so, here’s the deal: all my poetry is copyrighted to me, and is original unless i otherwise say so. i may be anonymous; you still cannot steal my writing. please do not repost without a) asking me first and b) indicating “poetry by goldfish and the microphone” and giving a link to my blog. if you want to quote any of my poems, on your own website or on social media or whatever, drop me an email via my contact form and i’ll tell you whether or not it’s ok ASAP.
also, please note that there is a really convenient way to repost something, while giving credit, and without having to ask me: clicking the sharing buttons! yay! i have never used them, but i think they make, like, a big link to the post on your facebook/tumblr page??
also, if you want to print out a poem, there is a printer button at the bottom of all my posts. i tried it out for the sake of experimentation, and it does work surprisingly well. for personal use (pinning something up on your bedroom wall, putting it in your locker), that’s definitely okay. if you’re planning on putting my poems up on, like, a public noticeboard or in a staff lunch room, that’s definitely ok as long as it’s ok with whoever owns that space/noticeboard, BUT only if it’s made clear on that paper that this poem is copyright to goldfish and the microphone, and there’s my blog url somewhere on the page, so if people are interested they can google my site.
tl;dr: if you want to share my writing on your blog or on social media without using the sharing buttons (aka making an aesthetic with a quote from one of my poems on it), it’s probably ok as long as you’ve cleared it with me first by leaving a comment and given credit, credit being defined as saying “this poem was written by finding_souls, who posted it on goldfishandthemicrophone.com.” if you want to put them up in a public space that’s fine, as long as you have made it clear that i am the copyright holder of my writing and included a link to my blog.
if you have any other questions, just leave me a comment or send me an email, and i will get back to you ASAP. 🙂
NOTE: I MAY UPDATE THIS PAGE. IF YOU ARE GOING TO REPOST/PRINT OUT ONE OF MY POEMS, AND IT’S THREE MONTHS FROM NOW, CHECK BACK ON THIS PAGE AND MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE NOT EDITED ANY OF THESE PERMISSIONS.