Out of Your Shell Poetry

Promoting poetry, and supporting poets

Our Mission

Out of Your Shell cultivates creativity in poets and curates poetry for readers.

Our Team

Editor / Poet / Gorilla Wrangler

Josh Hatcher

Editor / Poet / Gorilla Wrangler
Editor / Poet / Fairy Godmother

Michaelah Hatcher

Editor / Poet / Fairy Godmother

Our Story

Josh Hatcher’s vision for Out of Your Shell started in 1996, as he created his own art, and helped to promote other artists. Eventually, the idea got dusty and stuck on the shelf. 20 years later, Josh’s daughter Michaelah started writing poetry, and the pair started challenging each other to write more. After self-publishing their poetry books, they rekindled the original vision to help others express themselves through the written word.