Real reviews by Poems by Post people!
** For this article, we’ve enlisted the help of all the fantastic people who have reviewed Poems by Post on Trustpilot! If you want to read more of the reviews (not just the bits we’ve quoted), there’s a link at the bottom :) **
It is all well and good piling a cart-load of art-covered envelopes onto the desk of the smiley lady at the post office. But ‘Poems’ is only half of our name, it’s what comes after we post our work off for the month that the rest of the name is fulfilled. Without you guys at the other end of this artistic collaboration, we wouldn’t be who we are, and we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
So then, why exactly do we do this? I am going to split our answer into two parts -
One: to inspire creativity in everyone around us so that the world may never be a dull place.
Two: to provide opportunities for grassroots artists, and give them a platform for them to showcase their amazing talents and endeavour!
“Sparking joy through the little things”
The quote above comes straight from a beautiful review left on our Trustpilot page (which, not to brag, is shining a 5 star spotlight on us). The world becomes a better place when a bit of creativity and colour is added to it, and our monthly trips to the post office are designed to do exactly that - to “spread some love through poetry”. Don’t just take our word for it, “The world does seem a brighter place” suggested one happy subscriber, “Long may art and artists flourish”!
Photo by Emma Arnold
Hearing back from those in our community fills us with even more passion for what we are doing. We know that art can improve people's lives, and that our hand-typed and posted poems provide a brief relief from the stresses of everyday life. One of our subscribers highlighted how nice it was to receive “something other than the usual bills in the post! Thank you Poems by Post for brightening up my day!”. Knowing that you guys are happy with what we do, and that our collaboration with artists is working is the cherry on top of our poetry cake.
A desire to inspire
We pride ourselves on being a platform that promotes creativity and inspires different forms of expression, and on making each package exciting and yet “that much more personal” through the “fact [they are] written on a typewriter.” We have introduced our subscribers to wonderful artists from all around the world, and we want to encourage people to keep expressing their own experiences in whatever creative form they fancy. Art is unique, it is emotional, and we need more of it in the world! “As someone who writes poetry herself, [Poems by Post] inspired me to share my work”, and we will always continue to support you with our “continued goodwill and interest!”
Poems by Post February 2022 Edition
Art is ever-growing and adapting with the people that create it, and to take part in fueling that change is very exciting for us. “Poetry doesn’t have quite the same cultural impact it once did” but hopefully “Poems by Post will bring it back!”
So keep up all the amazing creative work out there, people! And if you want to support “a wonderful little business” and also find a “wonderful way to support the arts in times like these” you can join us in all of the fun at Poems by Post.