Poetry Articles



  • What Is Poetry?
    An attempt to explain an art form that seems to defy definition. This article looks at the various meanings and interpretations of poetry, and why it is hard to give a definite answer to this question.
  • Tools & Conventions Of Poetry
    For beginners who want to get a better understanding of the various tools and linguistic techniques that are to be found in poetry. A look at the common conventions and the effects that they can have on your writing.
  • Understanding Poetry (A Brief History)
    To understand poetry as a form of writing, it can help to get context of the genre by looking at its history and evolution over the centuries.
  • Common Types & Styles Of Poetry
    A look for beginners at the common types and styles of poetry, and what the conventions are for each style of poem.
  • Why Does Everyone Hate Rhyme? (A Defence Of Rhyme In Modern Poetry)
    Okay, so not everyone hates rhyme in poetry, but it has definitely fallen out of favour with a lot of poetry readers and is often dismissed as being ‘childish’, or as a tool only used by novice poets. I look at why rhyme has become unfashionable and try to come to rhyme’s defence.
  • The Best Poetry Channels & Playlists On YouTube – Part 1 – (For Readers AND Poets)
    I scoured YouTube to find the best channels and playlists dedicated to poetry. Whether you’re a reader looking to watch (or listen to) poems, or reviews and recommendations, or if you’re a poet looking for advice and tips for improving your work, pursuing publication, or increasing your fanbase, then this list is for you.
  • The Best Poetry Channels & Playlists On YouTube – Part 2 – (For Poetry Readers)
    Part Two of my continued search of YouTube to find the best channels and playlists dedicated to poetry. If you’re a poetry lover who is looking to watch (or listen to) your favourite classic poems, or get reviews and recommendations for new books and exciting new poets then this list is for you.
  • The Best Poetry Channels & Playlists On YouTube – Part 3 – (For Poets Who Want To Improve Their Writing)
    The third and final part of my YouTube deep-dive to find the best channels and playlists dedicated to poetry. If you’re a poet looking for advice and tips for improving your work, pursuing publication, or increasing your fanbase, then this list is for you.