Join The Bards National and International Community Membership!
The bards is a group that publishes anthologies and hosts poetry readings all over the United States and beyond! We tour at least 10 US states during the year and host packed-house anthology book launch events. Having published over 120 anthologies and more than 10,000 poets, we have built a community over the years of poets and poetry fans from all across the globe!
This community membership is a way to connect with other poets from around the globe as well as get access to resources and talks from the many experts the Bards have come to know and work with. Including other publishers and Poets Laureate.
As a member you will also hear first about publishing opportunities and upcoming events!
Becoming a member is not only great for you, but it also helps support our travels/talks/tours/seminars/publications and all our poetry activities!
When You Join You Get Access To These Courses and Resources!
Publishing Your Poetry; An Online Course!
The Poetry Chapbook Mini-Course!
Understanding Poetic Meter Video Series!
Facebook Poetry Critique Group!
In early 2024 we will be launching a facebook poetry critique group for the Bards Community membership! Participants can post poems to be critiqued and also comment and critique other people's poetry. Consider it another type of online poetry workshop!
Enrichment Seminars and Talks!
Several times during the year we will be posting recordings of seminars we have run, and also links to upcoming live enrichment events where we will talk about various poetry and publishing topics!
We will also be bringing in publishers and Poets Laureate for talks!