Poems are a fun and easy way to combine artwork, words, and visual placement to create meaningful images that have an impact.
You can start a Poem by choosing 'Poem' from the 'write' menu at the top of the screen.
Clicking on the lightning bolt in the centre of a picture starts a new draft Poem using that artist's work.
Clicking on the '...' button just below a picture shows you the artwork of that artist.
You can use the search bubble to search for a single word, and artists that have artwork linked to your search word will appear. You can then choose from one of those artists, click on the lighting bolt, and begin your Poem.
To start a poem drag a piece of artwork onto the square Poetry area. You can replace this artwork by dragging another piece of artwork into the same area.
Add panels to your poem by clicking on the + sign in the blank box below your poem.
Delete panels by clicking on the trashcan icon found at the bottom of the colour selector just to the right of the panel you wish to delete.
Rearrange the order of your panels by using the arrows found at the bottom of the colour selector just to the right of your Poem.
Click on the word stickers provided and type the words you would like to appear in your poem.
If you need more stickers click on the + symbol in upper right corner of the picture area.
If you need to delete a sticker, click on the sticker once (so that there is no flashing cursor to edit text) and use the delete key on your keyboard.
Change the sticker colours with the colour selector found on the right hand side of the poem. You can have a separate sticker colour for each poem panel.
Change the poem font by clicking on the 'change font' button in the upper right corner, and selecting from the drop down menu. Only one font can be used per poem - when you change the font all panels in your poem will update.
Preview how your poem will look on the Storybird site by clicking 'preview' in the upper left.
Clicking on the 'save' button will save your progress (you'll need to title your poem in order to save).
The 'save & exit' button will allow you to leave the poetry maker and save your progress. It will also give you the choice to publish your poem or keep it as a draft.