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Do you dream of publishing your own poetry collection?

Many aspiring poets dream about publishing their own collection one day but don’t know where to start.

We’ve created a practical way to show them how it’s done.

In under six months they co-author and publish a book with an experienced poet so that they can go out and do it for themselves.

How it Works


You apply and join one of our intakes. The whole experience goes for about 5 months.


Your journey with 13 other poets and an experienced host poet in writing gatherings for 10 weeks via ZOOM.


Your poems are published in an anthology. Every step of the journey includes training in how to publish a book yourself one day.

Join us in 2023

We are currently taking expressions of interest for those wishing to be part of an intake starting February 2023  with Siaara Freeman


“The opportunity to take part in the Poetry Chapel Collective was a transformative, encouraging, supportive experience.
… I rediscovered my voice.”
Nicole C

“I’m proud of what we created together and of how much growth we experienced individually and collectively with David as our guide.”
Carly C

“This was a course of unexpected surprises and tests that prompted change in the ability and scope of my written expression, and heart motive for doing so.”
Andrew C A

Our Latest Release

Bouquet of Stars

Poetry Chapel Volume III

By Chelan Harkin and Freinds

In 2022, celebrated mystic poet Chelan Harkin invited 12 emerging poets from across the globe to participate in a three month Poetry Chapel immersive writing experience.  From their time together this volume of poetry surfaced.

Bouquet of Stars contains over 40 powerful poems by Chelan Harkin and a collection of carefully selected pieces from among twelve other poets.

From the Founder

In 2021, after publishing several poetry collections of my own, I wondered what it would be like to journey with others and show them how it is done.  From this, Poetry Chapel was born.

We have now run three schools, published three anthologies and a number of participants have gone on to publish their own books using the tools I gave them.

Besides the learnings in writing and publishing, most participants say the community and encouragement is the greatest surprise and gift.  It’s truly transformative and I’d love to have you along for the journey.

– David Tensen

Poetry Chapel Volumes

Bouquet of Stars

Poetry Chapel Volume 3
by Chelan Harkin and Friends
Published 29 Nov 2022

Winters Never Last

Poetry Chapel Volume 2
By David Tensen and Friends
Published June 2022

The Saving I Need

Poetry Chapel Volume 1
By David Tensen and Friends
November 2021