The experiment we call Hello Poetry began in May 2009, what now seems a lifetime ago. I wanted an uncluttered, peaceful space to read and share poetry, so I started building one in my time after work. The site now serves over a million readers a month and is a home to hundreds of thousands sharing their poetry. HePo remains a labour of love, however the cost and time to run the site has increased considerably. If you like this place and wish to keep our community alive and well, please consider supporting in the following ways. Thank you!
xx Eliot York
Become a Supporter
Support Hello Poetry's independence by becoming a monthly supporter, starting at $7.50/month.
Make a One-time Donation
We're currently raising money to build a proper mobile app for iPhone and Android. All donors will get shout-outs on a dedicated page in the app.
The Gift of Light
You can support Hello Poetry and writers in the community by "shining light" on poems. You can buy suns using the button to the right or by clicking the
icon after reading a poem. You can read more about this in the announcement on the blog
or in the FAQs
Purchases on Amazon
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You can donate directly to Hello Poetry via PayPal using the links below. You can set up a recurring donation or a one-time donation.