Tuesday

Poetry sites

Below are recommended websites to browse the National Poetry Month:

Very Bad Poetry
http://www.verybadpoetry.com/
There's quite a list of contributors, including yours truly. I DO NOT recommend Robert Hawkins (unless you want to read about me being put in compromising situations...really creepy. I don't even know the guy.) Otherwise some funny stuff likely written on-the-fly.

The Writer's Almanac
http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/
Updated daily...Podcast, RSS feed, and you can even listen to Garrison Keillor's dreamy voice read the poem to you.

Poetry Foundation
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/
"...an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture." -from the website.

Poetry Daily
http://poems.com/
An anthology of contemporary poetry from new books, magazines and journals.

Poetry 180
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
A poem a day for high schools. The website says American high schools but I betcha you can use it elsewhere as well.

Poetry Online
http://www.poetry-online.org/
FAMOUS poetry (screw all those amateurs!) with a subject and author index to help you find that perfect FAMOUS poem.

TeenInk.com
http://www.teenink.com/Poetry/
Contains (teenage) reader submitted poetry and an opportunity to submit your own (if you're a teen).

Children's Poetry Archive (PoetryArchive.org)
http://www.poetryarchive.org/childrensarchive/home.do
Listen to poetry by modern poets. Search by poet, poem or theme.

Shel Silverstein.com
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexSite.html
Quirky poems, quirky games and quirky animation that you'd expect from anything related to Mr. Silverstein.

Obviously there are millions of poetry websites online and these are just a few...but they're a GOOD few and promise to be great time wasters.

1 comment:

matt said...

woah..that is really creepy....
i really liked your poems though, our state is bigger than their state, jerks.