The Complete Guide to Poetry on Medium

Your portal to an infinite journey into poetry art!

Thomas Gaudex
The Medium Blog
Published in
13 min readNov 29, 2022

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This is a guest post from the Medium community. Thomas is the editor of Scribe.

I like to say that the world would be better off if poets ran it. One of my favorite quotes comes from my spiritual father, the French writer Sylvain Tesson. He writes:

I would like to rehabilitate this way of going through life in freedom, with a feather in one’s hat, a blade of grass between one’s teeth and poems on one’s lips.

I believe that this sublime thought is the best way to introduce what you can now consider the gateway to everything related to poetry on Medium. Please note that nothing is set in stone, and all suggestions or remarks (as long as they are constructive) are welcome!

You’re not dreaming, the community of poets is perhaps the strongest community of writers on the platform. And that’s worth a look, isn’t it?

For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve been the editor of Scribe for almost six years. Scribe is the most followed poetry publication (although I don’t only publish poems) on Medium so far. I also write poetry, and if you want to know more about me, you can visit my about page or my bio site.

The idea of this guide, which was suggested to me by Medium’s CEO Tony Stubblebine, is to offer all Medium writers and readers, newcomers or old hands on the platform, a way to deepen their journey around poetry.

You should find here just about everything you need to make your experience as a reader and writer of poetry as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. Of course, this guide will be updated (very) regularly to keep up with everything that’s happening around poetry on Medium. It will also be featured on the platform, but remember to keep it somewhere to refer to whenever you feel the need. Your feedback is very important to improve it, so don’t hesitate for a second to propose your suggestions in the responses, they will all be examined with the greatest care.

Sprinkling poetry in your life will ensure that you experience unforgettable emotions that will stay with…

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Thomas Gaudex
The Medium Blog

Writer | Poet | Editor of Scribe | Literature and Nature help me breathe | thomasgaudex.co