So, i've been writing poetry as a personal hobby for the last 2 years or so. Started as an outlet for those feels during hard times and whatnot, but i've kept at it, and my work has actually developed. I'm kind of weird when it comes to letting people read my work, as it's all extremely personal (heartbreak, addiction, etc), so I actually hadn't let anyone read anything until recently. And I'm blown away by the response I'm getting. People actually like it. Like, really fuckin like it. I've now got a ton of people asking for a book of some sort. Now here's my dilemma. I plan on just making these little books by hand, all DIY style. But don't I run the risk of having someone steal my work. Do I copyright each poem, or something to that extent? It'd suck to see someone try to pass off my work as their own. So yeah, I know there's a couple authors here in Mayberry. Any advice to a clueless poet?