Poets-to-Watch on Tumblr

Tumblr has become a sweet little nest for poets to post their work & we all have our favorite poets to follow. Here are five up-and-coming poets whose blogs will have you lost in words for hours & an excerpt of their work. Enjoy.

1. Kiki Nicole


excerpt from 2015 after Clementine Von Radics

“This year I refused to become a ghost
and look what’s become of me”

2. Salma Deera


excerpt from The Five Stages of Love

“TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU THINK YOU’LL FIND IN HIS EYES? 

IF IT’S LOVE, YOU’RE RIGHT.

IF IT’S SHELTER, YOU’RE WRONG.”

3. Yasmin Z.


excerpt from a loud heart’s silence

“I’m sorry about the years spent

in the wrong state.

And I’m sorry about the highway
and the day you realized the moon
wasn’t following you back home.

And I’m sorry about the dark,

how it happened so fast.”

4. Jessica Therese


excerpt from The Dictionary: An Extended Edition

“Language, you have betrayed me.

There are memories of snow, of rain,

of sound that

you cannot conquer.”

5. Megan Rockett


excerpt from 2015 after Fortesa Latifi

“It is March and I am trying to piece myself back together. I am taking care of myself the best that I can and swearing on my own heart that I’ll stop wearing it on my worn, mascara-stained sleeve.”



Contributing Editor


Fortesa Latifi is a 22-year old poet. Her first book, This Is How We Find Each Other was published through Where Are You Press in 2014. She hopes you find something good here. She knows you will.