At The Poetry Loft, we strive to make poetry that is serious, fun, enlightening, and functional, created from a
world of imagined possibilities. We are a community of poets who desire to explore and refine our writing
skills, submit work for publication, provide inspiration and motivation to fellow writers and readers, and
simply enjoy the poetic insights of fellow writers. Our members enrich the community through public readings,
publications, special events. Centrally located in Rhode Island, The Poetry Loft is easily accessible, surrounded
by ample parking, library, bookstore, and great shops.
Promoting the art of poetry in a productive and inspiring way, we offer an ongoing venue of support
for both developing and established writers. While the main focus is on the creation of new works, members
often exchange ideas on craft, publishing and other literary topics of interest. Our Poetry Loft members have
received local and national recognition and praise for their poetry and other literary works - a wonderful
byproduct of our creative journey.
Excellence. Improvement. Growth.
Support. Integrity. Sharing.
Respect. Trust. Inspiration.
Wisdom. Enrichment. Celebration.
Helping writers grow...
Created in 2008 by Beatrice Lazarus, The Poetry Loft gathers writers together in a "loft" space above a store nestled on a hilltop. We continue to be guided by a core vision: how can we improve our craft and grow as writers? How can poetry make a difference in our lives and in our community?
The Poetry Loft seeks to add a unique and lasting contribution to RI's cultural history and literary arts community. We look forward to new creative challenges and opportunities in the coming years!
Special Guest Authors Ann Hood and Robert Leuci at the "Authors on Art" readings presented by The Poetry Loft.