Poetry is the Original Genre.

by Charlotte Zhang


I’m not like that. I would

never be like that even though I

talk to people like that

every day and I don’t say anything

because it makes me

feel awkward.


We've got some new items for sale in our shop, and we've made it easy to pick up some back issues as well!

Our fourteenth issue, guest edited by Shazia Hafiz Ramji and Sheryda Warrener.

Poems that “shirk” adult responsibility and experiment into those “youthful” feelings of infiniteness, earnestness, and angst.

In the "Youth [Culture]" issue of Poetry Is Dead, Dani Couture provided one of her Poetry Fortune Tellers available to download and print.

Featured in the Youth [Culture] issue of Poetry Is Dead is The Braille Project, which explores the incidental beauty of a language system not meant to be seen, placing emphasis on texture and touch.