My research explores the role of poetry as a socially active literary form. In particular, I argue that digital media open new opportunities for cultural prestige for writers from historically marginalized areas–even as the algorithms of these media constrain the forms that gain attention. Balancing these two concerns, writers have established new literary communities and spaces that exceed local divides while engaging local communities. Poetry — as an allusive, often multimodal form, that circulates widely online — forms a bridge between digital movement and grounded action to offer new opportunities for community organizing.