For a quick tutorial on how to use the virtual platform Miro, watch this video:

Our staff and Poet Ambassadors thank you for joining us "on the same page!"

A Few Tips:

  • There is a sidebar on the screen with all of the tools you will need.
  • Use the "T" for "text" to add a comment on one of the poems--just click on the "T" then click wherever you want to type your message!
  • You can change the font, color, and size of your text.
  • All of your edits will save automatically.
  • Don't be afraid to mess up! There is an undo button if you make a mistake.
  • Address the author by their first name and sign off using your first name.
  • Remember that this is about connecting rather than critiquing. We are here to encourage and thank the author for sharing their work. Look for a favorite line, something you could relate to, or something that made you think.
  • It is okay to add your comments in the space around the poem; our staff will rearrange them as necessary rearrangement before printing and sending to the poets.
  • Still have questions? There is a chat button on the bottom of the screen and staff will be online during events to assist you in any way they can. You can also call us at 202-795-9657.
    • The chat button is circled in yellow here:
a screenshot of several icons, including an icon of two speech bubbles

Here is an example of a poem with comments from past Miro sessions

A page with a poem in the center of the page, and brightly colored, typed comments all around it