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OUR FIFTEENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

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NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

We look forward to newsworthy items from our members. Just send a PM to RichardM to highlight your latest publication or poetry related activity!








Site News! (02/15/2015)












OUR THIRTEENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. For example, join and improve your writing skills, post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

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NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

We look forward to newsworthy items from our members. Send a PM to RichardM to highlight your latest publication or poetry related activity!








Site News! (12/31/2014)












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OUR THIRTEENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. For example, join and improve your writing skills, post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features.

 

Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

We look forward to newsworthy items from our members. Send a PM to RichardM to highlight your latest publication or poetry related activity!




FEATURED CONTEST



Will remains suspended. Sorry folks, but more raters are required to continue forward. If you're interested, drop a line to RichardM. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (12/17/2014)












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OUR THIRTEENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. For example, join and improve your writing skills, post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features.

 

Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

We look forward to newsworthy items from our members. Send a PM to RichardM to highlight your latest publication or poetry related activity!




FEATURED CONTEST



Will remains suspended. Sorry folks, but more raters are required to continue forward. If you're interested, drop a line to RichardM. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (09/15/2014)












Graphics courtesy of Pammela A. Lamppa!


OUR THIRTEENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. For example, join and improve your writing skills, post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features.

 

Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

We look forward to newsworthy items from our members. Send a PM to RichardM to highlight your latest publication or poetry related activity!




FEATURED CONTEST



Will remains suspended. Sorry folks, but more raters are required to continue forward. If you're interested, drop a line to RichardM. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (03/20/2014)












Graphics courtesy of Pammela A. Lamppa!


OUR TWELFTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features.

 

Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

Member Martin Ohlsen announces his recent video on depression. Give it a look right here!

 

We look forward to newsworthy items from our members. Send a PM to RichardM to highlight your latest publication or poetry related activity!




FEATURED CONTEST



Will be suspended following current cycle of judging. Sorry folks, but more raters are required to continue forward. If you're interested, drop a line to RichardM. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (02/03/2014)












Graphics courtesy of Pammela A. Lamppa!


OUR TWELFTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features.

 

Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!





 

We look forward to newsworthy items from our members. Send a PM to RichardM to highlight your latest publication or poetry related activity!

SITE CHANGES!




We continue to improve on our site's features, as described in our Site Updates forum :

 

1. Updated WYWIWYG editor, providing better cross-browser compatability, reliabilty and, for the first time, Web Fonts! Dress up your work like never before!

 

2. Autosave for most of Creative's input forms, providing local backup on your computer as you enter your poems, PM's, comments, Forum posts, etc. Never loose your work-in-progress again!

  


 

3. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of published poems and Author's Notes on your local computer!


 

4. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members.
Edits no longer count against your daily limits!


 

5. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (12/18/2013)












Graphics courtesy of Pammela A. Lamppa!


OUR ELEVENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features.

 

Gift subscriptions are also available at a discounted rate, until January 31. See the Forum for additional details!

 

Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!





 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

SITE CHANGES!




We continue to improve on our site's features, as described in our Site Updates forum :

 

1. Updated WYWIWYG editor, providing better cross-browser compatability, reliabilty and, for the first time, Web Fonts! Dress up your work like never before!

 

2. Autosave for most of Creative's input forms, providing local backup on your computer as you enter your poems, PM's, comments, Forum posts, etc. Never loose your work-in-progress again!

  


 

3. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of published poems and Author's Notes on your local computer!


 

4. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members.
Edits no longer count against your daily limits!


 

5. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (09/29/2013)












Graphics courtesy of Pammela A. Lamppa!


OUR ELEVENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

Glata Grindstaff announces the release of a book of poetry entitled "The World Through My Eyes" from Amazon. Please join us in sending our congratulations, to Glata! 

 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

SITE CHANGES!




We continue to improve on our site's features, as described in our Site Updates forum :

 

1. Updated WYWIWYG editor, providing better cross-browser compatability, reliabilty and, for the first time, Web Fonts! Dress up your work like never before!

 

2. Autosave for most of Creative's input forms, providing local backup on your computer as you enter your poems, PM's, comments, Forum posts, etc. Never loose your work-in-progress again!

  


 

3. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of published poems and Author's Notes on your local computer!


 

4. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members.
Edits no longer count against your daily limits!


 

5. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (06/25/2013)












Graphics courtesy of RichardM!


OUR TENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

Glata Grindstaff announces the release of a book of poetry entitled "The World Through My Eyes" from Amazon. Please join us in sending our congratulations, to Glata! 

 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

SITE CHANGES!




We continue to improve on our site's features, as described in our Site Updates forum :

 

1. Updated WYWIWYG editor, providing better cross-browser compatability, reliabilty and, for the first time, Web Fonts! Dress up your work like never before!

 

2. Autosave for most of Creative's input forms, providing local backup on your computer as you enter your poems, PM's, comments, Forum posts, etc. Never loose your work-in-progress again!

  


 

3. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of published poems and Author's Notes on your local computer!


 

4. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members.
Edits no longer count against your daily limits!


 

5. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (03/20/2013)












Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!


OUR TENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

Glata Grindstaff announces the release of a book of poetry entitled "The World Through My Eyes" from Amazon. Please join us in sending our congratulations, to Glata! 

 


 

We are pleased to announce the "Adventure Team" initiative here at Creative-Poems. This is a member-based initiative focused on promoting "activities, interaction and education" to enhance the experience of all members. Several "Challenges" are now underway and much more is planned for the near future. More information is available from the Adventure Team's links in the left pane or here! All are encouraged to participate!

 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

SITE CHANGES!




We continue to improve on our site's features, as described in our Site Updates forum :

 

1. Updated WYWIWYG editor, providing better cross-browser compatability, reliabilty and, for the first time, Web Fonts! Dress up your work like never before!

 

2. Autosave for most of Creative's input forms, providing local backup on your computer as you enter your poems, PM's, comments, Forum posts, etc. Never loose your work-in-progress again!

  


 

3. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of published poems and Author's Notes on your local computer!


 

4. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members.
Edits no longer count against your daily limits!


 

5. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (01/28/2013)












Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!


OUR TENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

You can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

But wait! Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and our complete suite of features. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our site features!

 

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 

Glata Grindstaff announces the release of a book of poetry entitled "The World Through My Eyes" from Amazon. Please join us in sending our congratulations, to Glata! 

 


 

We are pleased to announce the "Adventure Team" initiative here at Creative-Poems. This is a member-based initiative focused on promoting "activities, interaction and education" to enhance the experience of all members. Several "Challenges" are now underway and much more is planned for the near future. More information is available from the Adventure Team's links in the left pane or here! All are encouraged to participate!

 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

SITE CHANGES!




We continue to improve on our site's features, as described in our Site Updates forum :

 

1. Updated WYWIWYG editor, providing better cross-browser compatability, reliabilty and, for the first time, Web Fonts! Dress up your work like never before!

 

2. Autosave for most of Creative's input forms, providing local backup on your computer as you enter your poems, PM's, comments, Forum posts, etc. Never loose your work-in-progress again!

  


 

3. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of published poems and Author's Notes on your local computer!


 

4. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members.
Edits no longer count against your daily limits!


 

5. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (12/12/2012)












Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!


OUR TENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

But you can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and the complete set of features. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our latest features!

 

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 



 

We are pleased to announce the "Adventure Team" initiative here at Creative-Poems. This is a member-based initiative focused on promoting "activities, interaction and education" to enhance the experience of all members. Several "Challenges" are now underway and much more is planned for the near future. More information is available from the Adventure Team's links in the left pane or here! All are encouraged to participate!

 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

SITE CHANGES!




We continue to improve on our site's features, as described in our Site Updates forum :

 

1. Updated WYWIWYG editor, providing better cross-browser compatability, reliabilty and, for the first time, Web Fonts! Dress up your work like never before!

 

2. Autosave for forms, providing local backup for work in-progress. Never loose your work again!



 

3. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of published poems and Author's Notes on your local system!


 

4. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members. They no longer count against your daily limits!


 

5. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Creative-Poems News! (10/30/2012)












Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!


OUR TENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


 

If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.

 

But you can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to more daily writes and the complete set of features. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our latest features!

 

 









NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!


 



 

We are pleased to announce the "Adventure Team" initiative here at Creative-Poems. This is a member-based initiative focused on promoting "activities, interaction and education" to enhance the experience of all members. Several "Challenges" are now underway and much more is planned for the near future. More information is available from the Adventure Team's links in the left pane or here! All are encouraged to participate!

 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

SITE CHANGES!




In case you've missed our Site Updates forum, we added to and changed some features during September and October:

 

1. Group Writes. All members can now take advantage or Writing Group software.


2. Backup Feature. It now takes only a minute to make a copy of your entire collection of poems and Author's Notes on your local system!


3. Unlimited Poem Edits. Poems can now be modified at will by members. They no longer count against your daily limits


4. Manage List Options. To assist members with large collections, you now have better control over your poem list.

 

FEATURED CONTEST



Finally, don't forget to submit your best work to our bi-weekly contest. Read more about the Featured Poetry Contest.



 


Site News! (08/30/2012)































Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!


OUR TENTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


If you're visiting Creative-Poems, consider becoming a member! It's free and there are more ways to enjoy our site as a member. Join and improve your writing skills. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate in contests.


But you can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!


Show your support for our community by subscribing! You'll receive an ad-free experience and access to all our special features, like Writing Groups! The Forum contains additional information. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our latest features!

 

NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!

 

David Turner, editor of Gold Dust Magazine, seeks submissions for their 2012 Poetry Anthology. For information on how to enter your work, please check his post in our Forum!

 

Kymberly Donn Graham announces the release of a book of poetry entitled "The Voice Within" respectively, from Publish America. Please join us in sending our congratulations, to Kym!

 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.




WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS?


HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY!

 

After a decade, it's crystal clear just how passionate our community remains about the experience of creative writing. We love the idea of expressing ourselves, the hard work involved with getting it "just right", and enjoy the feedback and feelings we receive after we put things out there for the community to consider. Further, we love providing those who share their work with our support and encouragement. We love the friends we have made here. We care about them and about their continuing experience.

 

How else can we explain the success of Creative-Poems? What about all the unselfish work of staff and volunteers or the thousands of dollars of support given through the years just to keep our site afloat. It can't be that members had no other place to go, or that they became enamored with the sometimes stuttering performance of the site or the simple thrill of posting on the internet. While it's true that many have left their mark as they came and went, every day we see members who have been here for years, or even from the site's earliest years.

 

We can each draw our own conclusions, but I think we're all about our love of creative writing and our love for the community of writers we have here. That's why we're still here.

 

I remain convinced that Dennis O'Gorman really started something wonderful here ten years ago. He had lots help and support from this community and so have I over the last seven years. We are all indebted to Dennis and our past and present staff members, and particularly, all of the wonderful moderators who carefully sifted through most everything posted here.


On our site's anniversary, why shouldn't each of us celebrate our friends and our favoriate writings, spending some special time with each. And why not celebrate our collective accomplishment of these many years of continous writing and community activity we see around us here? It's a real achievement! Invite your friends to share what you love!



Ten years really IS a long time to be supported mainly by the generosity of our members and volunteers! Take some time and show them your appreciation, too!

 
Our staff shares your passion about what we do here. We look forward to improving your writing experience and continue to develop this site. Let us hear from you as we consider how to meet your needs during this our our second decade!


Long live Creative-Poems!

Thanks for reading,

 


 

FEATURED CONTEST:




Open for Your Entries!

 


Members are encouraged to submit their best to our bi-weekly contest. If you're unfamilliar with how the contest works and how to submit to the contest, check the Featured Poetry Contest rules.



 


Site News! (08/19/2012)










Graphics courtesy of RichardM!


OUR NINTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


If you're visiting us, please consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site to be seen. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate.

 

But you can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

If you're already a free member, show your support for our community by subscribing. You'll immediately notice an ad-free experience and receive access to all our special features, like Writing Groups! The Forum contains additional information. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our latest features!

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?



CONTEST: Open for Your Entries!



Members are encouraged to submit their best work to our contest. If you're unfamilliar with how the contest works and how to submit to the contest, check the Featured Poetry Contest rules.

 

SITE FUNDING: Many Thanks!



We all owe our thanks to those stepping up last month to help cover our costs with their subscription and donations. We remain about 14 subscriptions short of our goals.

 

ALL who enjoy this site are urged to open a subscription, make a donation, and recommend our site to your friends. Site funds are low and we need your support!


NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!

 

Kymberly Donn Graham announces the release of a book of poetry entitled "The Voice Within" respectively, from Publish America. Please join us in sending our congratulations, to Kym! 


 

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

 


Site News! (06/02/2012)










Graphics courtesy of RichardM!


OUR NINTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


If you're visiting us, please consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site to be seen. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate.

 

But you can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

If you're already a free member, show your support for our community by subscribing. You'll immediately notice an ad-free experience and receive access to all our special features, like Writing Groups! The Forum contains additional information. Help support our site, dispense with the ads, take advantage of all our latest features!

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?



SITE FUNDING: Many Thanks!



We all owe our thanks to those stepping up last month to help cover our costs with their subscription and donations. Still, we are 14 subscriptions short.

 

ALL who enjoy this site are urged to open a subscription or make a donation at this time. Site funds are low and we need your support!

 

 

CONTEST OPENS - JUNE 6!

Our Featured Poem contest open for submissions on Wednesday, June 6. If you're unfamilliar with how the contest works and how to submit to the contest, check the Featured Poetry Contest rules.

 

Our volunteer raters will shortly receive instructions and will then receive their rating assignments beginning June 14. If you haven't volunteered, please do so!

 

We look forward to everyone's participation!

 

 

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

Share your favorite topic with our authors by contributing a suggestion for the TOTW! Check the Forum right here to see how to make it happen!

 

 


NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS!

 

Please feel free to send all newsworthy items to RichardM.

 

 


Site News! (05/16/2012)










Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

 

 

OUR NINTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


If you're visiting us, please consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site to be seen. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer, and participate.

 

But you can still do more. Explore our free 30-day Premium trial and preview the sites's advanced tools. Click here for more information!

 

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If you're a subscriber or donor, we send our thanks!Your support is the gentle hand which keeps our site up and running, touching many thousands of members and non-members in the last nine years!

 

 

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

Share your favorite topic with our authors by contributing a suggestion for the TOTW! Check the Forum right here to see how to make it happen!

 

TRY ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK!

Share your feedback using our anonymous feedback system, as described here in the Forum. Make sure your favs are recognized in our lists! We think you'll find Anonymous Feedback a convenient way to anonymously critique poems and provide additional visibility for the highest-rated poems on the Scored Poem Lists. All are encouraged to to use this feature!

 

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If you're a Facebook user, share your favorite work using Facebook App, the Creative-Poems Reader. There, you can view our site within the Facebook environment bring your favs to your friends and family there.

 


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A special note of thanks to all those stepping up to support Creative-Poems over the last nine years! Your support is the gentle hand which keeps our site up and running, touching many thousands of members and non-members. Thanks from all of us!

 

Funding the site continues to be a challenge. We ask ALL who enjoy our site to consider helping keep it on-line. This is your website. If you wish to review where site income goes, we have it spelled out for you within the Forum. No one takes any profit from this operation and your funds go directly expenses.

 

We hope you'll agree Creative is worthy of your $5/month subscription, donation, or gift to a friend! Tell your fiends about out site! The alternative is a curtailment of service. We continue to need your help!

 

TRY ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK!

Our focus remains on a new feedback system, described in the Forum, a different approach to provide more feedback to poem authors. You'll find Anonymous Feedback a convenient way for members to anonymously critique poems and provide additional visibility for the highest-rated poems on the Scored Poem Lists. We encourage all to to use this feature!

 

FACEBOOK INTEGRATION: Try it!

If you enjoy the Facebook experience, we offer you the initial version of our first Facebook App, the Creative-Poems Reader. There, you can view our site within the Facebook environment, recommending your favorite work to your friends and family there.

 


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OUR NINTH YEAR OF SERVICE!


If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.

 

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SITE SUPPORT: Please Help!

A special note of thanks to all those stepping up to support Creative-Poems over the last nine years! Your support is the gentle hand which keeps our site up and running, touching many thousands of members and non-members. Thanks from all of us!

 

Funding the site continues to be a challenge. We ask ALL who enjoy our site to consider helping keep it on-line. This is your website. If you wish to review where site income goes, we have it spelled out for you within the Forum. No one takes any profit from this operation and your funds go directly expenses.

 

We hope you'll agree Creative is worthy of your $5/month subscription, donation, or gift to a friend! Tell your fiends about out site! The alternative is a curtailment of service. We continue to need your help!

 

TRY ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK!

Our focus remains on a new feedback system, described in the Forum, a different approach to provide more feedback to poem authors. You'll find Anonymous Feedback a convenient way for members to anonymously critique poems and provide additional visibility for the highest-rated poems on the Scored Poem Lists. We encourage all to to use this feature!

 

FACEBOOK INTEGRATION: Try it!

If you enjoy the Facebook experience, we offer you the initial version of our first Facebook App, the Creative-Poems Reader. There, you can view our site within the Facebook environment, recommending your favorite work to your friends and family there.

 


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OUR EIGHTH YEAR OF SERVICE!



If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.


 


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NEW: Anonymous Feedback!


We have implemented a new feedback system. Please have a look at the original proposal in our Forum which describes our new approach too provide more feedback to poem authors. You'll find Anonymous Feedback a convenient way for members to anonymously critique poems, and eventually comments, using a set of predefined characteristics related to the type of write submitted. Look it over and give it a try!


 


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If you enjoy the Facebook experience, we offer you the initial version of our first Facebook App, the Creative-Poems Reader. There, you can view our site within the Facebook environment, recommending your favorite work to your friends and family there.


 




NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


 


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OUR EIGHTH YEAR OF SERVICE!



If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.


 


At no obligation, explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site with your subscription. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.


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SITE SUPPORT: Please Help!


People, I have to report that funds to defray site costs are approaching the lowest mark in years. On our current trend, you may find Creative UNAVAILABLE by June. While we acknowledge the hardships faced by many during these difficult financial times, we ask ALL who enjoy our site for their help to keep it on-line and available for our members and visitors. No one takes any profit from this operation and your funds go directly to it's support. We hope you'll agree Creative is worthy of your $5/month subscription, donation, or gift to a friend!


 


Please realize that we need your support to go forward!


 


POEMS: Anonymous Feedback!


Please have a look at the proposal in our Forum describing new ways to obtain feedback on your poems. We intend to offer a convenient way for members to critique poems and also comments, anonymously, using a set of predefined characteristics. Anonymous feedback on poems is described will be coming up first, and so we'd benefit from your feedback right about now!


 


FACEBOOK INTEGRATION: Try it!


If you enjoy the Facebook experience, we offer you the initial version of our first Facebook App, the Creative-Poems Reader. There, you can view our site within the Facebook environment, recommending your favorite work to your friends and family there.


 




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Site News! (03/22/2011)

















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POETRY FORMS: Blank Verse - by Ann


A type of poetry that has influenced the craft for centuries is Blank Verse. This form has a regular meter, but no rhyme. Often, iambic pentameter is the form that is used in many 20th century poems, although its origin dates back to the 1500s. First, here are a few definitions before you get started.


 


Meter – Basic rhythmic structure of a line with 'feet' or sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables alternating in a particular order.


 


Rhyme – Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (tree, free). Often used at the end of lines of poetry.


 


Iambic Pentameter – A series of 10 syllables in the order of unstressed/stressed syllables or 5 sets of unstressed and stressed syllables. For example from Romeo and Juliet:


 


"That thou her maid art far more fair than she"


Blue is the unstressed syllable


Red is the stressed syllable


 


Robert Frost's poems are famous for his use of this form. His poem "The Road Not Taken” illustrates the use of iambic pentameter in a variety of ways. Shakespeare was very fond of this form and nearly all his plays utilized iambic pentameter. Research their work and give blank verse a try!


 


OUR EIGHTH YEAR OF SERVICE!



If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.


 


At no obligation, explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site with your subscription. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.


 


NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


 


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WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?




The Featured Poetry Contest is suspended until we have an increased number of anonymous contest raters. If you enjoy the contest and are interested in seeing it's return, consider participating now! See the "Opportunity Center" Forum for more information about how to participate.


Site News! (01/17/2011)

















Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!


 


POETRY FORMS: Blank Verse - by Ann


A type of poetry that has influenced the craft for centuries is Blank Verse. This form has a regular meter, but no rhyme. Often, iambic pentameter is the form that is used in many 20th century poems, although its origin dates back to the 1500s. First, here are a few definitions before you get started.


 


Meter – Basic rhythmic structure of a line with 'feet' or sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables alternating in a particular order.


 


Rhyme – Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (tree, free). Often used at the end of lines of poetry.


 


Iambic Pentameter – A series of 10 syllables in the order of unstressed/stressed syllables or 5 sets of unstressed and stressed syllables. For example from Romeo and Juliet:


 


"That thou her maid art far more fair than she"


Blue is the unstressed syllable


Red is the stressed syllable


 


Robert Frost's poems are famous for his use of this form. His poem "The Road Not Taken” illustrates the use of iambic pentameter in a variety of ways. Shakespeare was very fond of this form and nearly all his plays utilized iambic pentameter. Research their work and give blank verse a try!


 


OUR EIGHTH YEAR OF SERVICE!



If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.


 


At no obligation, explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site with your subscription. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.


 


NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


 


Please send all newsworthy items to RichardM.


 


WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?




The Featured Poetry Contest is suspended until we have an increased number of anonymous contest raters. If you enjoy the contest and are interested in seeing it's return, consider participating now! See the "Opportunity Center" Forum for more information about how to participate.


Site News! (12/08/2010)

















Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!


POETRY FORMS: Blank Verse - by Ann


A type of poetry that has influenced the craft for centuries is Blank Verse. This form has a regular meter, but no rhyme. Often, iambic pentameter is the form that is used in many 20th century poems, although its origin dates back to the 1500s. First, here are a few definitions before you get started.


Meter – Basic rhythmic structure of a line with 'feet' or sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables alternating in a particular order.


Rhyme – Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (tree, free). Often used at the end of lines of poetry.


Iambic Pentameter – A series of 10 syllables in the order of unstressed/stressed syllables or 5 sets of unstressed and stressed syllables. For example from Romeo and Juliet:


"That thou her maid art far more fair than she"


Blue is the unstressed syllable


Red is the stressed syllable


Robert Frost's poems are famous for his use of this form. His poem "The Road Not Taken” illustrates the use of iambic pentameter in a variety of ways. Shakespeare was very fond of this form and nearly all his plays utilized iambic pentameter. Research their work and give blank verse a try!


OUR EIGHTH YEAR OF SERVICE!



If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.


Begin by exploring our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site with your subscription. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.


NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


Please send all newsworthy items to RichardM.


WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


The Featured Poetry Contest is suspended until we have an increased number of anonymous contest raters. If you enjoy the contest and are interested in seeing it's return, consider participating now! See the "Opportunity Center" Forum for more information about how to participate.

Site appearance and navigation have been changed to reorganize our many functions and links and give members more control over appearance. By default, category and poem lists are no longer expanded, but you may expand those you use most. The User panel has been similarly improved. We look forward to reading your suggestions in the Forum!


Links and URL's may not be used to direct users to pornography or malicious code. Users are reminded not to click on suspicious links or URL's anywhere on this website. We recommend all review the TOS.


Site News! (09/01/2010)






Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

POETRY FORMS: Blank Verse - by Ann

A type of poetry that has influenced the craft for centuries is Blank Verse. This form has a regular meter, but no rhyme. Often, iambic pentameter is the form that is used in many 20th century poems, although its origin dates back to the 1500s. First, here are a few definitions before you get started.

Meter – Basic rhythmic structure of a line with 'feet' or sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables alternating in a particular order.

Rhyme – Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (tree, free). Often used at the end of lines of poetry.

Iambic Pentameter – A series of 10 syllables in the order of unstressed/stressed syllables or 5 sets of unstressed and stressed syllables. For example from Romeo and Juliet:

"That thou her maid art far more fair than she"

Blue is the unstressed syllable

Red is the stressed syllable

Robert Frost's poems are famous for his use of this form. His poem “The Road Not Taken” illustrates the use of iambic pentameter in a variety of ways. Shakespeare was very fond of this form and nearly all his plays utilized iambic pentameter. Research their work and give blank verse a try!

OUR EIGHTH YEAR OF SERVICE!

If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.

Begin by exploring our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site with your subscription. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Sheryl Hayes is pleased to announce her new book called "If Life Was Made On Canvas", available now at Xlibris.com. Congratulations, Sheryl!

Laura Gray announces the release of her new book called "Only Words Remain: Love's Poetic Remnants", available now at Publish America. Congratulations, Laura!

Jillian Alexis announces her new book called "Tears from Her Heart", available now at Publish America. Congratulations, Jillian!

Henry Mascia announces the release of his new book called "Thoughts to Ponder", available now at Lulu.com. Congratulations, Henry!

Please send all newsworthy items to RichardM.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

The Featured Poetry Contest is suspended until we have an increased number of anonymous contest raters. If you enjoy the contest and are interested in seeing it's return, consider participating now! See the "Opportunity Center" Forum for more information about how to participate.
Site appearance and navigation have been changed to reorganize our many functions and links and give members more control over appearance. By default, category and poem lists are no longer expanded, but you may expand those you use most. The User panel has been similarly improved. We look forward to reading your suggestions in the Forum!

Links and URL's may not be used to direct users to pornography or malicious code. Users are reminded not to click on suspicious links or URL's anywhere on this website. We recommend all review the TOS.

 


Site News (08/15/2010)






Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

POETRY FORMS: Blank Verse - by Ann

A type of poetry that has influenced the craft for centuries is Blank Verse. This form has a regular meter, but no rhyme. Often, iambic pentameter is the form that is used in many 20th century poems, although its origin dates back to the 1500s. First, here are a few definitions before you get started.

Meter – Basic rhythmic structure of a line with 'feet' or sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables alternating in a particular order.

Rhyme – Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (tree, free). Often used at the end of lines of poetry.

Iambic Pentameter – A series of 10 syllables in the order of unstressed/stressed syllables or 5 sets of unstressed and stressed syllables. For example from Romeo and Juliet:

"That thou her maid art far more fair than she"

Blue is the unstressed syllable

Red is the stressed syllable

Robert Frost's poems are famous for his use of this form. His poem “The Road Not Taken” illustrates the use of iambic pentameter in a variety of ways. Shakespeare was very fond of this form and nearly all his plays utilized iambic pentameter. Research their work and give blank verse a try!

CELEBRATING OUR SEVENTH YEAR!

If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.

Begin by exploring our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site with your subscription. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Sheryl Hayes is pleased to announce her new book called "If Life Was Made On Canvas", available now at Xlibris.com. Congratulations, Sheryl!

Laura Gray announces the release of her new book called "Only Words Remain: Love's Poetic Remnants", available now at Publish America. Congratulations, Laura!

Jillian Alexis announces her new book called "Tears from Her Heart", available now at Publish America. Congratulations, Jillian!

Henry Mascia announces the release of his new book called "Thoughts to Ponder", available now at Lulu.com. Congratulations, Henry!

Please send all newsworthy items to RichardM.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

The Featured Poetry Contest is suspended until we have an increased number of anonymous contest raters. If you enjoy the contest and are interested in seeing it's return, consider participating now! See the "Opportunity Center" Forum for more information about how to participate.
Site appearance and navigation have been changed to reorganize our many functions and links and give members more control over appearance. By default, category and poem lists are no longer expanded, but you may expand those you use most. The User panel has been similarly improved. We look forward to reading your suggestions in the Forum!

Links and URL's may not be used to direct users to pornography or malicious code. Users are reminded not to click on suspicious links or URL's anywhere on this website. We recommend all review the TOS.


Site News (05/09/2010)






Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

POETRY FORMS: Blank Verse - by Ann

A type of poetry that has influenced the craft for centuries is Blank Verse. This form has a regular meter, but no rhyme. Often, iambic pentameter is the form that is used in many 20th century poems, although its origin dates back to the 1500s. First, here are a few definitions before you get started.

Meter – Basic rhythmic structure of a line with 'feet' or sequence of stressed and unstressed syllables alternating in a particular order.

Rhyme – Repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (tree, free). Often used at the end of lines of poetry.

Iambic Pentameter – A series of 10 syllables in the order of unstressed/stressed syllables or 5 sets of unstressed and stressed syllables. For example from Romeo and Juliet:

"That thou her maid art far more fair than she"

Blue is the unstressed syllable

Red is the stressed syllable

Robert Frost's poems are famous for his use of this form. His poem “The Road Not Taken” illustrates the use of iambic pentameter in a variety of ways. Shakespeare was very fond of this form and nearly all his plays utilized iambic pentameter. Research their work and give blank verse a try!

CELEBRATING OUR SEVENTH YEAR!

If you're visiting our site, we hope you'll consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Join and post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, volunteer to help, and participate in site events.

Begin by exploring our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site with your subscription. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Sheryl Hayes is pleased to announce her new book called "If Life Was Made On Canvas", available now at Xlibris.com. Congratulations, Sheryl!

Laura Gray announces the release of her new book called "Only Words Remain: Love's Poetic Remnants", available now at Publish America. Congratulations, Laura!

Jillian Alexis announces her new book called "Tears from Her Heart", available now at Publish America. Congratulations, Jillian!

Henry Mancia announces the release of his new book called "Thoughts to Ponder", available now at Lulu.com. Congratulations, Henry!

Please send all newsworthy items to RichardM.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

The Featured Poetry contest is suspended until we have an increased number of anonymous contest raters. If you enjoy the contest and are interested in seeing it's return, consider participating now! See the "Opportunity Center" Forum for more information about how to participate.
Site appearance and navigation have been changed to reorganize our many functions and links and give members more control over appearance. By default, category and poem lists are no longer expanded, but you may expand those you use most. The User panel has been similarly improved. We look forward to reading your suggestions in the Forum!

Links and URL's may not be used to direct users to pornography or malicious code. Users are reminded not to click on suspicious links or URL's anywhere on this website. We recommend all review the TOS.


Site News! (03/06/2010)






Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

POETRY FORMS: The Cinquain - by Ann

A Cinquain is a five line poem that follows a specific format. While there are many variations of this style of poem, one of the most common follows the following pattern:

Line 1 – a one word title of two syllables that is usually a subject or noun.

Line 2 – a two word phrase that describes the title and is four syllables.

Line 3 – a three word phrase that describes an action that relates to the title and is comprised of verbs and is six syllables.

Line 4 – a four word phrase that uses adverbs or adjectives to describe a feeling relating to the main topic and is eight syllables.

Line 5 – one word of two syllables that refers back to the title.


A Sample Cinquain:

Roses


Dainty blossoms
Waving, bending, blooming
Joyfully gifted, bringing love
Beauty


Considering the number of other variations, why not check out the other forms you can try? Research the topic by typing "Cinquain" in your search engine and get started today!

CELEBRATING OUR SEVENTH YEAR!

If you're here as our guest, consider becoming a member! It's free and there's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in site events. We hope you'll consider Premium membership.Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial to preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information! Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

Site appearance and navigation have been changed to reorganize our many functions and links and give members more control over appearance. By default, category and poem lists are no longer expanded, but you may expand those you use most. The User panel has been similarly improved. We look forward to reading your suggestions in the Forum!

Our Terms of Service was modified to update requirements for the use of Links and URLs, affecting those who use them in poems and profiles. Links are never to be used as the sole reference for graphics, music, or other external digital items you may use. They may not be used to direct users to pornography or malicious code. Users are reminded not to click on suspicious links or URL's anywhere on this website. We recommend all review the TOS.

Comments and feedback are of great importance to our user community. Consequently, we are improving comment and feedback tools. Members can now view their last dozen individual and group comments and an indicator shows which comments have been replied to. In addition, you may privately view a historical summary to assist you in determining how often they have replied relative to their peers. More improvements are on the way. We wish to encourage all to reply to comments on their work. Our goal is to maintain an environment where each member strives to improve their product and sharpen their feedback.

 

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Please send all newsworthy items to RichardM.


Site News (01/30/2010)






Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING OUR SEVENTH YEAR!

If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information. We hope you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Tracy Leigh Ball announces the release of a fiction novel and a poetry book called "The Disappearance of Vera Dressler" and "Dancing With Words" respectively, from Publish America. Both books are to be published in December for both books. Congratulations, Tracy!

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, if you've been here for a while you've noticed changes to our site's appearance and navigation. We've taken time to reorganize our many site functions and links to increase convenience and control over appearance. By default, the category and poem lists are no longer expanded, but you can select those you typically use. They'll expand and remain that way, even if you logout, until you de-select them. The User panel was also streamlined for your convenience. Related functions and lists were grouped together in several cases, such as Site Resources. We hope you appreciate the new navigation and look forward to reading any comments and suggestions you have in the Forum

Our Terms of Service was recently modified, to update requirements for the use of Links and URLs, affecting all who use them in poems and profiles. These are never to be used as the sole reference for graphics, music, or other external digital items you may use. They may not be used to direct users to pornography or malicious code. Users are reminded not to click on suspicious links or URL's anywhere on this website. We recommend all review the TOS.

Comments are of great importance to our user community, comment tools were improved. Members can now view their last dozen individual and group comments. An indicator is provided showing which comments have been replied to. In addition, a private view of historical statistics for your account are provided to assist each member in determining how often they have replied relative to their peers. We wish to encourage all to reply to comments on their work. Our goal is to maintain an environment where each member strives to improve their product.

Our Poetry Event Calendar is publically viewable as a place for information about upcoming poety-related events. Anyone can advertise on- and off-site events. A mini-version of the Calendar exists on our home page which expands to full-size when one clicks on the current month. Users or members can send a note to Administration to advertise an poetry-related event. Premium subscribers can directly add their events directly. More information is available in this Forum post!

 


Site News! (12/31/2009)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING OUR SEVENTH YEAR!

If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information. We hope you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, let us wish you a "Happy New Years" and special thanks to our members for making 2009 a successful year for our website. In particular, thanks go to all those who chose to either donate financially, supported the site by subscriptions, or gave the valuable gift of their time. This community would not exist without you. Those of you who serve as Moderators and as Featured Poetry raters make a world of difference. We should also thank those who have volunteered content, for example, Ann and Pamela, as well all those who have made suggestions via the Forum. You have all been important to the success of the site. Together, all of you have a hand in creating and maintaining the vibrant and caring environment of our website. All the best to you in 2010!

Second, in recogntion of the importance of communications to members of our user community, site tools have been improved. Members can now view their last dozen individual and group comments. An indicator is provided which shows whether or not each received poem comments have been replied to. In addition, historical statistics are now privately provided to assist each member in determining how often they reply relative to their peers. Our goal is to encourage all to reply to commenting on their work and create an environment where each member strives to improve their product.

Third, don't forget to check out our new event calendar for upcoming poety-related events! You can use this to advertise member and site-related events. You'll find a mini-version of the Poetry Event Calendar on our home page which expands to a full-size calendar when you click on the current month. Since he Calendar is viewable both by the public and all members, we hope you'll find it useful to inform everyone about what's happening in the realm of poetry. Anyone can send a note to Administration to advertise an poetry-related event, however, Premium subscribers can directly add their own events! More information about the Event Calendar is available in this Forum post!

 

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Tracy Leigh Ball announces the release of a fiction novel and a poetry book called "The Disappearance of Vera Dressler" and "Dancing With Words" respectively, from Publish America. Both books are to be published in December for both books. Congratulations, Tracy!

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.


Site News! (12/05/2009)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING OUR SEVENTH YEAR!

If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information. We hope you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, in recogntion of the importance of communications to members of our user community, site tools have been improved. Members can now view their last dozen individual and group comments. An indicator is provided which shows whether or not each received poem comments have been replied to. In addition, historical statistics are now privately provided to assist each member in determining how often they reply relative to their peers. Our goal is to encourage all to reply to commenting on their work and create an environment where each member strives to improve their product.

Second, don't forget to check out our new event calendar for upcoming poety-related events! You can use this to advertise member and site-related events. You'll find a mini-version of the Poetry Event Calendar on our home page which expands to a full-size calendar when you click on the current month. Since he Calendar is viewable both by the public and all members, we hope you'll find it useful to inform everyone about what's happening in the realm of poetry. Anyone can send a note to Administration to advertise an poetry-related event, however, Premium subscribers can directly add their own events! More information about the Event Calendar is available in this Forum post!

Third, In previous months, we added tools for corroborative writes here at Creative-Poems.com. These new tools, available exclusively for Premium members, allow creation of Writing Groups which facilitate the management and publication of drafts by groups of our members. Each group has their own picture profile and produces the writes in similar fashion to that we are used to, except that they are immediately viewable in each member's profile as well as the group profile. Several types of groups are available to suit your creative needs, including Ad-Hoc and Invite-Only. The former type allows Premium members contribute immediately using the "Click 'n Join" feature. More information about Writing Groups is available in this Forum post! We hope these new capabilities will stimulate additional collaboration, commenting, and dialog between our members.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Tracy Leigh Ball announces the release of a fiction novel and a poetry book called "The Disappearance of Vera Dressler" and "Dancing With Words" respectively, from Publish America. Both books are to be published in December for both books. Congratulations, Tracy!

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.


Site News! (10/01/2009)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS!

If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information. We hope you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, don't forget to check out our new event calendar for upcoming poety-related events! You can use this to advertise member and site-related events. You'll find a mini-version of the Poetry Event Calendar on our home page which expands to a full-size calendar when you click on the current month. Since he Calendar is viewable both by the public and all members, we hope you'll find it useful to inform everyone about what's happening in the realm of poetry. Anyone can send a note to Administration to advertise an poetry-related event, however, Premium subscribers can directly add their own events! More information about the Event Calendar is available in this Forum post!

Second, In previous months, we added tools for corroborative writes here at Creative-Poems.com. These new tools, available exclusively for Premium members, allow creation of Writing Groups which facilitate the management and publication of drafts by groups of our members. Each group has their own picture profile and produces the writes in similar fashion to that we are used to, except that they are immediately viewable in each member's profile as well as the group profile. Several types of groups are available to suit your creative needs, including Ad-Hoc and Invite-Only. The former type allows Premium members contribute immediately using the "Click 'n Join" feature. More information about Writing Groups is available in this Forum post! We hope these new capabilities will stimulate additional collaboration, commenting, and dialog between our members.

Third, we want to remind members that they can visit with their favorite poets using our chat room feature. This service is available for the convenience of all site members, however, you'll need to be logged into our site to access the utility. Be aware that chat is unmoderated, but the software will automatically remove members for repeated use of abusive language. Check the Forum for additional details.

 

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

David Turner reminds and encourages all to attend the C-P/UKA convention in Leeds on Saturday, October 17. You can find details about it right here.

Fletch announces his poetry reading in Toledo, Ohio on Friday, October 16! Check the calendar here for details!

Please send newsworthy items to RichardM.


Site News (09/01/2009)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS!

If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click here for more information. We hope you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertising, take advantage of our latest features, and most importantly, help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional information.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, We've added an event calendar to advertise member and site-related poetry events. You'll find a mini-version of the Poetry Event Calendar on our home page which expands to a full-size calendar when you click on the current month. Since he Calendar is viewable both by the public and all members, we hope you'll find it useful to inform everyone about what's happening in the realm of poetry. Anyone can send a note to Administration to advertise an poetry-related event, however, Premium subscribers can directly add their own events! More information about the Event Calendar is available in this Forum post!

Second, In previous months, we added tools for corroborative writes here at Creative-Poems.com. These new tools, available exclusively for Premium members, allow creation of Writing Groups which facilitate the management and publication of drafts by groups of our members. Each group has their own picture profile and produces the writes in similar fashion to that we are used to, except that they are immediately viewable in each member's profile as well as the group profile. Several types of groups are available to suit your creative needs, including Ad-Hoc and Invite-Only. The former type allows Premium members contribute immediately using the "Click 'n Join" feature. More information about Writing Groups is available in this Forum post! We hope these new capabilities will stimulate additional collaboration, commenting, and dialog between our members.

Third, we want to remind members that they can visit with their favorite poets using our chat room feature. This service is available for the convenience of all site members, however, you'll need to be logged into our site to access the utility. Be aware that chat is unmoderated, but the software will automatically remove members for repeated use of abusive language. Check the Forum for additional details.

 

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

Please send news items to RichardM.


Site News! (06/01/2009)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!


If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertizing, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, Today it is our pleasure to introduce unique tools for corraborative writes here at Creative-Poems.com. These new tools, available exclusively for Premium members, allow creation of Writing Groups which facilitate the management and publication of drafts by groups of our members. Each group has their own picture profile and produces the writes in similar fashion to that we are used to, except that they are immediately viewable in each member's profile as well as the group profile. Several types of groups are available to suit your creative needs. More information about Writing Groups is available in this Forum post! We hope these new capabilities will stimulate additional collaboration, commenting, and dialog between our members.

 

Second, Jolen Whitworth, aka, the Sensual Sorceress, has announced her intention to retire as Assistant Administrator, effective April 30. It is her wish to continue as a member and focus increased energy on her health, family, and writing career.

In her capacity as Assistant Administrator, Jolen has managed the Featured Poetry Contest, supervised our Contest Raters and Moderators, dealt directly with customer service issues, and served as a resource, tester, and adviser to the site owner. A member since 2004, Jolen has long been one of he most active poetry commentators and widely read authors at Creative-Poems, somehow managing to find time to publish two books, including "Every Girl Has Her Limits", co-write many works with Bad Penny Productions, move to England, and raise her husband, James.

Rich and the staff of Creative-Poems.com want to recognize and thank Jolen for her significant contributions over the last three years. She is well known to us for her creativity, her beliefs, as a champion for member rights, and for her efforts to move the membership towards improved writing. She will be missed.

It is our hope that many of you will also take the time to thank this invaluable member of Creative-Poems.com for all time and effort spent in her volunteer efforts to make this site a better home, and to wish her well in all her future endeavors.


Third, you can now visit with your favorite poets using our new chat room feature. This service is available for the convenience of all site members, however, you'll need to be logged into our site to access the utility. Be aware that chat is unmoderated, but the software will automatically remove members for repeated use of abusive language. Check the Forum for additional details.

 

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Congratulations to Jolen, who’s poem 'Scavenger' has just won first place prize of £100 and publication in Cooldog. Her short story, “The Stranger” has also been short listed for the 2009 Tacu award.
Jolen is proud to announce that her book, Every Girl Has Her Limits, (UKA Press)is now available for order on Amazon and will be in other stores soon. The book is getting rave reviews and is being put forward for the Griffin poetry prize as well as the T. S. Eliot award in poetry. You can read the latest reviews here.


Second, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to Keri Who has a new book out, entitled "Always, Keri". You can read more about it and order it here.

 

Please send news items to RichardM.


Site News! (04/26/2009)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!


If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertizing, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, Jolen Whitworth, aka, the Sensual Sorceress, has announced her intention to retire as Assistant Administrator, effective April 30. It is her wish to continue as a member and focus increased energy on her health, family, and writing career.

In her capacity as Assistant Administrator, Jolen has managed the Featured Poetry Contest, supervised our Contest Raters and Moderators, dealt directly with customer service issues, and served as a resource, tester, and adviser to the site owner. A member since 2004, Jolen has long been one of he most active poetry commentators and widely read authors at Creative-Poems, somehow managing to find time to publish two books, including "Every Girl Has Her Limits", co-write many works with Bad Penny Productions, move to England, and raise her husband, James.

Rich and the staff of Creative-Poems.com want to recognize and thank Jolen for her significant contributions over the last three years. She is well known to us for her creativity, her beliefs, as a champion for member rights, and for her efforts to move the membership towards improved writing. She will be missed.

It is our hope that many of you will also take the time to thank this invaluable member of Creative-Poems.com for all time and effort spent in her volunteer efforts to make this site a better home, and to wish her well in all her future endeavors.


Second, you can now visit with your favorite poets using our new chat room feature. This service is available for the convenience of all site members, however, you'll need to be logged into our site to access the utility. Be aware that chat is unmoderated, but the software will automatically remove members for repeated use of abusive language. Check the Forum for additional details.

Third, plagiarism continues to the a significant cause for suspension of our members. As the warning in the "Add" program states whenever you post new work, if you publish the work of someone else your account will be suspended. Even using a reference, you cannot post the comple text of someone else's work. This applies to ALL work in your profile. Please check the Terms of Service rules or ask a Moderator or Administrator if you have questions or concerns about this policy.

 

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Congratulations to Jolen, who’s poem 'Scavenger' has just won first place prize of £100 and publication in Cooldog. Her short story, “The Stranger” has also been short listed for the 2009 Tacu award.
Jolen is proud to announce that her book, Every Girl Has Her Limits, (UKA Press)is now available for order on Amazon and will be in other stores soon. The book is getting rave reviews and is being put forward for the Griffin poetry prize as well as the T. S. Eliot award in poetry. You can read the latest reviews here.


Second, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to Keri Who has a new book out, entitled "Always, Keri". You can read more about it and order it here.

 

Please send news items to RichardM.


Site News! (03/20/2009)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!


If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the advertizing, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, you can now visit with your favorite poets using our new chat room feature. This service is available for the convenience of all site members, however, you'll need to be logged into our site to access the utility. Be aware that chat is unmoderated, but the software will automatically remove members for repeated use of abusive language. Check the Forum for additional details.

Second, plagiarism continues to the a significant cause for suspension of our members. As the warning in the "Add" program states whenever you post new work, if you publish the work of someone else your account will be suspended. Even using a reference, you cannot post the comple text of someone else's work. This applies to ALL work in your profile. Please check the Terms of Service rules or ask a Moderator or Administrator if you have questions or concerns about this policy.

Third, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Congratulations to Jolen, who’s poem 'Scavenger' has just won first place prize of £100 and publication in Cooldog

Her short story, “The Stranger” has also been short listed for the 2009 Tacu award.

Jolen is proud to announce that her book, Every Girl Has Her Limits, (UKA Press)is now available for order on Amazon and will be in other stores soon.

The book is getting rave reviews and is being put forward for the Griffin poetry prize as well as the T. S. Eliot award in poetry. You can read the latest reviews here


Second, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to Keri Who has a new book out, entitled "Always, Keri". You can read more about it and order it here.

 

 


Site News! (01/22/2009)
Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!
CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!
If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.
WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, plagiarism continues to the a significant cause for suspension of our members. As the warning in the "Add" program states whenever you post new work, if you publish the work of someone else your account will be suspended. Even using a reference, you cannot post the comple text of someone else's work. This applies to ALL work in your profile. Please check the Terms of Service rules or ask a Moderator or Administrator if you have questions or concerns about this policy.
Second, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.
Third, be aware our staff continues to emphasize requirements for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles (including pictures, lyrics, music, etc.) in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. Simply posting a link is insufficient and redundant. The requirements are right here. Please notify a Moderator or Administrator if you are in doubt. Violations are considered plagiarism and as such are taken very seriously. Poems and member profiles containing pictures, music, video, etc, without artist names are subject to removal and authors are subject to suspension without further notice. Be sure and cite your references!

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Congratulations to Jolen, who’s poem 'Scavenger' has just won first place prize of £100 and publication in Cooldog

Her short story, “The Stranger” has also been short listed for the 2009 Tacu award.

Jolen is proud to announce that her book, Every Girl Has Her Limits, (UKA Press)is now available for order on Amazon and will be in other stores soon.

The book is getting rave reviews and is being put forward for the Griffin poetry prize as well as the T. S. Eliot award in poetry. You can read the latest reviews here

Second, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to Keri Who has a new book out, entitled "Always, Keri". You can read more about it and order it here.
 
 


Site News (12/05/2008)

Graphics courtesy of Pamela Lamppa!

CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!

If you are here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, members should be aware there are important announcements, discussions, notices, and notifications of changes to the Terms of Service Agreement in the Forum. Of particular interest to some is a thread describing a Convention of our members. We urge everyone to stay informed!

Second, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.

Third, be aware our staff continues to emphasize requirements for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles (including pictures, lyrics, music, etc.) in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. Simply posting a link is insufficient and redundant. The requirements are right here. Please notify a Moderator or Administrator if you are in doubt. Violations are considered plagiarism and as such are taken very seriously. Poems and member profiles containing pictures, music, video, etc, without artist names are subject to removal and authors are subject to suspension without further notice. Be sure and cite your references!





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Jolen is proud to announce that in January her work will be featured in Sarasati Magazine They will run a three-page spread previewing work from her upcoming book "Every Girl Has Her Limits". Dawntreader will be publishing 4 of her poems in their January issue as well. Twisted Tongue will feature an interview with Jolen in their January issue.


Second, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to Keri Who has a new book out, entitled "Always, Keri". You can read more about it and order it here.

 


News from Creative-Poems (11/15/2008)
Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her excellent graphics!
CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!
WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, members should be aware there are important announcements, discussions, notices, and notifications of changes to the Terms of Service Agreement in the Forum. Of particular interest to some is a thread describing a Convention of our members. We urge everyone to stay informed!
Second, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.
Third, be aware our staff continues to emphasize requirements for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles (including pictures, lyrics, music, etc.) in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. Simply posting a link is insufficient and redundant. The requirements are right here. Please notify a Moderator or Administrator if you are in doubt. Violations are considered plagiarism and as such are taken very seriously. Poems and member profiles containing pictures, music, video, etc, without artist names are subject to removal and authors are subject to suspension without further notice. Be sure and cite your references!
Fourth, as always, if you're here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Jolen is proud to announce that in January her work will be featured in Sarasati Magazine They will run a three-page spread previewing work from her upcoming book "Every Girl Has Her Limits"
Dawntreader
will be publishing 4 of her poems in their January issue as well.
Twisted Tongue
will feature an interview with Jolen in their January issue.

Second, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to Keri Who has a new book out, entitled "Always, Keri". You can read more about it and order it here.
 


News from Creative-Poems (10/05/2008)

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her excellent graphics!

CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, in this political season, it is important that all members understand their responsibilities under the Terms of Service agreement. Specifically, the TOS facilitates giving writers the ability to express their opinions within their poems and writes. Members replying to such writes are free to express disagreement but are also expected to do so respectfully. Personal attacks on members are considered grounds for suspension and are to be promptly reported to Administration.

Second, members should be aware there are important suggestions and announcements in the Forum. In particular, there is thread soliciting interest for a Convention of our members! Drop in and let us know if you're interested!

Third, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.

Fourth, be aware our staff continues to emphasize requirements for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles (including pictures, lyrics, music, etc.) in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. Simply posting a link is insufficient and redundant. The requirements are right here. Please notify a Moderator or Administrator if you are in doubt. Violations are considered plagiarism and as such are taken very seriously. Poems and profiles containing non-compliances are subject to removal and authors will be suspended without warning.


Fifth, as always, if you're here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First,  Jolen and UKA Press are proud to announce the upcoming release of her new book ‘Every girl has her limits’ due out in Dec, 2008.


Second, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to CeeCee Who has a new book out, entitled "Tuning in: Poetry for Everyday Life". You can read more about it and order it here.


Site News (09/14/2008)

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her excellent graphics!

CELEBRATING SIX YEARS!

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, in this political season, it is important that all members understand their responsibilities under the Terms of Service agreement. Specifically, the TOS facilitates giving writers the ability to express their opinions within their poems and writes. Members replying to such writes are free to express disagreement but are also expected to do so respectfully. Personal attacks on members are considered grounds for suspension and are to be promptly reported to Administration.

Second, members should be aware there are important suggestions and announcements in the Forum. In particular, there is thread soliciting interest for a Convention of our members! Drop in and let us know if you're interested!

Third, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.

Fourth, be aware our staff continues to emphase requirements for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. Simply posting a link is insufficient and redundant. The requirements are right here. Please notify a Moderator or Administrator if you are in doubt. Violations are considered plagiarism and as such are taken very seriously. Poems and profiles containing non-compliances are subject to removal and authors will be suspended without warning.


Fifth, as always, if you're here as our guest, become a member! It's free! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. Perhaps you'll consider Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of our advanced features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to CeeCee Who has a new book out, entitled "Tuning in: Poetry for Everyday Life". You can read more about it and order it here.


Second, Jolen would like to let members know she's just finished editing a book of poetry and all proceeds for book go to help a hospice for cancer, please take a look at "In Two Minds" by Christine Ann Clatworthy.


Third, Jolen is proud to announce that she's now working for UKA Press Publishing and is currently doing public relations for "Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick" By Judith Wills, available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble .


Site News (08/17/2008)
WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, members should be aware there are important suggestions and announcements in the Forum. In particular, there is thread soliciting interest for a Convention of our members! Drop in and let us know if you're interested!
Second, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.
Third, be aware our staff continues to emphase our requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. There is a Forum update outlining current requirements right here. If you need assistance or have questions, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Poems and profiles containing non-compliances are subject to removal and authors will be suspended without warning.
Fourth, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to become a free member! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. In addition, you can also explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. We hope you'll consider the benefits of Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Creative Poems sends out congratulations to CeeCee Who has a new book out, entitled "Tuning in: Poetry for Everyday Life". You can read more about it and order it here.

Second, Jolen would like to let members know she's just finished editing a book of poetry and all proceeds for book go to help a hospice for cancer, please take a look at "In Two Minds" by Christine Ann Clatworthy.

Third, Jolen is proud to announce that she's now working for UKA Press Publishing and is currently doing public relations for "Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick" By Judith Wills, available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble .


Site News (07/12/2008)

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, members should be aware there are important suggestions and announcements in the Forum. In particular, there is thread soliciting interest for a Convention of our members! Drop in and let us know if you're interested!

Second, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.

Third, be aware our staff continues to emphase our requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. There is a Forum update outlining current requirements right here. If you need assistance or have questions, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Poems and profiles containing non-compliances are subject to removal and authors will be suspended without warning.


Fourth, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to become a free member! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. In addition, you can also explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. We hope you'll consider the benefits of Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Cynthia Jones announces release of her new book, entitled 'Tributes and Dedications' published at Lulu.com. Congratulations, Cynthia! Take a moment and preview her on-line collection with us, right here!

Second, congratulations to our own Asst. Admin, Jolen Casper for reaching over 50,000 profile views since becoming a member in July, 2004. Keep up the great work, Jolen!

Third, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.


Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.
 

 


Site News! (06/01/2008)

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, we're delighted to report we have completed the transition of Creative-Poems.com to a more modern and powerful server. We hope you'll notice faster access to your favorite poems, authors, and writing tools. As always, we appreciate your patience as we improve site code and infrastructure. Our Forum is a useful place to stay up-to-date on these developments.

Second, be aware our staff continues to emphase our requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles, including all current and older works. There is a Forum update outlining current requirements right here. If you need assistance or have questions, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Poems and profiles containing non-compliances are subject to removal and authors will be suspended without warning.


Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to become a free member! There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. In addition, you can also explore our free 30-day Premium Trial and preview our advanced site tools. Click right here for more information. We hope you'll consider the benefits of Premium membership. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a free member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Cynthia Jones announces release of her new book, entitled 'Tributes and Dedications' published at Lulu.com. Congratulations, Cynthia! Take a moment and preview her on-line collection with us, right here!

Second, congratulations to our own Asst. Admin, Jolen Casper for reaching over 50,000 profile views since becoming a member in July, 2004. Keep up the great work, Jolen!

Third, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.


Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.
 


Site News! (03/23/2008)

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, Creative-Poems will be transitioning to a faster server during the last week of March. Be aware that this may entail some brief interruption of service. We'll post the time and date of the transition in the Forum as soon as possible. Should you notice errors when the sites is up, please let us know in the "Site Bugs" Forum. We appreciate your patience as we improve site infrastructure.

Second, please be aware our staff continues to emphase our site's requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. This includes current and older works. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer whose work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requirements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions with immediate effect, meaning that all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31st. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site.


Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership. There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Cynthia Jones announces release of her new book, entitled 'Tributes and Dedications' published at Lulu.com. Congratulations, Cynthia! Take a moment and preview her on-line collection with us, right here!

Second, congratulations to our own Asst. Admin, Jolen Casper for reaching over 50,000 profile views since becoming a member in July, 2004. Keep up the great work, Jolen!

Third, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.


Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.
 


Site News! (01/04/2008)

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, please be aware our staff continues to emphase our site's requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. This includes current and older works. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer whose work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requirements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions with immediate effect, meaning that all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31st. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site.


Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged to consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!

Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership. There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Cynthia Jones announces release of her new book, entitled 'Tributes and Dedications' published at Lulu.com. Congratulations, Cynthia! Take a moment and preview her on-line collection with us, right here!

Second, congratulations to our own Asst. Admin, Jolen Casper for reaching over 50,000 profile views since becoming a member in July, 2004. Keep up the great work, Jolen!

Third, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.


Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.
 


Happy Holidays (12/13/2007)
WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, please be aware our staff continues to emphase our site's requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. This includes current and older works. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer whose work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requirements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions with immediate effect, meaning that all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31st. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site.
Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged to consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership. There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, A huge Congrats to our own Asst. Admin, Jolen Casper For reaching over 50,000 profile views since becoming a member in July, 2004. Keep up the great work, Jolen! .

Second, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.

Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.


Site News! (12/10/2007)

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, please be aware our staff continues to emphase our site's requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. This includes current and older works. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer whose work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requirements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions with immediate effect, meaning that all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31st. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site.


Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged to consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!

Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership. There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Jillian K. Alexis proudly announces the release of her new book 'Through Her Eyes'. It is available from Sept. 10th at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

Second, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.


Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.
 


Site News! (09/29/2007)

 

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, please be aware our staff continues to emphase our site's requirement for proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. This includes current and older works. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer whose work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requirements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions with immediate effect, meaning that all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31st. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site.


Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged to consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!

Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership. There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!


First, Jillian K. Alexis proudly announces the release of her new book 'Through Her Eyes'. It is available from Sept. 10th at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

Second, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.


Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.
 


Site News! (07/22/2007)
WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer whose work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requirements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions with immediate effect, meaning that all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31st. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site.
Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged to consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership. There's a lot more to our site than you see. Post your own poems, receive feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing. If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion.

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Jillian K. Alexis proudly announces the release of her new book 'Through Her Eyes'. It is available from Sept. 10th at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

Second, Chronic announces the uncoming release of his new CD 'Invisible War', half of which can be downloaded for free from soundclick.com until the CD is released.

Finally, all are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper.


Site News! (06/29/2007)
Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!


WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!
Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Creative poems would like to congratulate India Thomas on the publication of her book, 'She Whispers'. Available at publishamerica.com

Second
, ScribeSpirit's July issue 'Money and Power' will be online and ready to read Sunday, July 1, 2007. Several Creative poems members have work featured in this issue. Please make sure to give it a look.

Third, Creative-Poems is happy to offer congratulations to Jolen Casper on her Poem "Caged Bird" being featured in Companion Parrot Quarterly issue 71 available this month. Congrats, Jolen!

Fourth,
, Chronic is pleased to announce his 2 cd set "Holy War" from Terrorist Entertainment is being released and can be found here: soundclick.com
All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper


Site News! (06/18/2007)
 
Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!


WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!
Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!
First, Creative-Poems is happy to offer congratulations to Jolen Casper on her Poem "Caged Bird" being featured in Companion Parrot Quarterly issue 71 available this month. Congrats, Jolen!

Second
, Chronic is pleased to announce his 2 cd set "Holy War" from Terrorist Entertainment is being released and can be found here: soundclick.com
 
All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper


Happy Father's Day (06/17/2007)
 
Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!


WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!
Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!
First, Creative-Poems is happy to offer congratulations to Jolen Casper on her Poem "Caged Bird" being featured in Companion Parrot Quarterly issue 71 available this month. Congrats, Jolen!

Second
, Chronic is pleased to announce his 2 cd set "Holy War" from Terrorist Entertainment is being released and can be found here: soundclick.com
 
All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper


Member News (06/06/2007)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!







WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!


Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!

Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Creative-Poems is happy to offer congratulations to Jolen Casper on her Poem "Caged Bird" being featured in Companion Parrot Quarterly issue 71 available this month. Congrats, Jolen!

Second
, Chronic is pleased to announce his 2 cd set "Holy War" from Terrorist Entertainment is being released and can be found here: soundclick.com
 

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper
 


Site News! (05/15/2007)
 
Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!


WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!
Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!
First,Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "Staring At My Own Reflection". The CD is available for purchase at soundclick.com
Second
,
Jeanne Dininni announces "Writer's Notes", a new blog about writing which can be found at Orble.com
Third, Creative-Poems would like to Congratulate Glataon her new book 'A Meeting at Earth and Sky' now available through publishamerica.com
Fourth, Congratulations to Jim Dodge Jr. on the release of his new novel 'Fool Me Twice'. You can order it here lulu.com
Fifth, Congratulations to Jillian Allexis,on her new book to be released this spring, 'Through her eyes'
All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper


Happy Mothers Day! (05/13/2007)
 
Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!


WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!
Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!
First,Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "Staring At My Own Reflection". The CD is available for purchase at soundclick.com
Second
,
Jeanne Dininni announces "Writer's Notes", a new blog about writing which can be found at Orble.com
Third, Creative-Poems would like to Congratulate Glataon her new book 'A Meeting at Earth and Sky' now available through publishamerica.com
Fourth, Congratulations to Jim Dodge Jr. on the release of his new novel 'Fool Me Twice'. You can order it here lulu.com
Fifth, Congratulations to Jillian Allexis,on her new book to be released this spring, 'Through her eyes'
All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper


Site News (05/01/2007)


Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!







WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, you must identify the author and copyright owner. There is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and all your material should be put it into compliance by May 31. Non-compliances are subject to removal. If you need assistance, please notify a Moderator or Administrator. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!


Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!

Third, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!






NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First,Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "Staring At My Own Reflection". The CD is available for purchase at soundclick.com
Second
,
Jeanne Dininni announces "Writer's Notes", a new blog about writing which can be found at Orble.com
Third, Creative-Poems would like to Congratulate Glataon her new book 'A Meeting at Earth and Sky' now available through publishamerica.com
Fourth, Congratulations to Jim Dodge Jr. on the release of his new novel 'Fool Me Twice'. You can order it here lulu.com
Fifth, Congratulations to Jillian Allexis,on her new book to be released this spring, 'Through her eyes'

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper


Site News! (04/18/2007)
 
Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Please join our staff by remembering them in your thoughts and prayers.

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?
First, don't forget to submit your entry to our quarterly Special Contest. The topic is 'Democracy'. Entries will be accepted from the Special Submissions/Democracy category during the month of April, so plan to enter! Good luck to all our contestants!
Second, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, there is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and we require you to review all your material and put it into compliance by May 31. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!
Third, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Finally, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right herefor features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features hereor check the Forumfor additional discussion!

NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!
First,Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "Staring At My Own Reflection". The CD is available for purchase at soundclick.com
Second
,
Jeanne Dininni announces "Writer's Notes", a new blog about writing which can be found at Orble.com
Third, Creative-Poems would like to Congratulate Glataon her new book 'A Meeting at Earth and Sky' now available through publishamerica.com
Fourth, Congratulations to Jim Dodge Jr. on the release of his new novel 'Fool Me Twice'. You can order it here lulu.com
Fifth, Congratulations to Jillian Allexis,on her new book to be released this spring, 'Through her eyes'
All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen Casper


Site News! (03/28/2007)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!





 

WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. For example, if you link to photos, you must name the photographer who's work you are using. If you use MIDI's, audio, or video files produced by others, there is a Forum update outlining new requrements right here. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. This affects all submissions immediately and we require you to review all your material and put it into compliance by May 31. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!


Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third,
the theme for our quarterly Special Contest is 'Democracy'. Entries will be accepted the entire month of April, so plan to enter! Good luck to all of our members.

Finally, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion!

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "Staring At My Own Reflection". The CD is available for purchase at soundclick.com
Second
,
Jeanne Dininni announces "Writer's Notes", a new blog about writing which can be found at Orble.com
Third, Creative-Poems would like to Congratulate Glata on her new book 'A Meeting at Earth and Sky' now available through publishamerica.com
Fourth, Congratulations to Jim Dodge Jr. on the release of his new novel 'Fool Me Twice'. You can order it here lulu.com
Fifth, Congratulations to Jillian Allexis, on her new book to be released this spring, 'Through her eyes'

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen
 


Site News! (03/19/2007)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!









WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, please be aware our staff is currently emphasizing our site's requirements for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles. This issue has become increasingly important and lawsuits have recently forced some rather large and popular sites to adopt stricter requirements. Here at Creative-Poems, we have a tradition of requiring proper citations. We require you to review all your material for potential copyright violations before we have to go and find it for you. Violations are considered plagiarism and are taken very seriously here. Do your part to ensure compliance of your site!


Second, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!
Third,
the theme for our quarterly Special Contest is 'Democracy'. Entries will be accepted the entire month of April, so plan to enter! Good luck to all of our members.

Finally, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion!

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "Staring At My Own Reflection". The CD is available for purchase at soundclick.com
Second
,
Jeanne Dininni announces "Writer's Notes", a new blog about writing which can be found at Orble.com
Third, Creative-Poems would like to Congratulate Glata on her new book 'A Meeting at Earth and Sky' now available through publishamerica.com
Fourth, Congratulations to Jim Dodge Jr. on the release of his new novel 'Fool Me Twice'. You can order it here lulu.com
Fifth, Congratulations to Jillian Allexis, on her new book to be released this spring, 'Through her eyes'

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen

 


News (03/11/2007)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!









WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!

Second, please be aware of a change to our Terms of Service rules for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles.

Third, Special contest! Our new special contest will run the rest of this month with winners to be announced in April. The theme is 'Democracy'. Good luck to all of our members.

Finally, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion!

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "Staring At My Own Reflection". The CD is available for purchase at soundclick.com
Second
,
Jeanne Dininni announces "Writer's Notes", a new blog about writing which can be found at Orble.com
Third, Creative-Poems would like to Congratulate Glata on her new book 'A Meeting at Earth and Sky' now available through publishamerica.com
Fourth, Congratulations to Jim Dodge Jr. on the release of his new novel 'Fool Me Twice'. You can order it here lulu.com
Fifth, Congratulations to Jillian Allexis, on her new book to be released this spring, 'Through her eyes'
All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.
 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 



Site Announcements! (02/22/2007)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!









WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, we're looking for volunteer raters willing to participate in the Featured and Special contests. Interested members are encouraged consider the requirements posted in our Forum here. We hope you'll consider this opportunity to become more involved!

Second, please be aware of a change to our Terms of Service rules for providing proper credit to all sources of links and digital articles in poems and profiles.

Finally, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Post your own poems, recieve feedback, share your feelings and comments with other members, and participate in our site events. Click right here for features and more information. We also hope you'll consider the benefits of subscribing to our site. Dispense with the adds, take advantage of all our features, and help support our site by subscribing! If you're already a member, compare features here or check the Forum for additional discussion!

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

New! Scribespirit is pleased to announce their first Literary and Visual Arts contest. Cash prizes and publication will be awarded. Find out all about this exciting contest here.

First, ScribeSpirit is pleased to announce the appointment of Jolen Casper to the Editorial Staff. As of January 1, 2007, Jolen will become the Literary Editor for ScribeSpirit. As such, Jolen will accept all literary submissions to the Ezine, as well as work with all contributing authors. Congratulations, Jolen!


Second, Linear announces the publication of issue four of Twisted Tongue Magazine which contains work by him, as well as an in-depth interview. The magazine is available at Lulu.com Check out Linear's artwork and find out more about him. Congratulations, Alex!


Third, Candice Martin announces the release of her second book, entitled Reflections In My Tears" & "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at www.freewebs.com.


Fourth, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica. The book is available there as well as at Amazon.


Fifth, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "It's A WAR", containing new songs, cover and new artists .The CD is available for purchase at www.soundclick.com


All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.
 


Site Announcements! (01/18/2007)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!









WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, the staff of Creative-Poems wishes you all a wonderful New Year! Thank you for all your support during 2006. The site saw many changes and we appreciate you staying with us! We look forward to working with you and making 2007 a productive for our site and it's members!

Second, we announce a Special Contest for the month of January. The theme is "Changes". Please post your submissions in 'Special Submissions/Changes' category. We will take submissions from Jan 1, to the 31 st. Winners will be announced in February and awarded prizes. Good Luck to everyone!


 
Finally, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! Click right here for features and more information. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

New! Scribespirit is pleased to announce their first Literary and Visual Arts contest. Cash prizes and publication will be awarded. Find out all about this exciting contest here.

First, ScribeSpirit is pleased to announce the appointment of Jolen Casper to the Editorial Staff. As of January 1, 2007, Jolen will become the Literary Editor for ScribeSpirit. As such, Jolen will accept all literary submissions to the Ezine, as well as work with all contributing authors. Congratulations, Jolen!


Second, Linear announces the publication of issue four of Twisted Tongue Magazine which contains work by him, as well as an in-depth interview. The magazine is available at Lulu.com Check out Linear's artwork and find out more about him. Congratulations, Alex!


Third, Candice Martin announces the release of her second book, entitled Reflections In My Tears" & "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at www.freewebs.com.


Fourth, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica. The book is available there as well as at Amazon.


Fifth, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "It's A WAR", containing new songs, cover and new artists .The CD is available for purchase at www.soundclick.com


All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.
 


Site News! (12/31/2006)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!









WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, the staff of Creative-Poems wishes you all a wonderful New Year! Thank you for all your support during 2006. The site saw many changes and we appreciate you staying with us! We look forward to working with you and making 2007 a productive for our site and it's members!

Second, we announce a Special Contest for the month of January. The theme is "Changes". Please post your submissions in 'Special Submissions/Changes' category. We will take submissions from Jan 1, to the 31 st. Winners will be announced in February and awarded prizes. Good Luck to everyone!


 
Finally, if you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! Click right here for features and more information. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

 





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

New! Scribespirit is pleased to announce their first Literary and Visual Arts contest. Cash prizes and publication will be awarded. Find out all about this exciting contest here.

First, ScribeSpirit is pleased to announce the appointment of Jolen Casper to the Editorial Staff. As of January 1, 2007, Jolen will become the Literary Editor for ScribeSpirit. As such, Jolen will accept all literary submissions to the Ezine, as well as work with all contributing authors. Congratulations, Jolen!


Second, Linear announces the publication of issue four of Twisted Tongue Magazine which contains work by him, as well as an in-depth interview. The magazine is available at Lulu.com Check out Linear's artwork and find out more about him. Congratulations, Alex!


Third, Candice Martin announces the release of her second book, entitled Reflections In My Tears" & "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at www.freewebs.com.


Fourth, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica. The book is available there as well as at Amazon.


Fifth, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "It's A WAR", containing new songs, cover and new artists .The CD is available for purchase at www.soundclick.com


All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.
 


Happy Holidays! (12/19/2006)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!









WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, New Contest for the month of January. The theme is changes. Please post your submissions in 'special contest' category. We will take submissions from Jan 1, to the 31 st. Winners will be announced in February and awarded prizes. Good Luck to everyone!

Second, check out Ann's Poetry Calendar! This is a great place to visit and stimulate some new writing ideas. Further, we've added a new category, "Calendar" where you can locate and showcase your new writes!

Third, to facilitate more effective critiques here, we've added Critique Preferences which appear prominently to potential commenters. These allow writers to specify the extent of critique they would like to receive either in general, or on a specific write. Check the Forum details on this and other new features.

Fourth, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Fifth, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

New! Scribespirit is pleased to announce their first Literary and Visual Arts contest. Cash prizes and publication will be awarded. Find out all about this exciting contest here.

First, ScribeSpirit is pleased to announce the appointment of Jolen Casper to the Editorial Staff. As of January 1, 2007, Jolen will become the Literary Editor for ScribeSpirit. As such, Jolen will accept all literary submissions to the Ezine, as well as work with all contributing authors. Congratulations, Jolen!


Second, Linear announces the publication of issue four of Twisted Tongue Magazine which contains work by him, as well as an in-depth interview. The magazine is available at Lulu.com Check out Linear's artwork and find out more about him. Congratulations, Alex!


Third, Candice Martin announces the release of her second book, entitled Reflections In My Tears" & "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at www.freewebs.com/candicemartin.


Fourth, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .


Fifth, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "It's A WAR", containing new songs, cover and new artists .The CD is available for purchase at www.soundclick.com


All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.
 


Poetry Contests (12/11/2006)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!







WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, check out Ann's Poetry Calendar! This is a great place to visit and stimulate some new writing ideas. Further, we've added a new category, "Calendar" where you can locate and showcase your new writes!

Second, the Featured Poetry contest has resumed. Additional anonymous volunteer raters are still needed to assist the contest. If you're interested in helping out, please read the description of the rater's duties provided in the Forum's Opportunity Center. Then, send a personal message to Rich.

Third, to facilitate more effective critiques here, we've added Critique Preferences which appear prominently to potential commenters. These allow writers to specify the extent of critique they would like to receive either in general, or on a specific write. Check the Forum details on this and other new features.

Fourth, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Fifth, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

New! Scribespirit is pleased to announce their first Literary and Visual Arts contest. Cash prizes and publication will be awarded. Find out all about this exciting contest here.


First, ScribeSpirit is pleased to announce the appointment of Jolen Casper to the Editorial Staff. As of January 1, 2007, Jolen will become the Literary Editor for ScribeSpirit. As such, Jolen will accept all literary submissions to the Ezine, as well as work with all contributing authors. Congratulations, Jolen!

Second, Linear announces the publication of issue four of Twisted Tongue Magazine which contains work by him, as well as an in-depth interview. The magazine is available at Lulu.com Check out Linear's artwork and find out more about him. Congratulations, Alex!

Third, Candice Martin announces the release of her second book, entitled Reflections In My Tears" & "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at www.freewebs.com/candicemartin.

Fourth, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .

Fifth, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "It's A WAR", containing new songs, cover and new artists .The CD is available for purchase at www.soundclick.com

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 



Congrats! (12/07/2006)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!







WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, check out Ann's Poetry Calendar! This is a great place to visit and stimulate some new writing ideas. Further, we've added a new category, "Calendar" where you can locate and showcase your new writes!

Second, the Featured Poetry contest has resumed. Additional anonymous volunteer raters are still needed to assist the contest. If you're interested in helping out, please read the description of the rater's duties provided in the Forum's Opportunity Center. Then, send a personal message to Rich.

Third, to facilitate more effective critiques here, we've added Critique Preferences which appear prominently to potential commenters. These allow writers to specify the extent of critique they would like to receive either in general, or on a specific write. Check the Forum details on this and other new features.

Fourth, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Fifth, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, ScribeSpirit is pleased to announce the apointment of Jolen Casper to the Editorial Staff. As of January 1, 2007, Jolen will become the Literary Editor for ScribeSpirit. As such, Jolen will accept all literary submissions to the Ezine, as well as work with all contributing authors. Congratulations, Jolen!

Second, Linear announces the publication of issue four of Twisted Tongue Magazine which contains work by him, as well as an in-depth interview. The magazine is available at Lulu.com  Check out Linear's artwork and find out more about him. Congratulations, Alex!

Third, Candice Martin announces the release of her second book, entitled Reflections In My Tears" & "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at www.freewebs.com/candicemartin.

Fourth, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .

Fifth, Chronic announces the release of a new CD entitled "It's A WAR", containing new songs, cover and new artists.The CD is available for perchase at www.soundclick.com

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Site News! (11/15/2006)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid graphics!







WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, check out Ann's Poetry Calendar! This is a great place to visit and stimulate some new writing ideas. Further, we've added a new category, "Calendar" where you can locate and showcase your new writes!

Second, the Featured Poetry contest has resumed. Additional anonymous volunteer raters are still needed to assist the contest. If you're interested in helping out, please read the description of the rater's duties provided in the Forum's Opportunity Center. Then, send a personal message to Rich.

Third, to facilitate more effective critiques here, we've added Critique Preferences which appear prominently to potential commenters. These allow writers to specify the extent of critique they would like to receive either in general, or on a specific write. Check the Forum details on this and other new features.

Fourth, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Fifth, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Candice Martin announces the release of her second book, entitled Reflections In My Tears" & "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at www.freewebs.com/candicemartin.
Second, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .

Third, Joe McNinney announces the release of his new book, entitled "It Is With This Pen" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as BarnesandNoble .

Fourth, John Yamrus announces the release of his book, entitled ""Blue Collar" The book is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble. .

Fifth, Chelle announces the availability of her new book, entitled " Poetry With Meaning" The book is at Lulu.

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Site News! (11/09/2006)

 

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid custom graphics!







WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, anonymous volunteer raters are URGENTLY needed to assist the Featured Poetry contest. The contest is suspended until additional raters are identified. If you're interested in helping out, please read the description of the rater's duties provided in the Forum's Opportunity Center. Then, send a personal message to Rich.

Second, to facilitate more effective critiques here, we've added Critique Preferences which appear prominently to potential commenters. These allow writers to specify the extent of critique they would like to receive either in general, or on a specific write. Check the Forum details on this and other new features.

Third, in recognition of the impact of September 11, 2001 on so many around the world, we've reserved a special place on our site, "Holidays and Observances/Remembering September 11". Stop in, pause for a moment, and share your feelings or your story.

Fourth, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Fifth, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.

Lastly, click on the speaker icon Listen To Poem to enjoy poem narration recorded by our Premium subscribers. You'll find this icon in poems, poem lists, and user profiles!





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

The new issue of ScribeSpirit is available online. The new issue has the theme of "Food" and ScribeSpirit is serving up a tasty treat just in time for fall and winter feasting! The following authors from Creative Poems are featured in the "FOOD" issue:
Ann Bergheim "Ann"
Jim Dodge "JimiBlue"
Bruce Peaslee "Poetrydad1"
N.M. Sodergran "Aeth"
Zoya Zaidi "Zoya"
Jody Kuchar "MsKinsey"
To read the latest issue of ScribeSpirit, follow the link below:
ScribeSpirit
First, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .

Second, Joe McNinney announces the release of his new book, entitled "It Is With This Pen" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as BarnesandNoble .

Third, John Yamrus announces the release of his book, entitled ""Blue Collar" The book is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble. .

Fourth, Chelle announces the availability of her new book, entitled " Poetry With Meaning" The book is at Lulu.

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 

 


Site News! (09/30/2006)

Celebrating our Fourth Year! Join us in celebrating the fourth year of Creative-Poems.com. On September 4, 2002, after months of work on site code by the founding members, the first poem was recorded here. Since then, our site has enjoyed four years of patronage and attention by our members and much hard work by present and former staff members and moderators! In recognition this event, we are holding a Special Poetry contest this month!

To enter during the month of September, members may post their writes about our site to the "Holidays and Observances/Creative-Poems 4th Anniversary" sub-category. Each member may submit one of their poems from this category as a Special Contest entry. At month's end, our anonymous but esteemed panel of judges will pick four winners for cash prizes and/or subscriptions! Check the Forum for details. Get your entries in right away!

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid custom graphics!





WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, anonymous volunteer raters are needed to assist the Featured Poetry contest. If you're interested in helping out, please read the description of the rater's duties provided in the Forum's Opportunity Center. Then, send a personal message to Jolen.

Second, to facilitate more effective critiques here, we've added Critique Preferences which appear prominently to potential commenters. These allow writers to specify the extent of critique they would like to receive either in general, or on a specific write. Check the Forum details on this and other new features.

Third, in recognition of the impact of September 11, 2001 on so many around the world, we've reserved a special place on our site, "Holidays and Observances/Remembering September 11". Stop in, pause for a moment, and share your feelings or your story.

Fourth, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Fifth, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.

Lastly, click on the speaker icon Listen To Poem to enjoy poem narration recorded by our Premium subscribers. You'll find this icon in poems, poem lists, and user profiles!





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

The new issue of ScribeSpirit is available online. The new issue has the theme of "Food" and ScribeSpirit is serving up a tasty treat just in time for fall and winter feasting! The following authors from Creative Poems are featured in the "FOOD" issue:
Ann Bergheim "Ann"
Jim Dodge "JimiBlue"
Bruce Peaslee "Poetrydad1"
N.M. Sodergran "Aeth"
Zoya Zaidi "Zoya"
Jody Kuchar "MsKinsey"
To read the latest issue of ScribeSpirit, follow the link below:
ScribeSpirit
First, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .

Second, Joe McNinney announces the release of his new book, entitled "It Is With This Pen" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as BarnesandNoble .

Third, John Yamrus announces the release of his book, entitled ""Blue Collar" The book is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble. .

Fourth, Chelle announces the availability of her new book, entitled " Poetry With Meaning" The book is at Lulu.

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 

 


Creative Poems News! (09/25/2006)

Celebrating our Fourth Year! Join us in celebrating the fourth year of Creative-Poems.com. On September 4, 2002, after months of work on site code by the founding members, the first poem was recorded here. Since then, our site has enjoyed four years of patronage and attention by our members and much hard work by present and former staff members and moderators! In recognition this event, we are holding a Special Poetry contest this month!

To enter during the month of September, members may post their writes about our site to the "Holidays and Observances/Creative-Poems 4th Anniversary" sub-category. Each member may submit one of their poems from this category as a Special Contest entry. At month's end, our anonymous but esteemed panel of judges will pick four winners for cash prizes and/or subscriptions! Check the Forum for details. Get your entries in right away!

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid custom graphics!





WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

 

First, to facilitate more effective critiques here, we've added Critique Preferences which appear prominently to potential commenters. These allow writers to specify the extent of critique they would like to receive either in general, or on a specific write. Check the Forum details on this and other new features.

Second, in recognition of the impact of September 11, 2001 on so many around the world, we've reserved a special place on our site, "Holidays and Observances/Remembering September 11". Stop in, pause for a moment, and share your feelings or your story.

Third, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Fourth, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.

Lastly, click on the speaker icon Listen To Poem to enjoy poem narration recorded by our Premium subscribers. You'll find this icon in poems, poem lists, and user profiles!





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .

Second, Joe McNinney announces the release of his new book, entitled "It Is With This Pen" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as BarnesandNoble .

Third, John Yamrus announces the release of his book, entitled ""Blue Collar" The book is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble. .

Fourth, Chelle announces the availability of her new book, entitled " Poetry With Meaning" The book is at Lulu.

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 

 


Creative-Poems News! (09/11/2006)

Celebrating our Fourth Year! Join us in celebrating the fourth year of Creative-Poems.com. On September 4, 2002, after months of work on site code by the founding members, the first poem was recorded here. Since then, our site has enjoyed four years of patronage and attention by our members and much hard work by present and former staff members and moderators! In recognition this event, we are holding a Special Poetry contest this month!

To enter during the month of September, members may post their writes about our site to the "Holidays and Observances/Creative-Poems 4th Anniversary" sub-category. Each member may submit one of their poems from this category as a Special Contest entry. At month's end, our anonymous but esteemed panel of judges will pick four winners for cash prizes and/or subscriptions! Check the Forum for details.

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid custom graphics!





WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?

First, in recognition of the impact of September 11, 2001 on so many around the world, we've reserved a special place on our site, "Holidays and Observances/Remembering September 11". Stop in, pause for a moment, and share your feelings or your story.

Second, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Third, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.

Lastly, click on the speaker icon Listen To Poem to enjoy poem narration recorded by our Premium subscribers. You'll find this icon in poems, poem lists, and user profiles!





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, Jimi Blue announces the release of his new book, entitled "Skullfarm Raindance" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as at Amazon .

Second, Joe McNinney announces the release of his new book, entitled "It Is With This Pen" published by PublishAmerica . The book is available there as well as BarnesandNoble .

Third, John Yamrus announces the release of his book, entitled ""Blue Collar" The book is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble. .

Fourth, Chelle announces the availability of her new book, entitled " Poetry With Meaning" The book is at Lulu.

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 

 


Site news! (09/06/2006)


Celebrating our Fourth Year! Join us in celebrating the fourth year of of Creative-Poems.com. On September 4, 2002, after months of work on site code by the founding members, the first poem was recorded here. Since then, our site has enjoyed four years of patronage and attention by our members and much hard work by present and former staff members and moderators! In recognition this event, we'll hold a special contest!

During the entire month of September, members may post their writes about our site to the "Holidays and Observances/Creative-Poems 4th Anniversary" sub-category. Each member may submit one of their poems from this category as a Special Contest entry. At month's end, our anonymous but esteemed panel of judges will pick four winners for cash prizes and/or subscriptions! Check the Forum for details.

Many thanks to Pamela Lamppa for her splendid custom graphics!





WHAT'S NEW AT CREATIVE-POEMS.COM?


First, we believe you'll find Lord of Shadows' regular Forum post, "Word of the Day" both interesting and fun. Check it out!

Second, we announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.

Lastly, click on the speaker icon Listen To Poem to enjoy poem narration recorded by our Premium subscribers. You'll find this icon in poems, poem lists, and user profiles!





NEWS FROM OUR CREATIVE MEMBERS!

First, it's our pleasure to announce publication of Cindy Bendel's work in "Chicago Poetry's 2nd Anthology".


Second, Jimi Blue annou nces his Cd entitled " Jimi Blue and the Turquoise Two", available through him.


All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 


Site News (08/09/2006)
What's New? We announce the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, compare features here or check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to our site than you see! Come inside and join the fun! Click right here for features and more information.
Click on the speaker icon Listen To Poem to enjoy poem narration recorded by our Premium subscribers. You'll find t his icon in poems, poem lists, and user profiles!

First, it's our pleasure to announce publication of Cindy Bendel's work in "Chicago Poetry's 2nd Anthology".


Second, Jimi Blue annou nces his Cd entitled " Jimi Blue and the Turquoise Two", available through him.


All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 


Site Happenings (07/01/2006)
Creative-Poems.com announces the availability of monthy and yearly subscriptions and the end of the Premium Trial. A new editor, up to ten Personal Photos, and poem narration features are now available. Members, check the Forum for discussion!

If you're here as our guest, we invite you to try a trial membership! Come share your feelings, dispense with the adds, and help support our site by subscribing! There's alot more to it than you see! Come join the fun! Click here for features and more information.

Click on the speaker icon Listen To Poem to enjoy poem narration recorded by our Premium subscribers. You'll find this icon in poems, poem lists, and user profiles!


First, it's our pleasure to announce publication of The Bag Lady's book, entitled "Windchimes, Butterflies and a Journey Through a Poet's Heart" available at Publish America, www.Amazon.com , and Barnes&Noble.com . Come enjoy Margaret's work!

Second, it gives me great pleasure to offer congratulations to the following Creative-Poems authors for their work being featured in the UKAuthors 'Voices from the Web' 2006: L.Ward Abel 'Quench', Mary Lou Allen 'We live by the sea', Jolen Casper 'Eviscerated', Ross McCague 'The voice', Paul Peter McClean 'Anytime at all', Glenn Petrant 'Unwholly put together, I become undone', David Turner 'A faerie night'.

Third, with pleasure Kevin Dutton announces the release of his book, entitled Darkness and Light available at his website. Come join us in congratulating him and share Kevin's work!

Fourth, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the July issue of ScribeSpirit"Words" will be available on July 1st and features work from these Creative-Poems authors: Ann Bergheim (Ann), Jolen Casper (Sensual Sorceress), Jim Dodge (JimiBlue), Vijay Krish (krishvijay), Aaron Payne (Foobar), Sanne Rasmussen (ItDiesToday), N. M. Sodergran (Zout), Leonard Wilson (Len) Zoya Zaidi (Zoya Zaidi).

Fifth, it's our pleasure to announce publication of Scott Marsh's book, entitled "Life under the big top ~ A collection of Poetry from a stressed out father of seven" available at Publish America, www.Amazon.com , and Barnes&Noble.com . Come enjoy Scott's work!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 


Site announcements (06/28/2006)
Creative-Poems.com announces a fee structure and the approaching end of the Premium Trial. Check the Forum for details!

First,, with pleasure Kevin Dutton announces the release of his book, entitled Darkness and Light available at his website. Come join us in congratulating him and share Kevin's work!

Second, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the July issue of ScribeSpirit"Words" will be available on July 1st and features work from these Creative-Poems authors: Ann Bergheim (Ann), Jolen Casper (Sensual Sorceress), Jim Dodge (JimiBlue), Vijay Krish (krishvijay), Aaron Payne (Foobar), Sanne Rasmussen (ItDiesToday), N. M. Sodergran (Zout), Leonard Wilson (Len) Zoya Zaidi (Zoya Zaidi).

Third, it's our pleasure to announce publication of Scott Marsh's book, entitled "Life under the big top ~ A collection of Poetry from a stressed out father of seven" available at Publish America, www.Amazon.com , and Barnes&Noble.com . Come enjoy Scott's work!

Fourth, we're delighted to announce that our new WYSIWYG editor is fully implemented on this site. Check out the new WYSIWYG Help Manual for an introduction and use the Forum to report any questions or bugs. We hope the new editor will make it easier for you to do your best work!

Fifth, with pleasure Goran announces the release of his Book, entitled A Faded Love available at www.Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com . Congratulations, Goran!

Sixth, with pleasure Chronic announces the release of his CD, entitled Mixtapes by the Million available at his website. Come join us in congratulating him and share Chronic's work!

Last, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files. Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules.

If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.

 


Site Happenings! (06/17/2006)
First, it's our pleasure to announce publication of Scott Marsh's book, entitled "Life under the big top ~ A collection of Poetry from a stressed out father of seven" available at Publish America, www.Amazon.com , and Barnes&Noble.com . Come enjoy Scott's work!

Second, we're delighted to announce that our new WYSIWYG editor is fully implemented on this site. Check out the new WYSIWYG Help Manual for an introduction and use the Forum to report any questions or bugs. We hope the new editor will make it easier for you to do your best work!

Third, with pleasure Goran announces the release of his Book, entitled A Faded Love available at www.Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com . Congratulations, Goran!

Fourth, with pleasure Chronic announces the release of his CD, entitled Mixtapes by the Million available at his website. Come join us in congratulating him and share Chronic's work!

Fifth, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!

Last, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files. Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules.

If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.


Site Happenings (06/03/2006)


First, we're delighted to announce that our new WYSIWYG editor is fully implemented on this site. Check out the new WYSIWYG Help Manual for an introduction and use the Forum to report any questions or bugs. We hope the new editor will make it easier for you to do your best work!

Second, with pleasure Goran announces the release of his Book, entitled A Faded Love available at www.Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com . Congratulations, Goran!

Third, with pleasure Chronic announces the release of his CD, entitled Mixtapes by the Million available at his website. Come join us in congratulating him and share Chronic's work!

Fourth, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!
Fifth, with pleasure Michael Meddings announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Heartbeats of a Fool by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share Michael's work! . Congratulations, Michael!
Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files. Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules.

If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.


Site Happenings! (06/02/2006)
First, we're delighted to announce that our new WYSIWYG editor is fully implemented on this site. Members, use the Forum to report any bugs. Use the Suggestion Box to let us know what you would like to see changed!

Second, with pleasure Chronic announces the release of his CD, entitled Mixtapes by the Million available at his website. Come join us in congratulating him and share Chronic's work!

Third, It gives me great pleasure to announce our own Ives!! won second place in her Burnie Eisteddfod prose and poetry reading contest. I am honored by her selecting and reading my poem "Until the end of time" Congrats Ivy!!

Fourth, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!

Fifth, with pleasure Michael Meddings announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Heartbeats of a Fool by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share Michael's work! . Congratulations, Michael!

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Happy Memorial Day (05/29/2006)

First, with pleasure Chronic announces the release of his CD, entitled Mixtapes by the Million available at his website. Come join us in congratulating him and share Chronic's work!

Second, we're getting close to a replacement for our WYSIWYG editor. Click right here for a demo! Members, use the Forum to let us know what you like and don't like!

Third, It gives me great pleasure to announce our own Ives!! won second place in her Burnie Eisteddfod prose and poetry reading contest. I am honored by her selecting and reading my poem "Until the end of time" Congrats Ivy!!

Fourth, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!

Fifth, with pleasure Michael Meddings announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Heartbeats of a Fool by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share Michael's work! . Congratulations, Michael!

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Congrats! (05/19/2006)

First, we're getting close to a replacement for our WYSIWYG editor. Click right here for a demo! Members, use the Forum to let us know what you like and don't like!

Second, It gives me great pleasure to announce our own Ives!! won second place in her Burnie Eisteddfod prose and poetry reading contest. I am honored by her selecting and reading my poem "Until the end of time" Congrats Ivy!!

Third, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!

Fourth, with pleasure Michael Meddings announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Heartbeats of a Fool by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share Michael's work! . Congratulations, Michael!

Fifth, Kevin Dutton announces that his poem "No Sleep Tonight" will be featured in the June publication of Contemporary Rhyme Congrats Kevin!

Sixth, with pleasure Jillian Alexis announces her wedding. She's to be married June 30th.. Congrats Jillian.

Seventh, It has come to my attention that many members are submitting poems for the featured poem contest with their names and copyright symbols in the poem text. This will cause the work to be disqualified.. Please pay close attention before submitting. A list of the guidelines can be found in the forum.

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Happy Mothers Day (05/14/2006)

First, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!

Second, with pleasure Michael Meddings announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Heartbeats of a Fool by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share Michael's work! . Congratulations, Michael!

Third, Kevin Dutton announces that his poem "No Sleep Tonight" will be featured in the June publication of Contemporary Rhyme Congrats Kevin!

Fourth, with pleasure Jillian Alexis announces her wedding. She's to be married June 30th.. Congrats Jillian.

Fifth, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the new issue of ScribeSpirit is now available and features work from poets here on site as well art from around the world.

Sixth, It has come to my attention that many members are submitting poems for the featured poem contest with their names and copyright symbols in the poem text. This will cause the work to be disqualified.. Please pay close attention before submitting. A list of the guidelines can be found in the forum.

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Happy Mothers Day (05/14/2006)

First, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!

Second, with pleasure Michael Medding announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Heartbeats of a Fool by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share Michael's work work! . Congratulations, Michael!

Third, Kevin Dutton announces that his poem "No Sleep Tonight" will be featured in the June publication of Contemporary Rhyme Congrats Kevin!

Fourth, with pleasure Jillian Alexis announces her wedding. She's to be married June 30th.. Congrats Jillian.

Fifth, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the new issue of ScribeSpirit is now available and features work from poets here on site as well art from around the world.

Sixth, It has come to my attention that many members are submitting poems for the featured poem contest with their names and copyright symbols in the poem text. This will cause the work to be disqualified.. Please pay close attention before submitting. A list of the guidelines can be found in the forum.

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site Happenings (05/12/2006)

First, with pleasure David R. Wood announces the release date of June 26th 2006 for his book entitled: The Adventures of Sir Gawain by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share David's work!

Second, Michael Meddings announces the release of his first book, entitled "Heartbeats of a fool" by www.PublishAmerica.com On June 26th. Congratulations, Michael!

Third, Kevin Dutton announces that his poem "No Sleep Tonight" will be featured in the June publication of Contemporary Rhyme Congrats Kevin!

Fourth, with pleasure Jillian Alexis announces her wedding. She's to be married June 30th.. Congrats Jillian.

Fifth, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the new issue of ScribeSpirit is now available and features work from poets here on site as well art from around the world.

Sixth, It has come to my attention that many members are submitting poems for the featured poem contest with their names and copyright symbols in the poem text. This will cause the work to be disqualified.. Please pay close attention before submitting. A list of the guidelines can be found in the forum.

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site Happenings (05/09/2006)

First, Michael Meddings announces the release of his first book, entitled "Heartbeats of a fool" by www.PublishAmerica.com On June 26th. Congratulations, Michael!

Second, Kevin Dutton announces that his poem "No Sleep Tonight" will be featured in the June publication of Contemporary Rhyme Congrats Kevin!

Third, with pleasure Jillian Alexis announces her wedding. She's to be married June 30th.. Congrats Jillian.

Fourth, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the new issue of ScribeSpirit is now available and features work from poets here on site as well art from around the world.

Fifth, with pleasure onloveswings announces the publication of his book entitled: On Loves Wings - Capture the Stars by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share onloveswings's work!


Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site Happenings (04/26/2006)

First, I would like to thank everyone who voiced their thoughts in the forum on the featured poem issue. I'm happy to announce the ban has been lifted!! Authors winning a Featured may submit to the contest again without delay.

Second,Passion Hawk announces that his poem I'm yours till the end of time will be featured in the may 12th publication of Cupids and Casanovas Congrats Steve!

Third, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the new issue of ScribeSpirit is now available and features work from poets here on site as well art from around the world.

Fourth, with pleasure onloveswings announces the publication of his book entitled: On Loves Wings - Capture the Stars by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share onloveswings's work!

Fifth, it is my honor to announce that the Sensual Sorceress, our Assistant Administrator, has been voted Poet of the Year at Poetry in A Cup! Come enjoy Jody's wonderful work and join us in congratulating her!

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site News (04/10/2006)

First, Passion Hawk announces that his poem I'm yours till the end of time will be featured in the may 12th publication of Cupids and Casanovas Congrats Steve!

Second , with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the new issue of ScribeSpirit is now available and features work from poets here on site as well art from around the world.

Third, Candice M. Martin announces she will be at the 2006 Poetry slam On April 6th, in Hutchinson, KS held at Hastings books. It is a benefit to raise funds for the Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence Center.

Fourth, with pleasure onloveswings announces the publication of his book entitled: On Loves Wings - Capture the Stars by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share onloveswings's work!

Fifth, it is my honor to announce that the Sensual Sorceress, our Assistant Administrator, has been voted Poet of the Year at Poetry in A Cup! Come enjoy Jody's wonderful work and join us in congratulating her!
Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site News! (03/21/2006)

First, with pleasure Jody Kuchar announces the new issue of ScribeSpirit is now available and features work from poets here on site as well art from around the world.

Second, Candice M. Martin announces she will be at the 2006 Poetry slam On April 6th, in Hutchinson, KS held at Hastings books. It is a benefit to raise funds for the Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence Center.

Third, with pleasure onloveswings announces the publication of his book entitled: On Loves Wings - Capture the Stars by PublishAmerica.com . Come join us in congratulating him and share onloveswings's work!

Fourth, it is my honor to announce that the Sensual Sorceress, our Assistant Administrator, has been voted Poet of the Year at Poetry in A Cup! Come enjoy Jody's wonderful work and join us in congratulating her!
Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site News! (03/11/2006)

First, it is my honor to announce that the Sensual Sorceress, our Assistant Administrator, has been voted Poet of the Year at Poetry in A Cup! Come enjoy Jody's wonderful work and join us in congratulating her!

Second, The staff wishes to announce that JamesO, has been voted third place in the Poet of the Year competition,atPoetry in A Cup! Come enjoy James' wonderful work and join us in congratulating him!

Third, Candice M. Martin announces her first speaking event to be held March 18, 2006 at "Girls Night Out", to be held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, KS from 5-11pm. She'll have a booth there and will be selling and signing books.

Fourth, Jim Dodge , announces publication of his "Royal Blood"In the May issue of Twisted Tongue Magazine. His ,"One Zombie too Many" will be in the August issue. Come enjoy Jim's work and join us in congratulating him!

Fifth, Markisha Bunn , announces the release date of her first book "Entangled Hearts" will be May 1, 2006"Come enjoy Markisha's work and join us in congratulating her!

Sixth, our Featured Poetry Contest Is Back by popular demand!!!!
The staff is pleased to announce that the featured poem contest will be open again on March 1, 2006. Please click here for the modified list of rules!

Last, but not least, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site Happenings! (02/16/2006)

First, Candice M. Martin announces her first speaking event to be held March 18, 2006 at "Girls Night Out", to be held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, KS from 5-11pm. She'll have a booth there and will be selling and signing books.

Second, Jim Dodge , announces publication of his "Royal Blood"In the May issue of Twisted Tongue Magazine. His ,"One Zombie too Many" will be in the August issue. Come enjoy Jim's work and join us in congratulating him!

Third, Markisha Bunn , announces the release date of her first book "Entangled Hearts" will be May 1, 2006"Come enjoy Markisha's work and join us in congratulating her!

Fourth, our Featured Poetry Contest Is Back by popular demand!!!!
The staff is pleased to announce that the featured poem contest will be open again on March 1, 2006. Please click here for the modified list of rules!

Fifth, an urgent reminder! "Plagiarize - To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source" - Merriam Webster Online.

The staff wishes to remind all members that anyone found to be plagiarizing the work of others is immediately eligible for suspension. This includes, poetry, prose, lyrics, quotes, pictures as well as midi's and all other digital files.

Identify your sources. Refer to the TOS for the rules. If you are unsure, contact a Moderator or Administrator. Our intention is to make Creative-Poems.com a safe and fun place. This is NOT a home for plagiarists!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Jolen.



Site Happenings! (02/05/2006)


First, Pamela Lamppa, announces publication of her book entitled "Castles in the Sand". You can get it right here!

Pamela also announces that her poem "Aroused" has been accepted for publication in the winter edition of Contemporary Rhyme. Come enjoy Pamela's work and join us in congratulating her!

Second, Zoocat, announces publication of her first book of poetry "When the Stars Wispered to the Moon", available on-line at Lulu . Come enjoy her work and join us in congratulating her!

Third, the membership of Creative-Poems.com offers our condolences to member Keesha and her family following the recent loss of her mother. Let's keep them all in our prayers.

Fourth Creative-Poems member James Lagoski announces publication of his compillation called, "Reflections, The Best of The Journey - So Far". This new book features 25 poems from his earlier four books as well feedback from Creative Poems' users. All five of James' books are available right here at Lulu.com. Come by and enjoy James' work!"

Fifth, Candice M. Martin is excited to announce her first signing, February 18, at the Hastings in Hutchinson, Kansas to celebrate her book of poetry called "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" available at PublishAmerica.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com . Come and meet her!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich



Site News! (01/25/2006)

First, the membership of Creative-Poems.com offers our condolences to member Keesha and her family following the recent loss of her mother. Let's keep them all in our prayers.

Second Creative-Poems member James Lagoski announces publication of his compillation called, "Reflections, The Best of The Journey - So Far". This new book features 25 poems from his earlier four books as well feedback from Creative Poems' users. All five of James' books are available right here at Lulu.com. Come by and enjoy James' work!"

Third, Candice M. Martin is excited to announce her first signing, February 18, at the Hastings in Hutchinson, Kansas to celebrate her book of poetry called "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" available at PublishAmerica.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com . Come and meet her!

Fourth, our congratulations go to Michael Meddings, on the acceptance of his book of romantic verse called "Heartbeats of a Fool" by PublishAmerica.com . Come sample his work and join us in congratulating him!

Fifth, Tracy Ball, announces the acceptance of her autobiography entitled "A Trip to Nowhere: An Unforgettable Journey" from PublishAmerica.com . Her book is due out in the spring. Come take a look at her work and congratulate her!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich



Site News! (01/13/2006)



First, our congratulations go to Michael Meddings, on the acceptance of his book of romantic verse called "Heartbeats of a Fool" by PublishAmerica.com . Come sample his work and join us in congratulating him!

Second, Tracy Ball, announces the acceptance of her autobiography entitled "A Trip to Nowhere: An Unforgettable Journey" from PublishAmerica.com . Her book is due out in the spring. Come take a look at her work and congratulate her!

Third, Graham Jones announces that his poem "A Mother's Fear" has been accepted for inclusion in the "British Isles Poets 2006 anthology." Graham wish to extend a special thanks to Creative-Poems members for their encouragement and to Michael Meddings and Cindy Bendel for referring him here. Come congratulate Graham and have a look at his writes!

Fourth, we extend our congratulations to Creative-Poems member Darren Scott, on the inclusion of his poem "Broken Flowers" in the "Poets of the British Isles - Anthology 2006". Says Darren, "I would like to thank everyone at CP for helping me get started in poetry and giving me the encouragement to continue writing." Come enjoy his work and join us in congratulating him!

Fifth, Candice M. Martin, announces the availability of her book of poetry called "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" by PublishAmerica.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com . Come and enjoy her work and join us in congratulating her!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich



Site Happenings! (01/08/2006)



First, we extend our congratulations to Creative-Poems member Darren Scott, on the inclusion of his poem "Broken Flowers" in the "Poets of the British Isles - Anthology 2006". Says Darren, "I would like to thank everyone at CP for helping me get started in poetry and giving me the encouragement to continue writing." Come enjoy his work and join us in congratulating him!

Second, Candice M. Martin, announces the availability of her book of poetry called "Petals of Life: A Survivor's Writings" by PublishAmerica.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com . Come and enjoy her work and join us in congratulating her!

Third, Creative-Poems member Barbara Demasson has been presented with an Award of Excellence certificate from the Poetry Instititue of Canada. The award was given, quote: "In appreciation of your high standard of poetry, submitted to our annual contests over the years. On each occasion your work was considered to be of high quality and was readily accepted for publication in our annual anthology of verse." Her work appears in five of their antholgies and her newest work, Harmony will appear in spring 2006. Come enjoy her work and join us in congratulating her!

Fourth, congratulations go to Creative-Poems member Markisha Bunn , on the acceptance of her book of poetry called "Entangled Hearts" by PublishAmerica.com . Have a look at her work and join us in congratulating her!

Fifth, Chicago Poetry confirmed that the work of Creative-Poems member Tessa will be included in their 2006 anthology. Come by, check out Tessa's work and join us in congratulating her!



All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich



Site Happenings! (12/30/2005)


***HAPPY NEW YEARS***
From all of us at Creative-Poems.com!



First, Creative-Poems member Barbara Demasson has been presented with an Award of Excellence certificate from the Poetry Instititue of Canada. The award was given, quote: "In appreciation of your high standard of poetry, submitted to our annual contests over the years. On each occasion your work was considered to be of high quality and was readily accepted for publication in our annual anthology of verse." Her work appears in five of their antholgies and her newest work, Harmony will appear in spring 2006. Come enjoy her work and join us in congratulating her!

Second, congratulations go to Creative-Poems member Markisha Bunn , on the acceptance of her book of poetry called "Entangled Hearts" by PublishAmerica.com . Have a look at her work and join us in congratulating her!

Third, Chicago Poetry confirmed that the work of Creative-Poems member Tessa will be included in their 2006 anthology. Come by, check out Tessa's work and join us in congratulating her!

Fourth, it is my honor to announce that Sensual Sorceress has accepted the position of Assistant Administrator of Creative-Poems.com. She is a skilled and published writer, and one of our most read poets. She brings a significant public relations background to the post as well as long experience with the people and issues of this website. We share a vision for the future of the site, and I believe she will well represent your needs as we consider the business requirements of the site. Join me in congratulating Jody!

Fifth, Sensual Sorceress announces the publication of her first book, entitled "Journeys of a Restless Soul - Poetry for People", by PublishAmerica.com . Her book is available now through the publisher as well as at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Journeys offers previously unpublished work as well as an opportunity to revisit some of the poems that have made the Sorceress one of our must read authors. Congratulations Jody!



All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich



Site News! (12/25/2005)


***HAPPY HOLIDAYS***
From all of us at Creative-Poems.com!



First, it is my honor to announce that the Sensual Sorceress has accepted the position of Assistant Administrator of Creative-Poems.com. She is a skilled and published writer, and one of our most read poets. She brings a significant public relations background to the post as well as long experience with the people and issues of this website. We share a vision for the future of the site, and I believe she will well represent your needs as we consider the business requirements of the site. Join me in congratulating Jody!

Second, Sensual Sorceress announces the publication of her first book, entitled "Journeys of a Restless Soul - Poetry for People", by PublishAmerica.com . Her book is available now through the publisher as well as at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Journeys offers previously unpublished work as well as an opportunity to revisit some of the poems that have made the Sorceress one of our must read authors. Congratulations Jody!

Third, join us in congratulating Creative-Poems member Diane Anjoue , on her acceptance to Chicago Poetry's 2006 anthology. Come congratulate Diane and enjoy some of her work!

Fourth, it's our pleasure to congratulate Creative-Poems member Art , who will be published in Chicago Poetry's 2006 upcoming anthology. Have a look at Art's work on our site and join us in congratulating him!

Fifth, Chicago Poetry confirmed that their 2006 anthology, due out in January, will include the work of Creative-Poems member Cindy Bendel. Check out Cindy's work and join us in congratulating her! We're very proud of you!

Sixth, Rosa Arlotto announces the acceptance of her new book, entitled "Record of a Modern Heart", published by www.PublishAmerica.com . The book is available there as well as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Chapters.com . Congratulations, Rosa!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich



Site News! (12/20/2005)


***HAPPY HOLIDAYS***
From all of us at Creative-Poems.com!



First, Sensual Sorceress announces the publication of her first book, entitled "Journeys of a Restless Soul - Poetry for People", by PublishAmerica.com . Her book is available now through the publisher as well as at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Journeys offers previously unpublished work as well as an opportunity to revisit some of the poems that have made the Sorceress one of our must read authors. Congratulations Jody!

Second, join us in congratulating Creative-Poems member Diane Anjoue , on her acceptance to Chicago Poetry's 2006 anthology. Come congratulate Diane and enjoy some of her work!

Third, it's our pleasure to congratulate Creative-Poems member Art , who will be published in Chicago Poetry's 2006 upcoming anthology. Have a look at Art's work on our site and join us in congratulating him!

Fourth, Chicago Poetry confirmed that their 2006 anthology, due out in January, will include the work of Creative-Poems member Cindy Bendel. Check out Cindy's work and join us in congratulating her! We're very proud of you!

Fifth, Rosa Arlotto announces the acceptance of her new book, entitled "Record of a Modern Heart", published by www.PublishAmerica.com . The book is available there as well as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Chapters.com . Congratulations, Rosa!

Sixth, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "A BaddBoy's Image: Words truly Written" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich



Site News! (12/14/2005)

Six Items for You!

First, it's our pleasure to congratulate Creative-Poems member Art , who will be published in Chicago Poetry's 2006 upcoming anthology. Have a look at Art's work on our site and join us in congratulating him!

Second, Chicago Poetry confirmed that their 2006 anthology, due out in January, will include the work of Creative-Poems member Cindy Bendel. Check out Cindy's work and join us in congratulating her! We're very proud of you!

Third, the members and staff of Creative-Poems wish to extend their condolences to FLETCH and his family following the passing of his father on December 5. Even the best words fail to render comfort in such times, but know we are thinking about you and offer up our prayers.

Fourth, Rosa Arlotto announces the acceptance of her new book, entitled "Record of a Modern Heart", published by www.PublishAmerica.com . The book is available there as well as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Chapters.com . Congratulations, Rosa!

Fifth, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "A BaddBoy's Image: Words truly Written" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!



Site News! (12/11/2005)

Six Items for You!

First, Chicago Poetry confirmed that their 2006 anthology, due out in January, will include the work of Creative-Poems member Cindy Bendel. Check out Cindy's work and join us in congratulating her! We're very proud of you!

Second, the members and staff of Creative-Poems wish to extend their condolences to FLETCH and his family following the passing of his father on December 5. Even the best words fail to render comfort in such times, but know we are thinking about you and offer up our prayers.

Third, for your convenience, you can now access us as www.cpoems.com. Naturally, you can still type out our wonderful site name if you wish!

Fourth, Rosa Arlotto announces the acceptance of her new book, entitled "Record of a Modern Heart", published by www.PublishAmerica.com . The book is available there as well as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Chapters.com . Congratulations, Rosa!

Fifth, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "A BaddBoy's Image: Words truly Written" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!



Site News! (12/06/2005)

Six Items for You!

First, the members and staff of Creative-Poems wish to extend their condolences to FLETCH and his family following the passing of his father on December 5. Even the best words fail to render comfort in such times, but know we are thinking about you and offer up our prayers.

Second, for your convenience, you can now access us as www.cpoems.com. Naturally, you can still type out our wonderful site name if you wish!

Third, Rosa Arlotto announces the acceptance of her new book, entitled "Record of a Modern Heart", published by www.PublishAmerica.com . The book is available there as well as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Chapters.com . Congratulations, Rosa!

Fourth, just a reminder that all correspondence to Administration via the Contact Form must include ALL information requested AND a valid email address. If you don't hear from us, your email address was probably rejected!

Fifth, a one-week Amnesty Period is hereby extended for anyone having several active user accounts with us. The Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) prohibits all users from having more than one account. If you are using more than one, you must immediately report your UserNames to the Administration. You are required to use the Contact Form, and move your work to your most recently created account.

Beginning December 8, 2005, all users with duplicate accounts risk having all their accounts deleted without notice. See the Forum for more details.

Sixth, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "A BaddBoy's Image: Words truly Written" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!



Site News! (12/02/2005)

Five Items for You!

First, Rosa Arlotto announces the acceptance of her new book, entitled "Record of a Modern Heart", published by www.PublishAmerica.com . The book is available there as well as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and Chapters.com . Congratulations, Rosa!

Second, just a reminder that all correspondence to Administration via the Contact Form must include ALL information requested AND a valid email address. If you don't hear from us, your email address was probably rejected!

Third, a one-week Amnesty Period is hereby extended for anyone having several active user accounts with us. The Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) prohibits all users from having more than one account. If you are using more than one, you must immediately report your UserNames to the Administration. You are required to use the Contact Form, and move your work to your most recently created account.

Beginning December 8, 2005, all users with duplicate accounts risk having all their accounts deleted without notice. See the Forum for more details.

Fourth, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "A BaddBoy's Image: Words truly Written" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

Fifth, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised relative to Personal Messages (PM's). See the Forum for details. PM's are just that, personal messages, and intended for this site only. Users are prohibited from circulating or posting the contents of site PM's without the permission of the author. This is consistent with the use of other digital files on our website.



All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!



Site News! (11/30/2005)

Five Items for You!

First, just a reminder that all correspondence to Administration via the Contact Form must include ALL information requested AND a valid email address. If you don't hear from us, your email address was probably rejected!

Second, a one-week Amnesty Period is hereby extended for anyone having several active user accounts with us. The Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) prohibits all users from having more than one account. If you are using more than one, you need to immediately report your UserNames to the Administration, using the Contact Form, and move your work to your most recently created account.

Beginning December 8, 2005, all users with duplicate accounts risk having all their accounts deleted without notice. See the Forum for more details.

Third, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "A BaddBoy's Image: Words truly Written" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

Fourth, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised relative to Personal Messages (PM's). See the Forum for details. PM's are just that, personal messages, and intended for this site only. Users are prohibited from circulating or posting the contents of site PM's without the permission of the author. This is consistent with the use of other digital files on our website.

Fifth, Ogham Publishing announces a Haiku competition, which includes cash, tropies, and a chance to be published in their 2006 Anthology. Check it out, there are other competitions as well!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!



Site News (11/23/2005)

Five Items for You!

First, Happy Thankgiving to all of you and your families from Creative-Poems.com! It feels appropriate to give thanks to all of you who continue to support this site and work so hard to keep it running smoothly. We wish you a safe and happy long weekend!

Second, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "Always from the Heart" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

Third, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised relative to Personal Messages (PM's). See the Forum for details. PM's are just that, personal messages, and intended for this site only. Users are prohibited from circulating or posting the contents of site PM's without the permission of the author. This is consistent with the use of other digital files on our website.

Fourth, Ogham Publishing announces a Haiku competition, which includes cash, tropies, and a chance to be published in their 2006 Anthology. Check it out, there are other competitions as well!

Fifth, join us here at C-P in wishing Moderator Jillian Alexis a speedy recovery from illness and personal hardship. Your healing thoughts and prayers are appreciated! Let's remember her!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!



Site News! (11/01/2005)

Five Items for You!

First, JohnnyKatt announces the acceptance of his first book, entitled "Always from the Heart" by www.PublishAmerica.com . He writes, "I am very grateful for everyone that has read, commented, criticized, asked for more, and who have supported me. I send you lots of love." Congratulations, John!

Second, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised relative to Personal Messages (PM's). See the Forum for details. PM's are just that, personal messages, and intended for this site only. Users are prohibited from circulating or posting the contents of site PM's without the permission of the author. This is consistent with the use of other digital files on our website.

Third, Ogham Publishing announces a Haiku competition, which includes cash, tropies, and a chance to be published in their 2006 Anthology. Check it out, there are other competitions as well!

Fourth, join us here at C-P in wishing Moderator Jillian Alexis a speedy recovery from illness and personal hardship. Your healing thoughts and prayers are appreciated! Let's remember her!

Fifth, Moderators note a private forum is opened for our use to discuss issues, questions, and concerns.

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!



Site News! (10/23/2005)
Five Items for You!

First, join us here at C-P in wishing Moderator Jillian Alexis a speedy recovery from illness and personal hardship. Your healing thoughts and prayers are appreciated! Let's remember her!

Second, Moderators note a private forum is opened for our use to discuss issues, questions, and concerns.

Third, Michelle and Nathaniel would like to announce to all our Creative Poems family that we have decided we want to be together forever and are now happily engaged.

Michelle says: "I feel like im the luckiest person alive, and im really glad im engaged to Nate. I'm happy, the happiest I've honestly ever been. I feel safe now, and like I actually have a future, and I know that there is no one else I would rather spend my life with. I have everything now that I could have ever asked for and more."

Nathaniel says: "I know I really am blessed to have such an amazing and beautiful young lady as my bride to be, the road hasn't always been easy but some times it's the things that are hardest in life that are most worth it. I really feel complete now and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. I would like to take a second to thank everyone that has really stuck by us and also to thank Richard for allowing us to share our news with all of you today."

Fourth, Tracy Ball would like to announce publication of her second book, entitled "Silent Wispers: Poetry from the Soul". The release date is set for December 5, 2005. Within, you'll find poems previously posted here as well as new writes! The book will be available from www.PublishAmerica.com , www.Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com . Congratulations, Tracy!

Fifth, it is our pleasure to announce that Barbara Demasson has been accepted by the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild to attend their "Writer's Experience". A professional poet will be attending this workshop along with a small group of other writers chosen from the province. Congratulations, Barbara!

All are encouraged to send newsworthy items to Rich!


Site News (10/14/2005)
Five Items for You!

First, it is our pleasure to announce that Barbara Demasson has been accepted by the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild to attend their "Writer's Experience". A professional poet will be attending this workshop along with a small group of other writers chosen from the province. Congratulations, Barbara!

Second, is our huge honor to thank both Sandy Hradil and Sherri Emily for their permission to use their wonderful SIG image libraries.

These are pre-loaded images within our site that you may link to and use on our pages. Although you are not required to in this case, it's good practice to show your appreciation to them as you should any other artists, by including their names in your "About" section.

Third, with regret I announce the resignation of Barbara Demasson . Barbara has worked hard as your Assistant Administrator for over a year. A tireless worker, one who always stepped up to the plate to give her full contribution. Barbara has served her term and now wishes to get back to her wonderful writing. This is a taxing position, folks, and we can only ask just so much of our best writers before they deserve a chance to rest and just enjoy the poetry that brought us all here. Creative-Poems.com owes her a tremendous debt of gratitude. Join me in thanking her!

Fourth, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised.

Users are required to identify the owner of any content (including, text, lyrics, poetry, images, or music) they type, link to, or upload to our website. In the latter case, they must also prove they have the permission of the owner. This information goes in the "About" area. This applies to new and old work. This is a condition of Service.

Users of images within the SIG's of Sandy Hradil or Sherri Emily are, of course, exempt from this condition as they have granted our users permission to use their work here. We would encourage you to thank them anyway in your "About".

Don't wait to comply, particularly if a large number of items are involved. New work will be screened closely for violations and warnings will be issued. Ultimately, accounts will be at risk of suspension for non-compliance. Treat other artists as you would wish them to treat you. Check the Forum for additional discussion.

Fifth and finally, Gold Dust Magazine is looking for submissions into their 2006 Calendar.

All are encouraged to send worthy news to Administration!


Site News (10/12/2005)
Five Items for You!

First, is our huge honor to thank both Sandy Hradil and Sherri Emily for their permission to use their wonderful SIG image libraries.

These are pre-loaded images within our site that you may link to and use on our pages. Although you are not required to in this case, it's good practice to show your appreciation to them as you should any other artists, by including their names in your "About" section.

Second, with regret I announce the resignation of Barbara Demasson . Barbara has worked hard as your Assistant Administrator for over a year. A tireless worker, one who always stepped up to the plate to give her full contribution. Barbara has served her term and now wishes to get back to her wonderful writing. This is a taxing position, folks, and we can only ask just so much of our best writers before they deserve a chance to rest and just enjoy the poetry that brought us all here. Creative-Poems.com owes her a tremendous debt of gratitude. Join me in thanking her!

Third, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised.

Users are required to identify the owner of any content (including, text, lyrics, poetry, images, or music) they type, link to, or upload to our website. In the latter case, they must also prove they have the permission of the owner. This information goes in the "About" area. This applies to new and old work. This is a condition of Service.

Users of images within the SIG's of Sandy Hradil or Sherri Emily are, of course, exempt from this condition as they have granted our users permission to use their work here. We would encourage you to thank them anyway in your "About".

Don't wait to comply. Violators will have one warning and risk having their accounts suspended and ultimately deleted for non-compliance. Treat other artists as you would wish them to treat you. Check the Forum for details.

Third, we want to announce that we have added two new Moderators: Keri and TRACYF . Volunteers like these make this site happen. Please join us in welcoming these wonderful souls!

Fourth and finally, Gold Dust Magazine is looking for submissions into their 2006 Calendar.

Please visit their great website for details!



Site News (10/11/2005)
Four Items for You!

First, with regret I announce the resignation of Barbara Demasson . Barbara has worked hard as your Assistant Administrator for over a year. A tireless worker, one who always stepped up to the plate to give her full contribution. Barbara has served her term and now wishes to get back to her wonderful writing. This is a taxing position, folks, and we can only ask just so much of our best writers before they deserve a chance to rest and just enjoy the poetry that brought us all here. Creative-Poems.com owes her a tremendous debt of gratitude. Join me in thanking her!

Second, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised.

Users are required to identify the owner of any content (including, text, lyrics, poetry, images, or music) they type, link to, or upload to our website. In the latter case, they must also prove they have the permission of the owner. This information goes in the "About" area. This applies to new and old work. This is a condition of Service.

Don't wait to comply. Violators will have one warning and risk having their accounts suspended and ultimately deleted for non-compliance. Treat other artists as you would wish them to treat you. Check the Forum for details.

Third, we want to announce that we have added two new Moderators: Keri and TRACYF . Volunteers like these make this site happen. Please join us in welcoming these wonderful souls!

Fourth and finally, Gold Dust Magazine is looking for submissions into their 2006 Calendar.

Please visit their great website for details!



Site News (10/08/2005)
Four Items for You!

First, be aware the Terms of Service Agreement (TOS) has been revised.

Users are required to identify the owner of any images or music they link or upload to our website. In the latter case, they must also prove they have the permission of the owner. This applies to new and old work. This is a condition of Service. Violators will have their accounts suspended. Check the Forum for details.

Secondly, we want to announce that we have added two new Moderators: Keri and TRACYF . Volunteers like these make this site happen. Please join us in welcoming these wonderful souls!

Third, the poem category Historical has been added, and "Old West" placed within. Feel free to post in the appropriate Forum thread with your suggestions for Historical sub-categories as well as other categories. Thanks to Williamgoldenpen for the suggestion.

Fourth and finally, Gold Dust Magazine is looking for submissions into their 2006 Calendar.

Please visit their great website for details!








Site News (10/06/2005)
Three Items for You!

First, moderators are needed, be sure an check out the "Opportunities" thread on our Forum!

Secondly, we've received notice that Gold Dust Magazine is looking for submissions into their 2006 Calendar.

Please visit their great website for details!


Third, on behalf of the members of Creative-Poem.com I want to express my gratitude to Dennis O'Gorman for his help during this transition. It's been a pleasure, Dennis!

Saturday will be Dennis' last day in Admininstration, I hope you all will thank him for his good work here and twist his arm to start writing more! Don't be a stranger, Dennis!


New Owner (10/03/2005)
I would personally like to welcome you to a new Creative-Poems.com.

The transfer of ownership of the web site is completed now, and I want to thank Dennis O’Gorman for providing us all with this huge opportunity to keep our community alive. It is by his hand this came to be and through our hands now that we keep it afloat in the future.

There are endless possibilities here, for sharing, improving our skills, and advancing the art of writing. I believe in the power of this community to help us all get where we want to go with our skills and in life. I am depending on each of you to help with the effort and have fun while we do it. This will never happen without your continued dedication to this site.

Let us dig in now, make some adjustments, and make new friends. Let’s make this the most creative, fun, and friendliest place we know!

Write On!

Rich

Richard M. Irwin
Owner/Administrator
Creative-Poems.com


Important Notice - New Ownership (09/28/2005)


9/28/05 - New Update

Creative-Poems.com Will Not Be Closing! Tell Your Friends.

Dear Members,

I am pleased to announce that Creative-Poems.com will remain open and be changing ownership and administrative structure.

The cookie glitch is fixed. Anyone having trouble logging in, you must clear your Internet cookies for the site to work.

We will let you know when this transaction is completed.

Your patience and cooperation during this period will be greatly appreciated.

Please stand by!

Regards,
Dennis O’Gorman
President



Anniversary! (09/01/2005)
Happy Three Year Anniversary, another year gone by.


No Updates (05/10/2005)
No Updates


Happy Mother's Day (05/07/2005)
Creative Poems administrators and moderators would like to extend a very special Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms who belong to or visit the site.


Additions To The CP Team (04/17/2005)
We are pleased to announce that two new moderators have been chosen to work on the Creative-Poems team.

A sincere welcome is extended to the new moderators, Lynn Cowman and Cynthia Jones.

We wish to thank all of the applicants for the great response. It is wonderful to see that so many are willing to help maintain the site.

Administration



No more moderator applications (04/11/2005)
A moderator will be chosen by the end of the week.


Moderator Needed (04/07/2005)
Creative-Poems has an opening for a moderator.

A moderator is required to read at least five hundred poems per month. Please take this into consideration before volunteering.

Please answer the questions below when applying for the position. The answers will help administration choose suitable candidates for this position.

Why do you want to be a moderator?

How many poems (approx.) do you think you read per month?

How many hours are you on per day?

How many days are you on per week?

When are you available to begin as moderator?

Please use the "contact us" form on the left hand side to apply.

Administration


Update (03/31/2005)

Dear Members,

I would like to thank the membership for expressing their love and dedication to Creative-Poems by way of correspondence, poems, and the financial support that was needed to pay the taxes.

I have decided to keep the site up and running for three months as a trial run to see if the interest and support of the premium membership is consistent.

I am pleased to announce that a new programmer is in place and changes will be evident within the next few weeks.

Please watch for information regarding the start date to send premium membership fees. Please DO NOT send them until you see the start date/ information posted on the home page.

Once again thank you all for your support.

Sincerely
DKO


Important Message (03/20/2005)
I am sorry to inform you that Creative-Poems.com may close down. We no longer have a programmer and I have a lot of personal and financial issues going on. Without a programmer I can't get the premium membership service up and to get a new programmer it would cost a lot of money, which I don't have. I also owe over $1000.00 in state corporation taxes for the site, which I have to pay out of my own pocket. So to keep this site running is just not worth it to me anymore. I am sorry for those who are saddened by this news. I will keep you updated of when the site will close. It will not be until Mid April or May. I want everyone to be able to make backups of their work.


Update (02/09/2005)
Update:
2/9/05 – WYSIWYG Editor is fixed. Stats are fixed. You can now use all the cool features of the WYSIWYG Editor. Please read the help manual to learn how to use all the features.


New Site (02/07/2005)

Welcome to the New Creative-Poems.com.

Everyone has a week free trial. We still are in beta testing status, so you will come across some bugs/glitches. Let us know if you come across any. Please post all errors, bugs or glitches in the forum under Support/ Beta Site.

Thanks, hope you enjoy the new site.

Important:

If your poems are all in paragraphs and not formatted correctly you must do the following:
Go to “Manage” on your control panel (to your right). Once Mange section opens click on “Convert Poems to Proper Format”, which is on the top of the page. This will convert all your poems back to the way they were formatted.

To learn how to use the WYSIWYG Editor, please read the “WYSIWYG Help Manual” located on top of the WYSIWYG Editor.
Or go to: http://www.creative-poems.com/wysiwyg.html
(The WYSIWYG Editor is used to Add Poems, Compose Private Messages, and Post Forum Threads, etcetera)

You can do so much with the WYSIWYG Editor if you read the manual.

Regards,
Administration


Important Message! (02/02/2005)
Dear members,

I would like to inform you that Creative-Poems will be shut down for several hours on Sunday, February 6, 2005 starting at 3:00pm EST. We will be upgrading to the new Premium site. It is very important that you backup all of your poems. We will not be held responsible for any lose of poetry during this upgrade process. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

We also need volunteer raters if you want to bring back the Featured Poems section. If you would like to be a rater please e-mail me using the contact form. Raters would start rating on Monday February 7, 2005. Moderators / Admins cannot be raters. We have changed the Featured Poems System so that we may have variety of poetry types. The more raters, the better the results.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman

*Please pass on this message to other members!


THANK YOU! (01/29/2005)
Hello everyone,

I would like to take a moment here, and extend my thanks for all of the kindness and warm sentiments for myself and my family. During the recent loss of a family member. I appreciate all of the concerns, comments, poems, etc, during this trying time. It certainly shows what a warm family we have here.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman


Important Message (01/22/2005)
Dear members,

I will be away on bereavement from Monday, January 24th through to Saturday January 29th. I will not be at the site or dealing with any site related business during this time, subsequently, the launch of the new site has been postponed until the following week. Thank you for understanding.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman


Important Message (01/20/2005)
Dear members,

I would like to inform you that Creative-Poems will be shut down for several hours on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 starting at 12:00pm est. We will be upgrading to the new Premium site. It is very important that you backup all of your poems. We will not be held responsible for any lose of poetry during this upgrade process. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman


2005 (01/01/2005)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!


December, 2004 Newsletter (12/24/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our December, 2004 Newsletter


November, 2004 Newsletter (11/26/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our November, 2004 Newsletter


Featured Poems Section Closed! (11/11/2004)
Hello everyone,

The Featured Poems Award section will be discontinued until further notice, due to an overwhelming amount of complaints, which I am tired of. This will take place within the next 24 hours. You will no longer be able to submit your poems to the featured poems section.

Thank you, have a nice day.

Dennis


No Updates (11/05/2004)
No Updates


Two Moderators Wanted (10/30/2004)
Hello Everyone,

Creative-Poems has openings for two moderator positions. A moderator is required to read at least five hundred poems per month. Please take this into consideration before volunteering.

Please answer the questions below when applying for the position. The answers will help administration choose suitable candidates for these two positions.

Why do you want to be a moderator?

How many poems (approx.) do you think you read per month?

How many hours are you on per day?

How many days are you on per week?

When are you available to begin as moderator?

Please use the contact us form on the left hand side to apply.


Server Maintenance (10/25/2004)
Dear Members,

Due to server maintenance that must be performed by our hosting company, the site will be offline for 20-30 minutes between the hours of 12:00am and 6:00am CDT on Friday, October 29th.

Thank You.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Regards,
Administration


Important Message (10/20/2004)
Dear members,

This is to inform you that due to personal issues our programmer is experiencing, the new site will not be available until an unknown date in November. Unfortunately, he will not be available to work on the site until then. This is not something that was foreseen or anything that we have any control over. We apologize for any inconvenience and/or frustration this delay may cause.

Regards,
Administration

(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our October, 2004 Newsletter


October, 2004 Newsletter (10/18/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our October, 2004 Newsletter


Poem Referral (10/17/2004)
I read this poem by Barbara, which I thought was very good and funny. I enjoyed it all the way through. So now I am referring it to all of you. Click Below to Read.

The Inebriated Vampire (Halloween fun)


New Site (10/10/2004)
Once again the new site released date has changed. We currently have to many glitches for the site to be launched. We do not have a new date as of now, please check back later this week and we should have a new launch date.


New Site (10/08/2004)
This is an introduction to the new site, which will be different from that you are all used to for several reasons. There will be two meberships offered, free and premium and it will load and run much faster. The whole site was completely rebuilt and there will be many glitches to work out. The question commonly asked has been, “What happens to my profile, poems with pictures and/or music, fonts, colors, if I do not upgrade to the Premium membership?” If you decide not to upgrade, your profile and poems will still load but will NOT display pictures, fonts, or colors. (The HTML that you entered will be displayed) If you do not plan on upgrading we will have a tool to make it is easy to cleanup your html. Listed below are only a few new features of the new site, scheduled to launch on October 11th but this date is subject to change, without notice. The cost to be a Premium Member is $6.00 a month. You can pay monthly or pay for 3 months, 6 months and possibly a year.

Free Members:

Free members cannot use HTML anywhere on the site; if they try it will just show the code.

Standard font and size on everything.

On the main page we will display the last 25 poems and poets added to the site.

New Featured Poems Section:
There is now going to be 20-featured poems chosen, consisting of ten poems that rhyme and ten that are non-rhyming. Raters will only see text version poems. They still will not know who the author is. When a member wins a featured poem award they will not be able to win again for three weeks.

A new section called, “Poems with few comments” will be displayed on the left side a new section. This section will show 10 different poems every time you change a page and display poems that are without comments or have a low number of comments.

Also displayed on the left side will be, “Random Authors” which lists 10 random authors every time you change a page.

Favorite poets and poems section has a provision that will have the system PM or e-mail you when your favorites poets add a new poem. You have the option of displaying your favorite poems and/or authors on this page.

Blocking – You will have the option of blocking members from commenting on your poems and/or private messaging service on the site.

Poem Title Colors:
Poem titles you have read will have a gray background.

Titles you have not read will have a white background.

Titles that have been edited will have a blue background.

Align your poem - left, right, or center. (Text Mode Only)

Poem preview makes it possible to view your poem before posting.

You can add five poems per day

Text only version: Option of switching from graphics to text version if you don’t want to see the pictures, colors and hear music.

Display your number of award in your profile.

Inbox hold 50 messages, you can draft a message to send later.

Premium Members:

Everything Free Members have.

Easily add backgrounds, pictures and music. Change alignments, fonts, font size, font colors, to your poems, profiles. Private Messages and forum posts. (Some sections are limited of what you can use) You don’t have to know HTML, but you can use HTML if you want to. (It’s just like using Microsoft Word)

Use HTML just about anywhere.

Add backgrounds, images and sigs from our huge selection or you can use any other sites URL.

Add voice to your poems, record your poem and let people listen to the way you say it.
Know who has your poems as their favorite poems.

Know who has you as their favorite poets.

Your name will be displayed on the ‘Who’s Online’ is a bold gray.

Inbox holds 200 messages.

Your poems will have a gold star next to them.

Save unfinished poems for a later time. The poem will be saved as usual, but will remain invisible to others until you decide to post them.

CBox: Chat box displays on every page. Turn CBox on/off in "Edit Profile".

Uncloak / Cloak: Choose to be seen or not while visiting the site.

Random Premium Members – Displays ten random premium members each time you change the page.

Poems Display List – You can add up to three poems from old to new each day to a special display section.

Add eight poems per day.

Many more features to come!


New Site (09/29/2004)
The new site release date has been changed to October 11th. This should be the last date change.


Important Message (09/21/2004)
Dear members,

I know at times, this site can be very frustrating because of how slow it runs. Hopefully October 1st, 2004 we will be launching the NEW Creative-Poems.com with the premium membership option. The new site will run much fast for all members. The site has been completely rebuilt and is currently in beta testing. Please bear with us and soon we will be better then ever.

Regards,
Dennis O’Gorman


(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our September, 2004 Newsletter


September 2004 Newsletter (09/19/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our September, 2004 Newsletter


Contest Winners! (09/12/2004)
Dear Members,

I would like to take this time to announce the winners of our Second Annual Anniversary Poetry Contest. First place winner is Mr. Bruce Peaslee, with his poem, "A Poet Finds a Home". Second place winner is Jennifer 3/21/79, with her poem, "Friends Turn into Family". Congratulations to you both on winning and submitting such outstanding poems.

Our many thanks go out to the members that submitted poems for the contest. There were twenty-eight entries this year and each one was great. It was a tough decision to make!

Once again, congratulations to Mr. Bruce Peaslee and Jennifer 3/21/79!

Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman
Creative-Poems.com


Contest Ends (09/10/2004)
Our Second Annual Poetry Contest has ended. Please watch for results on Sunday night, September 12th.


I'm Back! (08/30/2004)
Dear Members,

I am back from vacation and I had a great time! The contact form, emails and my PM will be enabled shortly.

Thank you, Dennis


I'm on vacation! (08/19/2004)
Dear Members,

I am on vacation from August 19-August 30. The contact form and support e-mails has been disabled while I am gone, please DO NOT e-mail or PM me while I am away. If anyone has trouble accessing their account during my absence, I will not be able to help until I return. I'm sorry for any inconvenience. Assistant Admin, Barbara Demasson will be in charge while I am away. Feel free to contact her or any one of the moderators, they will be happy to assist you. Contributors names will be posted when I return. Thank you.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman
President


(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our August 2004 Newsletter


New Server (07/23/2004)
Creative-poems.com has moved to a new server. It will take 24 hours or so for the DNS to refresh and the url www.creative-poems.com to work again. Please note that you will probably have to login again at the new site, this is normal.


July 2004 Newsletter (07/15/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our July 2004 Newsletter


June 2004 Newsletter (06/27/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our June 2004 Newsletter


100% restored! (06/24/2004)
The site is now restored 100%
Thank you all who have donated, without you this wouldn’t be possible.


Still not working 100% (06/21/2004)
Hello,

Welcome Back. We are still having lots of problems. Everything is scattered all over the site. You will see things where they don't belong. We are having trouble fixing this, so please bare with us.

For Example: Who's Online is appearing under featured poems, featured poems is appearing under categories. Same thing for several others. Your inbox will say you have a lot of messages but that is the number of members.

We have spent so far $450.00 on repairing this site. We do not know when this will be fixed.

Regards,
Dennis


Problems Continue (06/17/2004)
Sorry everyone, looks like we will be down for a few days.

We have tried everything and nothing has been successful.

The server needs a complete reinstall.

This is going to cost over $250.00,
depending on how long they work on the server.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

I will keep you updated.

Some members asked if they could make a donation to help restore the site.
Click on "Make a Donation" to your right tomake a donation using Paypal or Credit Card.
Thank for your support.


We're Back! (06/16/2004)
Welcome Back Everyone. We had some major server issues, but we are back up. Thank you for your patience.


May, 2004 Newsletter (05/16/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our May, 2004 Newsletter


quizilla.com (05/02/2004)
You may have noticed that images on your some profiles are not loading. That's is because quizilla.com changes their site. The image links you are using are no longer valid and show a red X. Please everyone that uses quizilla.com check your profiles to see if the images are loading. If they are not please remove the HTML tag you have entered in your profile. We should not see red X's.


Thank You (04/29/2004)
My many thanks goes out to all of those who have donated for the month of May. Due to the donations, you have allowed the opportunity for this site to remain open for another month. Any further donations will go towards the month of June.


April, 2004 Newsletter (04/11/2004)
(Note: Link removed) Click Here to Read Our April, 2004 Newsletter


Message (04/10/2004)
Dear members,

Please take into consideration that all members are welcome to our site. Just because they don't post poems doesn't mean they are not welcomed here.

Regards,
Administration


CBox is Disabled (04/05/2004)
Hello Everyone,

Due to the total lack of respect from some teens the CBox has been disabled. They just didn't seem to listen and thought the CBox was a place to find love, start fights, use a lot of profanity and disrespect adults. The CBox may return but we are not sure when. The CBox will be available for Premium Members only.

The CBox should have only been used to talk to other member's about poetry, publishing, ideas, and help one another regarding anything related to the site and should not have been used to advertise their own poems.

Regards,
Administration


Premium Membership (04/02/2004)
(note: Poll removed)

By becoming a Premium Member you will be supporting the continued growth, development and efficiency of this community.

Creative-Poems Premium Membership for $6.00 per month.

You will receive the following for Premium Membership:

WYSIWYG – Add images, colors, backgrounds, change the font, font size, font color, change alignment, bold, underline and add music to your poems without knowing HTML. (Note: HTML will not be allowed for Free Members.)

HTML – If you know html you don’t have to use the WYSIWYG for your poems.

Choose from our selection of background and sigs.

Find out who is reading your poems.

Find out what members added your poems to their favorites list.

Add up to three poems to the Display List (old or new poems).

Your name will appear in color on the Who’s Online list.

Premium Icon will show next to your poems.

Add more poems per day.

No Ads.

Record your voice to your poems (gives the option for member to read or listen to your poems).

Work in Progress Section (store unfinished poems without publishing).

CBox – Chat with other premium members. (Will only be available to Premium Members)

Delete your own comments.

Cloak yourself (option of not being shown online).

Notification of when your favorite poet adds new poems.

And more to come…

You will be able to pay by all major credit cards, paypal, money order and check.

Premium Memberships will not be available until mid summer.


New Feature: (03/31/2004)
Hello everyone,

I would like to introduce our newest feature called “CBox”. The CBox is used to communicate with everyone that is online. Chat with others while reading poems and surfing our site. Talk about poems you just read and discuss your likes and dislikes. You can help new members who are not familiar with Creative-Poems or anyone that has a question that you know the answer to.

CBox is not used to advertise your own poems. Absolutely NO Profanity is allowed when using CBox. If profanity is used by a member that member will be suspended immediately after being noticed. The CBox is not used for private conversations; remember everyone that enters Creative-Poem will see the Cbox. If you would like to chat one on one, please use our Chatroom and/or Private Message Features

We are still working on the CBox and trying to fix the few concerns some members have.

Regards,
Administration


Reminder (03/29/2004)
Hello Everyone,

Please remember when entering your poems for the Features Poems List, you cannot have your name in the text area of the poem. We cannot know whom we are ratting. Any poem that contains the authors name will automatically be disqualified.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Regards,
Administration


Categories Update (03/25/2004)
Hello everyone,

You can now see and change the category of all your poems at one time. Please go to “Manage Poems” to do that. For each poem change the category from the drop down list to the category your poems should be in. Then go to the bottom and click on update. Remember to keep all explicit/Adult Poems in the proper categories or they will be removed without notice.

Dennis


Site Changes (03/19/2004)
We have added a Short Stories and Lyrics section.

We have added several new categories to the site. When you get a chance please move your poems to the proper category of your choice. We are trying to make Creative-Poems more organized. We want members to be able to go straight to the poems they want to read. If you have any category ideas, please post them to the forum. We changed our posting limit to five (5) poems a day (not per category).

Most of your poems are in the "General Category." To move your poem to a different category please do the following.

Login and click on Manage Poems. Then find the poem you want to move on your list and click edit. Now change the category to the category that best fits your poem and then click save at the bottom of the screen.

Explicit Poems and Adult Poems CANNOT be moved out of their categories. If they are moved they will be delete without notice.


New Categories & Posting Limit (03/18/2004)
Hello Everyone,

I have decided to start adding more categories to this site. This way visitor can go straight to the category they want to read poems on. The following changes have been made. Member may now only post five (5) poems a day (not per category). Once the Premium option is available, Premium members will be able to post more then five (5) poems a day. We will be tracking IP’s and investigating those who we suspect have more then one (1) account. If a member is found that he/she has more then one (1) account, the newest account will be removed without notice.

I have also decided to bring back Short Stories and have a Lyrics section. I need your help in deciding which other categories I should add. Please go to the forum where I have posted this same message and list a few categories and I will pick from your list.

Thank you.

Regards,
Dennis O’Gorman


New Chat Room (03/06/2004)
Dear members,

I would like to announce the Grand Opening of our New Chat Room. The New Chat Room has tons of new features, I hope you all will enjoy. Members can now create their own chats as Public or Private rooms. The chat room also has a built live private messaging system and tons of more features. Try it out and talk live with your fellow members.


Click Here to Enter the New Chat Room


Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman


Thank You For Your Support! (02/20/2004)
Dear Members,

I would like to take this time and thank all of you that have donated for March 2004. We have reached the needed amount to stay running for that month. I really appreciate all of your help and support. I would like to make a special thank you to Nathan (Poetic Soldier) for donating $105.00 for March; without that we might have not reach the needed amount.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman
President


Important Updates (01/30/2004)
Dear Members,

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the explicit category and the opening of the Adult category.

After a member made allegations that this site was in violation of certain laws, and threatened to have Creative-Poems charged and prosecuted, we felt it only proper to close the explicit category down and conduct an investigation into these matters. Due to the extensive research in regards to the laws, we have found it necessary to implement new procedures in order for this site to remain in compliance with federal and state laws.

The new procedures are as follows:

Explicit Category: Poems that may be offensive, vulgar, intense use of profanity and violent poems must be placed within this category. Any poems containing contents of violent nature, such as threats to another's life or threats to cause bodily harm to a named another maybe deemed illegal and punishable by law. These poems will be deleted immediately with or without further notice.

Adult Category: Any and all sexually explicit poems must be placed in this category. Members under the age of 18 are strictly prohibited from posting and viewing within this category. Age verification will be required before entering and posting these types of poems. Any member that provides false or inaccurate age and birth date information will be immediately removed and banned from this site, and all submitted poems will be deleted permanently without notice.

Age Verification: All members must submit and update their true and correct age with birth date. Members will have the option of keeping this information private from other members. Any member found to be providing false or inaccurate age and birth date information will be immediately removed and banned from the site, and all submitted poems will be deleted permanently without notice.

To update everyone, these past few weeks we have been policing through the explicit category, moving poems to their proper places, and removing any poems that may be deemed illegal. I would like to take this moment to apologize to any members that may have had a poem removed due to violent content directed to an un-named other. Some poems that contained violence towards an un-named other may have been removed prior to the conclusion of our investigation into this matter.

Please be aware that any sexually explicit poems submitted by members under the age of 18 have been removed and will not be accepted if re-submitted. A lock will be placed on any adult poem submission that does not have an age verification.

Most importantly, due to the new procedures that have been implemented, we have sustained a higher expense in order to remain in compliance with all laws. The account funds are dangerously low at this time for the month of February. If worse comes to worse, I will close the site down come March and remain closed until I can save enough money to operate and maintain the site once again.

In closing, if we do not have the full cooperation of the members in regards to Age Verification procedure, we will be forced to permanently close the Adult category and all sexually explicit poems will no longer be accepted.

We do apologize for any and all inconvenience this has caused members, but we do appreciate your patience and cooperation.

The decisions made on these new procedures are deemed final by the Administration, and are not up for discussion. These have been made to guarantee that we remain in compliance with any and all laws.

Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman
President


Profile Pictures (01/15/2004)
Dear Members,

Due to the numerous inappropriate pictures being posted on profiles, we have created a new system for monitoring the profiles. Effective immediately, any picture submitted for your profile must be reviewed and accepted by the Administration before it will be added.

In accordance with the Terms Of Service, Creative-Poems.com gives each author the choice to post his/her picture to his or her profile. All images are required to be of good taste. Pornography, nudity and partial nudity are strictly forbidden!

Your time and consideration are greatly appreciate with this matter.

Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman
President


Site Reopening (01/13/2004)
Dear members,

Welcome back! We are looking forward to a fresh beginning for all. Hope you all relaxed during our break and are ready to post your poems.

*It has been recently brought to our attention that poems containing any threats to cause bodily harm to another are deemed illegal and punishable by the law. We are now in the process of policing through all poems to have these removed.

The Explicit category has been disabled until further notice due to this ongoing investigation. Please be aware that your poems are being stored and will remain intact. You will have a notice saying that your poem does not exist, it is there! It will only be removed if it contains content of violence against another.

At this time, explicit poems will not be accepted for submission. They will be deleted immediately without further notice. We do appreciate your cooperation in this matter and apologize for any inconvenience.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman
President


Explicit Poems (12/23/2003)
Dear Members,

It has been recently brought to our attention that poems containing any threats to cause bodily harm to another are deemed illegal and punishable by the law. We are now in the process of policing through all poems to have these removed.

The Explicit category has been disabled until further notice due to this ongoing investigation. Please be aware that your poems are being stored and will remain intact. You will have a notice saying that your poem does not exist, it is there! It will only be removed if it contains content of violence against another.

At this time, explicit poems will not be accepted for submission. They will be deleted immediately without further notice. We do appreciate your cooperation in this matter and apologize for any inconvenience.

Creative-Poems.com will be closing for three - five days on January 9th, late PM. All your poems will be the way you left them when we reopen the site.

Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman


Amazon.com & 1-800-flowers.com (11/04/2003)
Dear Members,

The holidays are upon us once again! Tis the time to begin shopping for gifts and send flowers to family and friends.

Do you ever shop online? Do you ever use Amazon.com to purchase gifts or products?

Do you ever send flowers to a loved one or friend through 1-800-flowers.com?

If so, you can help. Whenever you plan to purchase from one of those two places, please use the link provided on our site to enter Amazon.com or 1-800-flowers.com.

Simply click on the ads within our site; it will take you straight there. Should you choose to buy from Amazon.com or 1-800-flowers.com using our site, Creative-Poems will receive a small commission percentage that will go to Creative-Poems donations to help Creative-Poems stay running. Thank you for your support.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman


Site Changes (10/31/2003)
Dear Members:

I have already gotten several complaints about the new "Who's Online." The reason it is no longer listing names on the right hand side is because I need to make room for advertising. We are not getting enough donations to keep the site ad free. In order for me to collect money for ads I need to have them in a good spot. I am trying my best to keep this site running. There will be several format changes do to advertising.


Contest Winners! (10/20/2003)

Creative-Poems.com 2003 Anniversary Contest Winners published in Skyline Magazine has been released.

As you all know, due to the outstanding efforts of our poets. I have selected two first place winners in our First Annual Anniversary Contest.

The Winners Are:
(Winners are listed in alphabetical order)

Jeff Scott Morehead
Happy Anniversary

Wayne Benefiel
Creative-poems.com's, 1st Year's Anniversary

Both winners received their copy of Skyline Magazine with their published poem and $25.00 Cash Prize.

You can purchase your copy of Skyline Magazine Winter Issue for $5.00 plus $2.00 shipping at:
http://store.skylinemagazines.com/cpma.html

See your fellow members published.

Thank you to all who entered and helped us celebrate the first anniversary of Creative-Poems.com.

A special thank you to Skyline Publications for sponsoring this years First Creative-Poems.com Anniversary Contest.
http://www.skylinepublications.com


Important Message (10/15/2003)
To All Members,

I have prided myself in being able to keep this site banner and ad free for everyone's enjoyment. Unfortunately, due to the lack of funds and donations, this option will not be available much longer.

I can not stress enough on how important donations are in maintaining this site each month. All other sites advertise to keep their sites going. Looks like I may have to do the same. If advertising doesn't work, then Creative-Poems will have to close.

Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman


IMPORTANT NOTICE (10/13/2003)
To all members:

Due to numerous continuing problems with the Short Stories Category, we must regretfully inform you that it will be discontinued on Wednesday October 15, 2003.

Please make sure that you have backed up your short stories, as they will be removed.


Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman


New Server (10/05/2003)
Dear fellow members,

We are now on our very own Dedicated Server. Please help support this site by making a donation.

Thanks,
Dennis O'Gorman


Update (09/11/2003)
To all parties concerned,

I am happy to announce that the technical difficulty within the site has been temporarily repaired. Unfortunately, I can not guarantee as to how long this will remain in good working order.

When this site was built we had no idea that it would grow as quickly as it has. As everyone has noticed, due to the problems, the site has not been able to sustain this growth.

Within the next two months we are planning to rebuild the site and to be operating on our own server. We need to begin from scratch to make this an awsome community for all to enjoy. This is something that will take time and finances in order to reach this goal. We ask that everyone show their support by being patient as we conitinue to work on the site and by donations. Any and all support is greatly appreciated.

I appreciate your time and consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman


Important Message (09/10/2003)
Fellow poets and friends,

I am sure you all have been experiencing slow run time from within our site. We have been experiencing technical difficulties and we are working to correct this situation as quickly as possible. The staff and I ask that you please bear with us through this time and would appreciate your support with this matter.

Regards,
Dennis O'Gorman


2003 Anniversary Contest Winners!!! (09/07/2003)

2003 Anniversary Contest Winners!!!

Due to the outstanding efforts of our poets. I have selected two first place winners in our First Annual Anniversary Contest.

The Winners Are:
(Winners are listed in alphabetical order)

Jeff Scott Morehead
Happy Anniversary

Wayne Benefiel
Creative-poems.com's, 1st Year's Anniversary

Winners will receive their copy of Skyline Magazine with their published poem and $25.00 Cash Prize the first week of October.

Thank you to all who entered and helped us celebrate the first anniversary of Creative-Poems.com.


Happy One Year Anniversary (09/01/2003)
Happy One Year Anniversary everyone.

I have created a special page for Creative-Poems.com anniversary. Please visit it at (note: page removed) or click on the "Anniversary Button" on the left side menu.

We also have a special contest going on for this weeks topic of the week. For more information see "Contest Information" in the Topic of the Week section.

We have also added a new feature so you can now write poems as a group with other members. For more information please see "New Feature Groups" under the forum section.

*Please note:
The new feature may have a few glitches. If you experience anything you think might be a glitch please notify us.

Thank you all for being a member of my site.

Sincerely,
Dennis O'Gorman


Topic of the Week Contest (08/26/2003)
*Please Note:

There has been some confusion about next weeks 'Topic of the Week.' You cannot submit just any poem. The poem must be about Creative-Poems.com. September 1, 2003, is Creative-Poems.com one year anniversary. So, for example write a poem about your stay here, why you like it so much or has it helped you in anyway. Something about your time at Creative-Poems.com. All other poems that are submitted will not qualify. Please do not submit until the new Topic 'Creative-Poems.com' starts on August 31, 2003, after 9:00 pm.

Thanks,
Dennis

Hello everyone,

Next week's Topic of the Week will be like no other. Beginning August 31, 2003 at 9:00pm and ending on September 7, 2003 at 9:00pm, the Topic of the Week will be “Creative-Poems Anniversary." For this one week only, the 'topic' will be a contest. I will pick one poem that I feel is outstanding and based on creativity, originality, concept, spelling, punctuation and format.

Only one person can win. The winner’s poem and bio, along with optional photo of winning poet will be published in Skyline Magazine. The winner will receive an author copy of the magazine and a $25.00 cash prize.

Skyline Magazine will be offered here on the site for other members to purchase if they wish, for $5.00 plus $2.00 shipping.

If you would like to participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail containing your name,username and the title of the poem you posted. Include a brief bio, telling readers a bit about yourself, so that we are prepared to make deadline for next month's magazine issue. Please send e-mails to contest@creative-poems.com

All interested poets, please remember to post your poem to 'The Topic of
the Week.'

*You MUST email me a brief bio to enter the contest, and tell me if you are including a photo. Photos must be sent via email to ensure includion in the magazine.

Thanks,
Dennis


Important Message to all Members. (08/25/2003)
Due to overwhelming request I have implemented a new rating and comment procedure. Those wishing to comment or rate a poem will be required to do both. One will not be able to be made without the other.


Attention! (08/01/2003)
Due to the confusion and obvious lack of interest in the "Short Poems" category, it has been removed. All poems that have already been submitted to this category have been moved to the "General" category.

This means that all poems submitted that are not Explicit, tongue twisters, or quotes will be listed in the "General" category.

You will still, however, be limited to three poem submissions a day per category. We understand that this may be an inconvenience to some but imagine that it will inspire people to post only their best work and will allow for more viewing for everyone in the end.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We strive to make this site the best it can be and this change is a result of suggestions and comments from members like yourself. Your comments and suggestions are always encouraged.


Site Updates (07/20/2003)


Here are a few updates made to the site.

We have added an FAQ section, so that Frequently Asked Questions can be answered right away. If you have any question please try going there first.

We have move the Chat Room button. It is now above the forum button on the left side menu.

You can now view poems under Profiles either by title or by date, the titles go from A-Z, and the dates from newest to oldest.

We have change the way commenting and rating poems works. Now they are combined so that you don't have to go back after commenting. You can comment and rate at the same time or just a comment if your don't want to rate or just rate if you don't want to comment.

We have changed the way "New Poems" and "Yesterday Poems" work. Yesterday Poems are now called "Previous Poems". Poem will now be listed for 24 hours from the time they were submitted. This way if you submit during the mid day or late at night your poems won't go to yesterday poems at 12:00am. They will go to Previous Poems after 24 hours. They will then be listed for another 24 hours under Previous Poems.

Coming Soon! Writing Tips and Publishing Tips Section.

Regards,
DKO



Important Message to all Members. (07/17/2003)


Dear members:

Due to a technical difficulty with our server. We have lost some new members, poems, comments, PM's, Forums Posts, ect. We do not know which were lost. Please check to see if you have lost anything, if you have please re submit it. I apologize for the lose and any inconvenience.

Regards,
DKO



New Server (07/08/2003)
Welcome Back Everyone!
Sorry for the downtime.


Random Poems Commenting (07/04/2003)


I would like to introduce our newest feature the "Random Poems Commenting" section.

The Random Poems Commenting section is to give your poems more feedback. Once a poem is added to the bank, members can then go and read and comment on poems one after another. If you have already commented on a poem it will not display for you in that section. I hope this give our members some more feedback.

To add new poems to the Random Poems Commenting section, go to "Add Poem" and put
a check in the check box above the "Agreement" where it says "Check Here If you would like to add your poem to the random comment bank."

To add older poems to the Random Poems Commenting section, go to "Manage Poems", then click edit on the poem that you want to add. Once you click edit go to the bottom of the poem and put a check in the check box above "Save Poem" where it says "Check Here If you would like to add your poem to the random comment bank."

Regards,
DKO



Featured Poems List (07/01/2003)


I would like to introduce our newest feature. The Featured Poems List. The Featured Poems List are poems submitted and are rated by the Administrators, Dennis (DKO) and a staff member.   Only one poem is allowed to be added per week by members. Ten poems per week will receive the "Creative Poems Award Ribbon", which will show up next to their poem. Creative Poems Awards are based on creativity, originality, meaning, spelling, punctuation and on the format. Every week the past weeks 10 poems picked will be displayed on the Featured Poems List on the Main page.

To submit your poems for review and rating please go to "Manage Poems" on your right side control panel. You will see the option to submit to the featured poems list. If you are adding new poems you also will be given the option to submit to the featured poems list.


Here is a sample of the Creative Poems Award Ribbon.
Creative Poems Award - July 2003

Regards,
DKO


New Design (06/22/2003)
This new design is to celebrate us reaching 10,000 poems. Thank you all that have donated without your help and support we wouldn't have this great new look and all of the new features.


New Feature - Update (06/15/2003)
We have added a "Spell Check" feature. It is under Add Poems. We will be adding the "Spell Check" feature to a few other places as well. (About Poem, About Me, Private Messaging and Forum)

Edit by jogler: The "other places" that were "going to be added" are now "added". Thank you, thank you, hold the applause.


Link Exchange (06/12/2003)
We now have a Link Exchange.


Donations (06/07/2003)
We need your support.

If you would like to make a donation, you can send a check or money order to the following:

Dennis O'Gorman
P.O. Box 796
Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

Please make payable to Dennis O'Gorman

If you would like to use a credit card using Paypal Click on "Make Donation" on the right of the screen.

Thanks for your support,
DKO


Site Update (06/03/2003)
Dear Members:

As of 9:00pm today all messages read after five days will be deleted from the system. Only save the messages you feel you need to keep.

There are a few updates, you can now reply to your comments on your poems with the PM system. All you have to do is click on "Reply To This Comment" on your poem comments.

You can now read new explicit poems from the "New Poems Section". It will give you a warning before reading that category. Please post your poems in the proper category. If we find a poem that belongs in the Explicit category we will move it. However, if you move the poem back to the General category, which some do already, that poem will be deleted.

Favorite stats has been added to "Poems Stats" You can see how many members have your poems as a favorite. It will not tell you who the member is.

Regards,
DKO


Donations (06/01/2003)
Dear Members:

It is once again the end of the month. I greatly appreciate all donation that the site has received for May. We were able to add lots of new features. All members that can make a donation for June, it would be greatly appreciated and I do thank you for your support.

All members that donate, as a special thank you, you will be featured on the main page for the month you donated in. What I mean by that is there is a section called featured poets, when you donate you will be added to that list. For those who do not want to be on that list please let me know when you donate. I thank you all for your support.

If you would like to send a donation by
Money Order or Check Please e-mail me for information.
DKO@creative-poems.com

If you would like to use Paypal Click on "Make Donation" on the right of the screen.


Update (05/28/2003)
Dear Members,

I am proud to announce a change in the Creative-Poems.com staff to a new position which was created to help me with the administration of the site.  She will be responsible for moderators and insure that site policies are maintained.  She will also help make decisions on this site and any emails related to conduct, concerns or suggestions can now be sent to her also. She will have the same responsiblitlies and rights as I do and can remove any member who does not comply with the sites Terms Of Service.

I will still be totally involved with my site and will be available to all members.  Due to changes in my personal life, I decided to ask for help until I can get these issues resolved.  I would like all of the members of this site to welcome our new administrator as you have all accepted me as the administrator of this site. 

Please welcome Victoria Trevena to her new position and please extend to her the same respect that you do me.

All e-mails sent to webmaster@creative-poems.com and support@creative-poems.com are received by both Victoria and I. 

I have also posted this message to the forum, if you would like to comment please go there.

Click Here To Comment On Forum

Regards,
DKO


Most Popular List (05/28/2003)
Dear members,

I regretfully inform you that I have taken down the "Most Popular List". We have once again encountered problems with members cheating. Names will not be mentioned, but those doing this know who they are.

I greatly apologize to those being affected by this. I know it's unfair, but it has become more of a hassle then I intended it to be. For the future there will not be a most popular poems or poets list based on hits or rates.

This is not up for discussion and I do not want an issue being made of it. It's a simple matter that has been dealt with.

There has been many upgrades with the forum, PM system, "about the poem", and even more to come. I in time will find a new feature to take the place of the "Most Popular List". So I hope you all understand. I have put a lot of hard work into this site, in trying to keep it up to date and maintaining it.

Once again, please accept my apology, but I feel this is only for the best.

I have also posted this message to the forum, if you would like to comment please go there.

Click Here To Comment On Forum

Thank you,
DKO


New feature: Picture for Profile (05/19/2003)
You can now upload an image to display in your profile next to the "About Me" section. Please note that this image must be in the JPEG format, cannot be more than 50KB, and if it is larger than 250x200 it will be scaled down to fit in the profile, but there will be a link to view the full-sized image in a new window.
Enjoy.
jogler


Forum (05/17/2003)
I would like to inform you that the forum is now live. You can find the forum on the menu to your left. The forum area is where you can have discussions or post messages. Remember do not use profanity or offensive content of any kind.

The poem post area will now be for poems only. Any members that post something that is not a poem will be removed when noticed. There was a large request for forums, so please use them.


New Programmer (05/15/2003)
I thought I would introduce myself as the new programmer. My name is Kevin Roberts. There, done. :)
I'm not the best when it comes to words, which is why I'm doing the backend and leaving all of the poetry writing to you guys (keep up the good work).
You've probably noticed a few new features popping up here and there over the past few days, along with a few bumps in the road, the most notable feature being the PMS, and the most notable bump being a few minutes here and there where you get weird errors appearing on the page (yep, those were all my fault). Hang tight and I'll have a message board and who knows what else for you all in the next few days.
-jogler


Updates (05/14/2003)
There is now a limit for posting poems. The limit is 3 poems per category each day. We also now have a PMS (Private Messaging System). You can now send messages to all members within this site. Many features will be added to the PMS. To send messages simple go to any members profile and click on Private Messaging "send member a message". The Most Popular section will be reset every week on Monday mornings. Many more features will being added this month.


Featured Poets - Donations (05/02/2003)
I have decided for all members who donate, as a special thank you, I want to feature you on the main page for the month that donated in. What I mean by that is there will be a section called featured poets, if you donate you will be put on that list. For those who do not want to be on that list please let me know when you donate. I just would like to thank you all for your support.

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Send this poem to someone! (04/27/2003)
You can now send the poems you like to your friends. By using the "send this poem to someone!" feature located on the bottom of the poems.


Poems being added (04/23/2003)
We recommend that you add no more than 3 poems per day in order for the readers to be able to read AND comment on them. Too many poems added in one day makes it harder to read them all and we would like to give them the time and consideration they deserve. Recommended if you want more feedback on your poems.


Latest Stats (04/22/2003)
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