PoetBay is 10 years old!

Hi everyone,


First of all, we, your Editorial Team & administrators, Tanya (PoetBay member since 2005), Isabelle (PoetBay member since 2005) & Anna (PoetBay member since 2006), would like to thank you for your presence on PoetBay.


The month of May marked the 10th anniversary of PoetBay!  We celebrate the fact that PoetBay is still online & your poems can be read by others!  We are so happy that we are able to keep PoetBay online for you and for us!  As your administrators (Anna & Isabelle), we promise that we will continue our efforts to maintain & protect PoetBay's continued existence.


Keep writing, keep being as genuine as you already are!  We're sure you all know how appreciated your comments are to each other’s artwork!  Thank you for being a part of PoetBay!


Happy 10th and let’s see where the coming years will lead us to :)



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Peter J. Kautsky
Poet bay is a part of my life like a relative sitting at the dinner table. One forgets to be grateful for the efforts of altruistic individuals that reach out beyond just their dreams to create something real and worthwhile for humanity. I can only contribute poems at this time but am vowing to donate money to the cause whenever my turbulent life settles down.

I was here. ☺

Congratulations, and thankyou. Here's to another decade.

i remember jof the creator of this site
a very nice guy
what has he become

i don't know

to all of you, see you back in 10 years from now....

happy birthday
happy decade
but none decaying

Sarah Parnes
Pretty words aside, thank you. I feel that this is a place where I can be transparent through my writings within a group of people who love to write and read. Poetbay is a beautiful thing that you all have created and I really appreciate it. Again, thank you.

Bob The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm still here. I remember the beginning and he who started it. All the best to you!!

Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
When I stumbled across the Bay, I felt compelled to stay a while. That while is now a little over 9 years ago! So congratulations and a big THANK YOU, to you the team, for your commitment and dedication to the manner in which you have maintained this unique place called the Bay.

The Bay and all the writers who bring colour and life to its pages have brought me a great deal of pleasure, so may it continue to shine its light into the cold expanse of cyberspace for another 10 years and beyond. :-)


:-) :o) :>)

Many thanks for putting together and maintaining one of the best poet venues on the 'Net. I'm sure it takes lots of work to keep it going, so kudos for all your hard work. It's been a very important part of my life. :)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Thank you for providing such a comfortable gathering place.

In the former, pioneering days my account was #37, invited by its founder; he had used the first five or so accounts. It was a wild time, launching out into mostly uncharted online poetry waters. Good memories, fun times.

Thomas Perdue The PoetBay support member heart!
ten years already? times seems to move as water seeps through fingers at times... i first joined back in '06, under my original account. became inactive once or twice, but always find myself coming back! i've been on a few other sites, but always seem to get bored of them. poetbay is the only one i ever truly miss!

always glad to see familiar "faces" (names on the screen), and eager to welcome the new comers, of course!

well, here's to another ten year!

- thomas

John Ashleigh
I shall drink to you all. I hope we will all be here in another ten years. You make the internet a better place to be.


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Is it really? Wow, I joined initially when it first started and then took a break for a bit and rejoined some months later - I miss some of the characters and some not so much - it has been an interesting journey - I miss some of the spice from the old days but appreciate that we need safe places to write and protection from diverse characters - so well done Poetbay and I raise a glass to the next 10 years.

Elle x

Mick Bean
I enjoy contributing and reading other poets input, thanks for being there.

Happy birthday! ❤❤❤

I've been here for only half of those ten years and wish I had been from the beginning; they have been by far the most exciting and satisfying and stimulating and enjoyable five years of my writing life. The culture that you created is in my experience unique and that it endures is a wonderful testament to you, and to all of us as well who are so grateful for it.

Many thanks to you all, much appreciated. Poetbay is unique, long may it continue. Like Jim, a potted history of how Poetbay came about would be lovely.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
There are and have been many poetry posting sites, but only one "Poetbay"!
Nowhere else is the dignity and creativity of writers as valued and as encouraged as on ths site. You three are to be congratulated!
Thank you for all your efforts at sustaining this unique and valuable resource.
10 years is an exceptional run on the net. May I wish you 10 more!

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
THANK YOU THANK YOU - Anna , Isabelle , Tanya. For the gift you gave us all in what you give us and keep giving us all in and with poetbay. HUGS XXXXXX
Ken D :)

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Thanks to all three of you, and congratulations. Perhaps, sometime, you could give us a little history of how poetbay came into being.

Thanks again, it has been, and is, a great creative outlet and forum.