Post-It Note Poetry (PINP), incepted 2012 as a writing dare, returns for its 6th year next month. 

Begun by writing partners, Adam Byatt and Jodi Cleghorn, the dare was to write bad poetry on post it notes. From humble beginnings, it quickly caught the quirk and imagination of poets and non-poets alike across social media. Many foundation participants return each year to exercise their micro poetry muscles.

How does one go about participating? 

The ‘rules’ are simple:

  • Write/build/create a poem every day of February.
  • The poem must fit on a post-it note (or be an equivalent sized poem -- ie. no more than 8 lines – on a larger backing).
  • Poem must adhere to the original light-hearted spirit of permission to write badly – in which poems can tackle serious content, but internal editors/critic all get a break over February.
  • Post poems to social media with the hashtag #pinp18.
  • Follow the hashtag and enjoy what others are creating.

Where can I see some examples?

You can check out the Facebook page (you'll have to join).  You can checkout the Twitter Feed Archive page.  Or you can wait until we all start posting Feb 1st on the 2018 Twitter feed curated by myself or follow Jodi on Instagram.


Check out the press release here.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I've never heard of this poetry event before, but it sounds like a lot of fun. I definitely want to try it.

    1. Welcome Allyson. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you need any help.


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