There has been a lot of debate about what constitutes poetry, Poets verses Poets to some extent.  Except poetry can be many different things to many different people.  As far as my own personal thoughts... poetry does not have a specific definition, but many different definitions.

Here at In The Company of Poets we invite a variety of poetic styles, art forms; and even presentation styles, from Slam, to prose, rhyme and rhythm, drama, and even comedy.  In other words, we would like to review your interpretations, your personal language, and your inner most thoughts and feelings.  Because to us, that is what poetry is all about, and how the individual listener or viewer interprets the piece.  How they feel about the language, the literary composition.  It's about the individuals  attempt at understanding the piece.

What is aesthetically beautiful to one person, may not be to the next, but isn’t that what it’s all about?  Creating something that is personal to you, that arouses emotions and thought, and that touches someone else.  Each poem is unique to the person creating the words, and we may never know the true meaning behind the words without actually asking the author.

Through the years, since the inception of In The Company of Poets Magazine, I have had the chance to meet hundreds and hundreds of poets, and skim through that many more collections of poetry and verse, and I have been touched by so many.  We would love to see your submissions as well.