Welcome to Sydney Poetry!
This is a social site for Sydney poets to get together, knock heads, start groups for general and picayune interests alike, shout-out about opportunities, to thrash out issues and debrief bungles, to share events (festivals, readings, launches), photos and ideas, and generally stay informed.
The objective is to bring together some of the various Sydney poetry tribes, get some discussions going and provide a way for people both old and new to poetry in Sydney to find out what's going on.
As you can see the place is still a little bare, but it will grow and develop its own community and feel as time goes on. So join in. Comment on a forum topic
or even start one. Check out the groups
and if you don't see one for you, start a new group
. Add your poetry events
. Invite your poet friends to join
. For those interested in publishing poems here there is also a Members Poetry section
There's no membership fee and no middlewoman – there is though just a
bit of moderation
to keep it clean and on-topic.
The idea is based on the successful model of Sydney Cyclist
unlikely inspiration you may feel, but if you want a sense of how the Sydney Poetry site could work head on over there
to witness a vibrant social site in action. For the geeks amongst you the site is built on the same Ning
So once again, welcome aboard. The site is a work in progress, but if it's anything like other Ning sites, we could be in for a lot of fun.