Can you recommend any good poetry blogs?
August 19, 2005 2:44 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for good poetry blogs, either blogs of good original poetry or blogs of good commentary on poetry. Do you have any recommendations?
posted by pracowity to Writing & Language (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ron Silliman's blog is a good place to start. He also has links to a bunch of other places. (I write some kind of poetry, but I'm not sure it's good, exactly.)
posted by edlundart at 2:49 PM on August 19, 2005

Ron Silliman's blog isn't the end-all, be-all of poetry online, but if you're not a hard-core academic, it might as well be. Even still, he links to the rest of it anyway. Absolutely recommended (he is one of the old L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets though, and definitely comes at his commentary and selected subject matter from a sort of post-avant perspective).
posted by hototogisu at 4:02 PM on August 19, 2005

OK, thanks for the Ron link, but I knew about him. And he, aiming for completeness, I suppose, links to a million blogs. I'm hoping someone who actively reads poetry blogs could say which two or three or ten or twenty are actually good, which ones they read because the content is good/great/wonderful.
posted by pracowity at 4:18 PM on August 19, 2005

I like Journal of a Writing Man.
posted by eilatan at 5:08 PM on August 19, 2005

Check out Nice Guy Syndrome. Tim's a great poet.
posted by malaprohibita at 5:22 PM on August 19, 2005

I like Dave Bonta's Via Negativa.
posted by languagehat at 5:37 PM on August 19, 2005

plagiarist is great. poetry analysis, poems, articles, and reviews |
posted by evariste at 5:55 PM on August 19, 2005

Sorry, I guess it isn't really a blog is it.
posted by evariste at 5:57 PM on August 19, 2005

I like Shanna Compton's blog.
posted by pessoa at 6:15 PM on August 19, 2005

One Good Bumblebee is the only poetry blog I've ever read, and it seems OK in my limited appreciation of poetry.
posted by davidmsc at 6:18 PM on August 19, 2005

Ray Sweatman. I don't know if he's good, but I read him. I'm not sure such a thing as good poetry actually exists, objectively speaking.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:02 PM on August 19, 2005

I like Dumbfoundry myself. But you knew that.
posted by sennoma at 8:21 PM on August 19, 2005

It's not a blog exactly, ou might like to check out a site I run (to use the word quite loosely these days) called poetry critical. It's a free-registration online poetry workshop. The community is some what wavering (I beg you, don't even glance at the message board as it's an embarassment), but there's some good work to be had.

My favorite poet. My own work.
posted by rafter at 12:06 AM on August 20, 2005

I love the mix of poetry, photography and miscellanea at Watermark.
posted by ceri richard at 12:43 AM on August 20, 2005

All good suggestions. Thanks.
posted by pracowity at 10:55 AM on August 21, 2005

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