A space for LGBTQ+ Poets to be in dialogue. This Pride, you can call our poetry hotline to get a custom poem!
Pride Poets is back in 2022! Here's how to get involved:
June 11 Hotline
We are also building on last year's hotline with a one-day activation on June 11 -- just call 202-998-3510 and poets will be standing by to write you a custom poem over the phone! The hotline will be active from 11am-2pm, and again for the "afterhours" version from 11pm-2am the next day.
Finally, Pride Poets is releasing our first podcast, This Poem's for You, following up with poem recipients from Pride's past and writing them update poems. Look out for it every Wednesday this June, wherever you get your podcasts. Remember, whatever you're going through, there's a poem for that -- and this poem's for you.
Hear our Poems from the Hotline!
The best of 299 poems written for strangers over the phone during a global pandemic in Pride month, celebrating queer survival in partnership with LA County Public Library
Check out how we did in 2021!
A blast from 2020...Pride Mic!
Pride Mic is an inclusive LGBTQ+ lit space online. Each mic will have open mic time, queer history features, and Pride Poets (us!) writing & performing spontaneous work based on the history and others' performances during the event. I'm missing being in space & community so much. Hope we can make that here.
If you're interested in receiving a custom poem from our poets, you can request one at bit.ly/yourpridepoem.
Learn more about what we do
We are a RENT Poet Project, made possible by a One City One Pride grant from the City of West Hollywood and organized by Brian Sonia-Wallace. Returning Pride Poets from 2019/2020 include Catherine Gewertz, Reg Clarkina, Jen Cheng, Carla Sameth, Natalie Nicole Dressel, Hank Henderson, Grey Rain Valdez, Molly Thornton, Victor Yates, & more. Our graphic designer is Adrian Rodriguez.
Thank you for believing in the gift of poetry! If you would like to donate to the project, you can do so via Venmo (@pridepoets) or PayPal to [email protected] Our goal is to raise $500 in additional project funds through donations, every bit helps!