Social media startup tackles mental health and Gen Z demand for more positive social networking through poetry


Poetizer, Europe’s First “Born” Social Network Focuses on Poetry for Creativity, Healing and Community, Launches Green Publishing Technology

PRAGUE, October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Do a quick search on the internet and you’ll quickly discover the return of poetry and its mental health benefits. As more and more people leave traditional social media platforms, especially GenZ, for something more “authentic”, Poetist gives them a new community with more meaning. The first social network “born” in Europe has found a niche in the resurgence of poetry and they believe that poetry can be a source of good and healing in the world. In August 2022the company launched Poetizer Publishing to become a green publishing technology startup providing users with a greener alternative to self-publishing, a marketing platform and also allowing them to earn more revenue.

Launched in 2018, Poetizer has grown despite little to no promotion. Its 330,000 mostly GenZ users in 120 countries are mostly located in the United States, where people are looking for more positive social channels and alternatives for healthy self-expression. At a time when social media is so widely used, many artists and creators have started sharing their work online, and poets are no exception. Traditional social networks for marketing are facing a decline in Gen Z users as they are increasingly criticized for being superficial, polarizing societies and damaging mental health.

Over the past decade, and particularly during the pandemic, poetry has experienced a resurgence of what some call a total renaissance. Poets like the New York Times famed three-time anonymous author Atticus have built strong followings on social media, and poetry, in particular, has seen a resurgence in popularity. poets of color. Poetizer, the social media platform exclusively dedicated to poetry, not only gives people a voice through the healthy expression of poetry, but also a supportive community and a way to earn extra income.

“Writing poetry offers a uniquely empowering and healing emotional release and self-discovery, and it’s clear people are looking for it,” says Nicholas Mazza, PhD, RTP. “They seek more positive social connections and communities that support and understand them, and where the expression is authentic. Poetizer gives them that with all the benefits for a healthier mind.”

“It’s heartwarming to have such a wonderful community supporting its users in all shapes and forms,” ​​said Lukas Sedlacek, CEO Poetizer. “Often our users share with us their personal stories of how sharing their emotions through writing poetry and reading the work of others has helped them overcome difficult times and deal with life issues. Mental Health.”

Sedlacek added that Poetizer users write, share and engage in a lot of “Statement Poetry” expressing emotions about social and global issues, as well as people dealing with personal issues and even celebrating love. In the spring, so many people were writing poems in support of UkrainePoetizer printed them out and posted them on the John Lennon wall in prague. Then they held an event where the poems were read.

In August 2022, Poetizer Publishing has launched an all-in-one self-publishing technology solution for authors that allows them to easily and quickly format, illustrate, print, ship and sell their work and give authors a way to market their books to their subscribers on Poetizer and making it available in its online bookstore. And it’s greener, disrupting an industry that needs innovation to reduce waste and carbon footprint.

“The publishing industry is the third largest emitter of industrial greenhouse gases in the world. We urgently need projects that bring solutions and healing to our sick planet,” Sedlacek said. “We also want to contribute as a Poetizer, providing a social network that improves mental health and offers a greener alternative to traditional publishing.”

Poetizer raised $3,000,000 to date and, with its continued month-to-month growth, is now continuing its Series A funding round.

World Mental Health Day Challenge 2022

The WHO has designated Monday, October 10, 2022, such as World Mental Health Day, an initiative to reinvigorate efforts to protect and improve mental health. Poetizer encourages everyone to write at least one poem expressing something that is on their mind. They can either keep it personal, share it with someone or multiple “someones” and experience the open and supportive Poetizer community first-hand.

Poetizer also provides an outlet for those who Florida who face the devastation and loss of their homes from Hurricane Ian. A Floridian himself, Mazza says that in those times when words seem difficult, writing them down will help survivors overcome what they’ve been through and move toward physical and mental healing.

“Maybe if there was more poetry in our lives, there would be less need for therapy,” Mazza said.

About Poetizer

Poetizer believes poetry can be a force for good in the world. Launched in 2018, Poetizer is the first social network “born” in Europe and the leading next-gen social network and publishing platform with over 330,000 users and over 3,000,000 poems published to date. It allows users to read, write and share poems with the supporting community and also publish through Poetizer Publishing and sell their poetry books in Poetizer Bookstore to earn extra income. The tech startup aims to digitize, decentralize, green, modernize and democratize the publishing industry. For more information, visit

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SOURCE Poetist


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