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Poets Helping Poets: Poetry Websites of Interest

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Way back in June I asked poets to share their favorite poetry-related websites, and I found myself buried under recommendations. So many of the sites were great, but I tried to be hard-nosed about which ones I included on this list, because I know you're all very busy people who can't go checking out every single cool site on the Internet.

So here are some of the top poetry-related sites:

Ones that do everything:

www.poetryfoundation.org The site for the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is packed with information and tools.

So is the one run by the Academy of American Poets at www.poets.org.

And finally, David Graham is doing a phenomenal job with his online Poetry Library.

For poets outside the U.S.:

The U.K. has its own poetry library at www.poetrylibrary.org.uk.

Canadian poets may find www.arcpoetry.ca/portage helpful.

For poetry-related news and happenings:

Check out Ron Silliman's blog at http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com.

Or go to www.poetryhut.com/wordpress.

For poetry performed:

You can visit the official site of Poetry Slam, Inc., at www.poetryslam.com, where among other things there is a poetry slam finder. Very cool.

At the Penn Sound site (http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound), there are links to poetry recordings.

And finally for your daily poetry fix:

There's Verse Daily at www.versedaily.org,

and Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac (http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org).

Plus, a few commenters have already pointed out that I missed Poetry Daily at www.poetrydaily.org. (Thanks for paying attention!)


I'd like to thank Nancy Posey, Carol (?), Russell Ragsdale, David Graham, Sue Guiney, J.P. Dancing Bear, Bill Abbott, and several others for sharing these sites and more. If you really like another site that I've not included, feel free to throw in the comments below. The more the merrier!