Poetizer believes that poetry can be a force for good in the world. Launched in 2018, Poetizer is the first social network “born” in Europe and the first next generation social network and publishing platform with 330,000+ users and more than 3,000,000 poems published to date. It allows users to read, write and share poems with the supportive community and also publish through the more eco-friendly Poetizer Publishing, launched in August 2022, and sell their books in the Bookstore to earn additional income than other platforms.
World Mental Health Day 2022: Poetizer challenges everyone to give poetry a try. Expert Poetry Therapist available for interviews.
Art therapy has long been used to help people heal from trauma and overcome stress, anxiety and depression. The demand for mental health services coupled with the changes in how insurance covers therapy has led many to find new outlets for safe self-expression, and poetry as therapy is making a comeback in a big way. Meanwhile, more and more people, especially GenZ, are leaving traditional social platforms for something more authentic.
In the past decade, and especially during the pandemic, poetry has had a resurgence in what some are calling a full-on renaissance. While social media channels are giving poets an outlet and helping launch poets like Atticus, Poetizer, the social media platform exclusively for poetry is not only giving people a voice through the healthy expression of poetry, but also a supportive community and a way to earn additional income.
Expert source, Nicholas Mazza, Ph.D, PTR editor of the Journal of Poetry Therapy and president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy has practiced, researched, and taught poetry therapy for more than 40 years. He says that poetry’s unique use of language, symbol, story and rhythm has been effective in therapeutic settings. And while typically a solitary act, sharing poetry can provide additional healing and support.
Poetizer launched Poetizer Publishing in August 2022, a green platform that challenges traditional publishing norms with an eco-friendlier alternative that reduces waste and carbon footprint by printing on demand and closest to the point of delivery. The platform does all the work from formatting and illustrations to printing and marketing and gives authors the opportunity to earn more income compared to other self-publishing services.
Press Release below.
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“The need to address mental health is greater than it's ever been. It’s no surprise we’re seeing growing interest in poetry,” says Nicholas Mazza, PhD, PTR. “Writing poetry offers a unique opportunity for emotional release and self-discovery that is empowering and healing, and it’s clear people are seeking it out. They’re looking for more positive social connections and communities that are supportive, understanding and where expression is authentic. Poetizer gives them this with all the benefits for a healthier mind.”
Dr. Nicholas Mazza
Quote: Lukas Sedlacek, CEO
"I saw a space to create a next generation social platform that would provide a safe space for honest expression, connect people across the globe outside of their social bubbles and that would have a positive effect on mental health, while encouraging users to become published and earn additional income with an innovative green publishing platform that challenges the current industry."