Transforming the Virtual Poetry Circle

It has been a joy to share poems with everybody each week and to have discussions about them. The Virtual Poetry Circle has been a staple here on the blog for many years, but I’ve been looking for ways to change it and incorporate greater audience participation.

To that end, I’m no longer going to showcase work found across the web from published poets.

Instead, I want to put out a call to readers and their friends who write their own poems.

I would love for anyone interested to submit a poem about resistance (broad term and doesn’t have to be about the current administration, etc.) for posting on Saturday, Feb. 4. Send 1 poem per person to savvyverseandwit AT gmail [dot] com by Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Include a short 50 word bio with any social media links you want included.

I will choose one poem to feature. Happy writing.


  1. I hope I get some submissions. We’ll see.

  2. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Looking forward to seeing which poem you pick!

  3. Suko http://www.sukosnotebook says

    Serena, I have enjoyed this feature as well. Thank you for the time and effort you’ve put into the Circle! I look forward to your other poetry posts.

  4. I’ve enjoyed this feature Serena but I can imagine how time consuming it must be. I hope you’ll still bring us poetry reviews though as I love discovering new poets. I haven’t written any poetry in a long time but hey, this is a great prompt so who knows!