Form ǀ Introducing a New Resource and the #Little11

Next month we are launching a brand new resource on Instagram, Her Heart Forms ǀ @herheartforms. This page, and the posts we will be adding here, are focused on helping you to shake off the shackles of free verse, so that you can run wild with structure and form. Many poets, especially new and emerging poets can be intimidated by form, and get stuck in the  free verse ‘comfort zone’. But we strongly advocate for structured poetry forms because they will help you to develop your craft. Form makes you think carefully about word choice, grammar, syntax and structure. It forces you to grow and develop as a poet, and that is something we believe in – helping each and every reader and community member to get the most from the experience of writing poetry. We will be exploring both traditional and contemporary forms and even if you only ever write…

Our Community ǀ The Latest from Her Heart

The Her Heart Team is Growing… Next month, Her Heart Poetry, will be making some big announcements. If you have ever wanted to see your name in ink, then you need to be here on 1 November to hear our news. We’ve also added to our Feature Contributors team, and after a break, Her Heart On Craft is back, with a new Associate Editor. We can’t wait for you to meet them. We are also introducing two new resources, here and on Instagram: Heart & Verse Poetry Book Club ǀ @heartandverse and Her Heart Forms ǀ @herheartforms. Heart & Verse, is an online poetry book club that will focus on the best published poets on Instagram. We will read one anthology together per month, and discuss. Throughout the month, Heart & Verse, will also provide reviews of other anthologies to tempt the reader in us all. We’ll have more information…

THE ANNUAL 2017 ǀ Available in Our Bookstore Now

Purchase your copy today! The Annual ǀ 2017 is available for digital download or purchase from our online bookstore here. This anthology represents the highly commended works of poetry submitted to the inaugural Her Heart Poetry micropoetry competition. This anthology is divided into four sections: A Modern Life, Into the Wild, Ties that Bind and 13 Love Letters. With 52 voices from the global poetry community, these works represent a new age of emotion set in the digital ether. In a digital age of emojis and text language we have seen poetry evolve. Brevity has become its own form. Movement, sound and image have become integral parts of the way we read, see and hear poetry. In this anthology we see works that vary from the micro to the mini. New forms that encapsulate ideas in their essence. Poems that translate in a digital age of swiping and likes. The…