Tap Your Inner Poet: 10 Top Poetry Blogs

Jan 14, 2011

Not every blogger's a poet, but many poets are bloggers! The blogs below offer poetic commentary, tips for poetry writing, poetry reviews, classic poems, poetry news and even poetry made from numbers.

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1. One Poet's Notes

This editorial blog from the Valparaiso Poetry Review offers reading recommendations and analyses on contemporary writing on poetry and poetics. The author also offers a poem of the week, reviews modern poets and shares poetry events and tales from around the country.

2. Poetic Asides

Looking for help refining your poetry skills? Check out Poetic Asides, a blog that offers writing prompts, poetic contests and tips and tricks for becoming a better poet.

3. How a Poem Happens

Need some more ideas to get your creative juices flowing? Visit How a Poem Happens, a blog in which poets discuss the inspiration for and process of writing poems.

4. Poetry Dispatch

Poetry Dispatch 'and other notes from the underground' offers commentary on poets, poetry and the poetic parts of life. Learn about new writers, experience new poems and dig into the world of Norbert Blei, poet, author and journalist.

5. 32 Poems

This blog from 32 Poems, a print poetry magazine, offers commentary on poetry writing and appreciation, interviews with contemporary poets and fun poetic web-events like the Twitter Poet Party.

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6. Best American Poetry

This loose collection of poets and poetry lovers offers reviews of contemporary poetry, fun poetry contests, insights into the poetry writing process and generally poetic thoughts on life.

7. Great Poems of the Language of Shakespeare

Get your poetry fix with these periodic postings of timeless English language poetry, from William Blake to Emily Dickinson.

8. Mathematical Poetry

Wait, poetry and . . . math? It turns out to be a perfect match. This blog explores 'equational poetry,' a method of writing poems that involves performing mathematical equations on words or images. Other concepts of poetic math are also explored here, including polyaesthetics and verbogeometry.

9. Harriet: The Blog

This blog from the Poetry Foundation reviews recent poetry publications and offers reflections on poetry news, poetry in academia and happenings around the Poetry Foundation.

10. Silliman's Blog

Author Ron Silliman offers commentary and analysis on contemporary poetry and poetics. Read about great poets, interesting poetry events, new poetry publications, useful poetry links and lots more.

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