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Welcome to Poetry Pop! This blog serves as a vessel to share my passion for poetry. If you are an adult looking to read, learn, create, or share poetry, you’ve come to the right place. Poetry Pop is meant for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned poet, or somewhere in between. Thanks for popping in—now let’s play with words!  —Danna Smith, author and poet.


from my blog

  • Getting Silly: Nonsense Poems in a Serious World
    We are nearing the end of an incredibly trying year. A small dose of silly is just what the doctor ordered in times like these. So, I challenged myself to come up with a nonsense poem to make you (and your kids) smile. I was having so much fun, I wrote three! Now it’s your […]
  • Writing a Mask Poem
    A mask poem (also called a Persona) is written from the point of view of an object, an animal, or a person (other than yourself). Mask poems can be long or short, serious or humorous. There are no rules as far as meter or rhyme pattern goes but its important to select an interesting subject […]
  • Visual Prompt: A Reader’s Prayer
    We’ve all been there, pen in hand, waiting for a poem to arrive. Poetry prompts are a great way to get the juices flowing on those inevitable days with a poem doesn’t show up. The visual prompt above spoke to me. There is nothing more relaxing than taking some “me time” and climbing into bed […]
  • What’s the Skinny? Writing Skinny Poems
    If you haven’t written a Skinny poem before, you are in for a real treat! This poetic form was created by Truth Thomas in the Tony Medina Poetry Workshop at Howard University in 2005. A Skinny has 11 lines. Lines 1 and 11 can be any length but are the exact same words (though you […]