Song of My Self-Isolation

Welcome Poets and Artists!


You’re at home, school is online. What are you going to do? Write poetry.


We are looking for poetry written by poets aged 18 and under during this time of social distancing. And we want to read YOUR work. Yes yours.


Publish your work here in our online anthology. We want to hear your voice and your experience. We want to share it with the world.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

Oscar wilde

Poetry will get us through hard times and help us heal.

Join us as we use poetry to come together, survive, thrive, and come out of this historic moment with something beautiful to hold.

Sarah Allen

Sarah is the author of WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF and the upcoming BREATHING UNDERWATER (FSG/Macmillan). She received her MFA from Brigham Young University and will soon begin a second MFA in poetry at the University of South Florida.

Sarah Allen’s Website

Chris Baron

Chris is the author of the Middle Grade verse novel, ALL OF ME, and the forthcoming verse novel, THE GIRL BEHIND THE DOOR (Feiwel & Friends 2021). He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. He is a professor of English at San Diego City College.

Chris Baron’s Website

Shelli Rae Spotts

Shelli is a writer, teacher, artist, and lover of rainy, cold beaches. She received her MFA in creative writing from Brigham Young University, where she is now a professor and loves to challenge her students to build bridges through story and lyrical language. 

Shelli Spotts’s Website

Amber McBride

Amber is the author of the upcoming verse novel, ME (MOTH), coming 2021 from Feiwel & Friends 2021. She received an MFA in poetry from Emerson College and is a writing professor at Northern Virginia Community College

Amber McBride‘s Website