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editorial: Love & Compassion

The impulse to write is often driven by something that we can’t always explain. When we’re younger and don’t know any better, our words flow, overflow, from a place that seems to have no bottom. When we know better, words...

We have a New Editor!

Poetry Potion has been my passion for the past ten years. This space is about finding new voices and giving them a platform to share their work. It's about making the access to poetry easier for readers from around the...

Heir by Othuke Umukoro

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1] Grandmother, how do I tell a murderous act with a heart more evil than that of Lady Macbeth, without the whimpering soul of a Duncan? What Tiresias can interpret the mysteries in his palm?...

A Poem A Day writing prompt 3 Jul 2017

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK "I'm nine kinds of beautiful..." from the poem Angel in New Testament by Jericho Brown. use the form below to submit [gravityform id="2" title="true" description="false"] For more info about A Poem A Day, click here.

Giants by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1] Somewhere in the East across the river are 'giants' surrounding us. All bare, and breathing fire. Fire that consumes whatever is in mind. Wait! Did you hear that? They came from the West to...