My name is Carl Sharpe. I was an English teacher (high school, community college) for forty years. During that time I taught writing, and often creative writing. I have been writing poetry all my life, and in my retirement, I started swapping poems with friends and former students. At some point it occurred to me that it might be fun to start a webpage for poets to publish and enjoy each others' writing. VerseWrights is the result.
We started not that long ago, but we have grown very quickly. I think one of the earmarks of our community is that we not only publish some well-known writers, but we also try to encourage young poets who might not have published much before--if at all. This gives us a wonderfully eclectic mix that is fun to peruse. Additionally, we publish every day—unlike most poetry sites on the Web.
Take a look around, read the poems published here, and feel welcomed. Maybe you have something for us. If so, we would like to hear from you. You can e-mail directly to me here, if you would like. Please enjoy VerseWrights!