This is a community to help each other thrive and grow as poets. We come to the pub for different reasons, but all of us come to read and to write. To get a confirmation that the poem has been read is highly appreciated.

  • Commenting on what you have read is always appreciated and will make your poem read all the more. Remember to be courteous and kind. Unless you know the poet or she/he has asked for constructive criticism you should refrain from suggesting improvements. dVerse is not primarily a forum for editing.
  • dVerse has an active discussion with active bartenders. It is always appreciated if you take part in that discussion. We love when you leave a comment here.
  • When you link up, please link up with the poem you intend to be read, and not to your site. If you are unsure how to do this, refer back to the technical section.
  • Most of the links require you to write to a specific prompt. Any poem not written for the prompt will be promptly (pun intended) removed. We have Open Link occasions for poems written to any prompt or no prompt at all.
  • Of course any link that only promotes and advertises will be removed.
  • dVerse has a staff of dedicated poets, and we are here to help, but we are also part of the community. Please treat us as friends.
  • dVerse as a community has a zero-tolerance for harassment, bullying, stalking and other inappropriate behaviors.   We reserve the right to remove comments, posts, and block any poet that behaves in such ways. Remember that in the worst cases these behaviours might be prohibited by law. Report any such behaviours to: dversestaff@gmail.com
  • It is appreciated that your posts are primarily poetry. Too many photographs and additional material can make it difficult to read, especially for those with slower internet connections.


22 thoughts on “d’Rules”

  1. Outstanding rules..

  2. Hi! Brian and Claudia…
    Thanks, for sharing!
    deedee ;)

  3. Will try to abide. HEY! What a NEAT-O place here! Thank you Peeps!

  4. iblogmoore said:

    what about a badge? something to put into our posts?

  5. This bar is neato ~ just give me a mojito
    Cheers, Jo x

  6. so happy to be here..:) its a lovely site!

  7. I submitted earlier today, but suspect that I’m too wide of the prompt. If so, let me know and I’ll get my coat.

  8. Sounds a promising place to post poetry

  9. Brian, those are the most gracious rules I have seen to date on any poetry forum, Bravo!


  10. Hello, everyone. To whomever is bartending at the moment, a question: What are your feelings on a reblog? I wouldn’t do it normally, but Hedgewitch’s catalogue of your menu is a useful thing to spread around. Let me know.

    Thank you for being such a great local to such a widespread ‘clientele’.


  11. Dear Bartenders,

    It is SO “me” that I have been posting to this site almost since it began and, only now, well into 2013, have I even bothered to check the rules.

    As in life, so it is with poetry.

    I feel blessed to be on the page each week with so many mind-blowing poets, especially you two, Brian and Claudia. Thanks for letting me play in your sandbox! Don’t need to leave a comment, because, like any good manic depressive, I will not come back to see the reply, ha ha ha. Love you all, Amy

  12. Please how can I submit a post?

  13. 1st Entry today – heard of you guys and this is my visit. Great site. “I’ll have a Sav Blanc please” :-)

  14. Hello everyone here. I really like this site and I will soon start submitting my entries here . :)

  15. hmm…wonder how long I am going to last under these rules….

  16. I really enjoy my visits here–the people are SO NICE! Still trying to get the hang of things–such as, I’m not sure what to do with Open Link night….

  17. Absolutely reasonable and respectable rules–I consider it a privilege to be allowed to participate, and have greatly benefited from meeting and reading the fine poets here. Bless you all!

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