Poems2go publishes poems that reflect poets’ deep listening to the world around them, work that can respond with humor or serious meditation, that shows respect, and that allows the reader to gain greater perspective, broadening their understanding and sense of their place in this collective whole.
All authors that submit poetry to poems2go retain the copyright to their work. The authors grant poems2go a non-exclusive license to use and publish the work(s) selected online at poems2go.wordpress.com and in print format on loose-leaf 4″x 6″ paper for distribution at cafes, bookstores, libraries and other suitable venues.
Sadly, as of September 2020, we are no longer accepting submissions. Due to COVID-19 Poems2go is on pause indefinitely.
This living hand, now warm and capable by John Keats
This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calm’d-see here it is-
I hold it towards you.
Poems2go is proud to have Lesley University as our fiscal sponsor, and grateful to The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, The Billerica Arts Council, and The Massachusetts Cultural Council for their generous funds supporting this public poetry project. We are also grateful to our p2g ambassadors helping to distribute Poems2go across the country.
Poems2go relies on grant funds and poetry citizenship, on “living hands” that extend to share and give meaning to life. As alumni of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, we are proud to be part of Lesley University’s growing community of conscious contributors, aiming to provide free and accessible poetry that speaks to our human connectivity to more people in everyday places. With your help we can keep poetry in the hands of many. Donate here. Click Other under the list of designated sites, then fill in Poems2go.
Christine Jones & Sarah Lain
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org