Hi, bestie! Welcome to our endless slumber party. 💅🏼⭐
We’re so happy to have you here!!
Poetry Trapper Keeper is an online poetry magazine for hot people (if you’re here, you already qualify - so congrats!). Run by Kelly Mullins and Larissa Fantini, it’s a space that celebrates our tween selves, the color pink, and un-precious poetry.
Here at PTK, we believe anyone can write poetry. And that a run-on sentence piece about the Kardashians is just as valid as a Shakespearian soliloquy!
WTF is a Trapper Keeper?? 📓
If you grew up in the 90’s or 2000’s, you probably had one of these (but might have just called it something different). A Trapper Keeper is a binder that holds all of your stuff - i.e. your schoolwork, lip gloss, secret notes, stickers, etc.
For most of us, it was the first item that was TRULY ours to personalize and protect - i.e. our parents were STRICTLY off limits from looking inside. (I TOLD YOU IT WASN’T A PHASE MOM!)
Ok, but WTF is a Poetry Trapper Keeper?? 💖
A Poetry Trapper Keeper holds all of those things, plus your poems - obvi!!
It’s a space to heal your inner tween, where pink reigns supreme and no poem is too precious not to pass on to your bestie in the back of math class.
Whose Trapper Keeper even is this? 👯🏼♀️
Poetry Trapper Keeper was started in 2021 after Larissa Fantini (poet - bullshit artist - living in Brazil) and Kelly Mullins (poet - ex-girlboss - living in The Netherlands) met in an online poetry workshop (shoutout to Crista & the @poetryas__ crew!).
In the depths of our respective burnouts from the art and corporate worlds, we wanted to create a space where we could heal our queerest, most neurodivergent, rising pop-poet selves!
So, we started Poetry Trapper Keeper as a never-ending ping pong match of poems - think, early 2000s “FORWARD THIS MESSAGE OR DIE IN 7 DAYS” text chains where Kelly writes one poem each week, and Larissa responds to it the next, forever and ever and ever and ever.
We did this all while nurturing a burgeoning digital friendship, having never met IRL before starting this project.
PTK Top Hits🕺✨
Get acquainted with some of our favorite PTK poems!
This Trapper Keeper is just as much yours as it is ours!!
We pride ourselves on an expanding, global, hot poets community (35+ countries and counting) and we want you to join in on our poetry dance party!
We’re super into using poetry as a mechanism to process our feelings through fast, digital publishing. So, no matter if you’re a poetry baby (who’s never been published before) or a poetry mommy (with a big upcoming book deal), there are 3 main ways you can get “published’ on Poetry Trapper Keeper:
Share with PTK: Become a PFF (Poetry Friend Forever)
Get Published on PTK: Open Calls & Zines
Take Over PTK: Squatters
Check out our submissions page for more info on each of these programs!
What else will this Trapper Keeper hold? 🔮💄
Remember how we said we had never met IRL before starting PTK? Well, in the summer of 2023 Kelly and Larissa FINALLY united and plotted some major poetry plans for PTK.
What to expect in 2023 & beyond:
Another open call
Support Us ☕
PTK is a passion project, so if you want to help us add more stuff to our Trapper Keeper, donate if you can! 💸💸💸
Broke AF? Help make us more famous than our delusions and share PTK! 🤩🤩🤩
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Contact Us 💌
For press inquiries, hate mail, collaboration ideas, or compliments you can email us at:
And finally, this is not a cult.* 🙅🏼♀️
We cannot promise salvation through poetry, but we can promise it will make you feel hotter (100% guarantee or your money back**).
* For legal purposes, this is a joke
** For legal purposes, this is also a joke