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Write and Share a Poem

Everyone in the UofSC family is invited to share a poem for UniVERSE. So get out your pen — or pencil, or keyboard, or voice-to-text app — and start writing.

Share a poem

You can share your poem using the form below. If your poem is selected, it may appear on our website as well as on coffee cup sleeves, tent cards on dining tables, and other places throughout campus.


Help with writing

If you’d like to write together, please join us for a poetry workshop. Stay tuned for a schedule of events! Or, read the poetry prompts below for ideas.

Poetry prompts

If you need an idea to get you started, check out our list of writing prompts below.

  • When you have to parallel park
  • When The Carolina Band plays 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Williams-Brice Stadium is packed
  • A beautiful day on the Horseshoe
  • Stargazing at Melton Observatory
  • Finding out your latest research paper is getting published — or not
  • Registering for the last available seat in the class you've been looking forward to
  • Forever to Thee


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.