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It all began organically, as a movement in resistance to a culture of darkness that had taken over the global poetry community, a balancing force brought to life from the chaos of a subculture of lost poets born in an age of infinite progress.
2015 was a very strange time for the emerging poetry subculture. It was three years in the making, with artists like Tyler Knott and Christopher Poindexter having set the tone early on, a generation of new typewriter poets emerged. Each with their own voice, style and gifting, and all with an equal passion to speak their truth to the world.
In 2015 the subculture arrived at a bit of a milestone, as gritty underground publishers began making waves across the small community of poetry and prose leaders. With major publishers proving massive global success from poets like Tyler Knott and Lang Leav, hopeful disruptive indie publishers saw an opportunity to build an empire with the hungry artists, the both humble and indignant poets each with dreams to have their words reach the world.
In 2015, as the new gritty indie publishers began to sign artists and release books, they offered big promises and great expectations. Hundreds of hopeful poets also paid their own hard earned money to the new publishers to release their book. Artists from all over the world began to see that they could live their dream, that this new digital platform could offer them a stairway to the stars.
Everyone began working on books and spreading the news to their families and friends that they would be published, that they were going to be professional writers! 2015 was a time of great excitement. The whole subculture was filled with hope for some great emerging idea. It felt as though the whole publishing industry might disrupt, right before their wide and eager eyes, and each of them would play a role in this great movement, by simply walking into their destinies and onto the bookshelves, it felt as if each of them would make their mark in the endless conversation of poetry that has led us through the ages.
As 2015 came to a close, many of their great expectations began to fall short. It became clear that this new promise of disruptive publishing was maybe too good to be true. Deadlines were missed, promises were left undone and chaos took over the subculture like an ugly wave of anxiety. The general energy of the subculture became toxic. Poets were fighting, starting wars and trolling each other's pages. Many good people got caught up in the muddy mix.
In many ways the subculture became a mirror of the outrages of the world, a lost generation of digital people desperately trying to find their way in this oversaturated information age. This generation of new typewriter poets found their dreams in limbo and a layer of anxiety and intention mixed like oil and water across the whole subculture of thousands of lost poets.
In December of 2015, a group of about 100 of the subculture's leaders had begun to form into an organic community. They didn't all know each other yet, but at least knew of each other and random friendships began to form among them. In December, in response to all of the negative energy that was bubbling to the surface like a great storm, Analog de Leon, a poet with a unique vantage point
within the community, connected those 100 or so leaders into a handful of private group chats, to petition a new community direction dedicated to a new conversation about love & light.
Among the members of those early critical community chats: Cindy Cherie, Christopher Poindexter, Topher Kerby, Chris Ferreiras, Sidd Long, Vivi Dale, r. h. Sin, Kat Savage, Marisa Crane, Brittin Oakman, Jacki Birdsmith, Monika Firechild, Lauren Eden, High Poet Society, The Poetry Bandit, Rose Clu, Jeff Ironword, Alison Malee, Becca Lee, and many others.
The message Analog sent to the group of tribe leaders read something like, "Hello, friends. As you all know, we are the leaders of a massive subculture that has become toxic. Let's leave all the darkness and hate behind us in 2015, and for the new year let's all agree to post each other's poems on our own pages, to comment on each other's pieces, to encourage each other and spread light, to be fresh water in each others lives."