How to boost a poem

You can now decide which poems make it to the front page by boosting them for $5. To boost a poem, click the icon of an arrow trending up () and enter the payment information.

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Search tips

We have programmed a few search operators that allow you to refine your search. The operators are:

in:en Search for poems in English
in:es Poems in Spanish
in:fr Poems in French
has:media Poems with Youtube videos or cover photos
has:analysis Poems with analysis
has:translation Poems that have translations into Spanish or French
by:pro Written by classic or well known poets
by:male Written by male poets
by:female Written by female poets

For example, a search for

love      has:analysis      has:translation      has:media

will return all the poems that contain the word "love", that have an analysis, a Spanish translation, and have Youtube videos or cover photos.

How to message other members privately

It's easy: go to the page of the person you want to message and click the little envelop below the person's name, to the right of the stats. Write your message in the popup window and click the “Send” icon or press “Enter”.

To reply to a message, click on the little envelope on the header to the left of your little profile picture. You'll see a list of all your conversations with the most recent one on top. Click the message you want to respond.

How to change your cover photo

Click on the “Edit Cover” button that is in the lower-right corner of the cover photo. Select a photo from our gallery, from Unsplash, or upload your own.

How to change your profile picture

Go to your main page and click the pencil above your biography, then hover over your profile picture and click on the little camera that appears.

How to format your poems and your bio

You can use the following HTML tags to add some formatting to your texts:

<b>Text in bold</b> Text in bold
<i>Text in italics</i> Text in italics


Add _ _ _ _ _ _ (spaces) to add spaces.

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