What is Poetry Genius?
Poetry Genius is your guide to the world of poetry, prose, and drama.
Our library includes poems, stories, novels, essays, even scripts, all annotated by community members and verified authors. Everything from chapter-by-chapter analysis of classic novels to author annotations of contemporary works has a home. Studying Shakespeare? Read our breakdowns—and contribute yourself!
Who writes the annotations?
Anyone can! Just create an account and start annotating. You can highlight any line to annotate it yourself, suggest changes to existing annotations, and even put up your favorite texts. Getting started is very easy. If you make good contributions, you'll earn Poetry IQ™, and if you share true knowledge, eventually you'll be able to edit and annotate anything on the site.
How do I make verified annotations on my own work?
Any author can claim a verified account. Right now our verified authors include novelists like Junot Díaz and Tao Lin, poets like Patricia Smith and Matthew Zapruder, and nonfiction writers like Robert Greene and Sheryl Sandberg. Interested in getting verified? Sign up and request your verified account!
Who do I contact if I'm a teacher, professor, or school?
Who runs the site?
Everybody! Our most talented and dedicated contributors moderate the site. They are: