This is a list of poetry resources that provide a broad amount of content: free electronic access to poems, links to poetry reviews and journals, poetry learning objects, poetry community resources, general and specialized content.
Rick Lupert, who hosts ones of the longest running poetry series at the Cobalt Cafe (Click Link for Schedule of Events) in the San Fernando Valley of California also provides an excellent electronic resource for poetry. Once a week there is featured poetry at Poets of the Week and they take submissions. Submission Guidelines. There is a list of Online Poetry Resources and Online Publications. They also host a variety of contests, as well as the super awesome once a year Great E-book Free For All
Home of Poetry Magazine. Browse from their extensive list of poems, poet biographies, articles, book reviews, podcasts, poetry news, the list goes on and on. They host a multitude of special events, awards, and provide exhaustive poetry resources on their site. A definite must visit for poets of all types.
Newpages.com itself has a ton of resources, book reviews, literary magazine reviews, publishing and submission information. Here I am highlighting their "Big List of Literary Magazines," which I felt is important because it's actually somewhat hard to find, while their sponsored literary magazine list is relatively easy to find. This is perhaps my favorite resource for finding print and online literary journals and reviews. There is information about making submissions, acquiring subscriptions, and is arguably one of the most complete and well updated lists of literary publications out there on the web.
The Academy of American Poets run website. Has an extensive collection of poetry, poet biographies, poem-a-day, themed poetry searches, resources for poetry educators, local poetry event calendars. A comprehensive and versatile resource.
Project Gutenberg itself is a great place to find all kinds of free and public domain e-books. This link will take you to the poetry subject page. There are hundreds of free poetry books here.
Poets & Writers is a great print publication with a wealth of resources, but their online site has a lot to offer as well. There is a comprehensive list of literary magazines with details on their submission standards, and even tips from the editors. There are resources to find literary agents, writing jobs, a literary events calendar, and they have a program for funding literary events. Their online content includes articles, videos, blog entries, and an active writer's community.
The University of Pennsylvania offers an extensive collection of audio recordings of poems. They can be browsed by author, series, collections, single poems, anthologies, contemporary and classic poetry. They host a podcast as well, and recordings of guest speakers at the university. A great resource to hear great poems read aloud, often by the authors themselves.
Shadow Poetry is home to SP Quill and White Lotus magazines, which take open submissions, a chapbook printing service, a bookstore, chapbook contests, and a membership community. While it is somewhat geared as a commercial site, it offers excellent free resources. Concise definitions and examples in their Poetry Types section are helpful and thorough, if brief. They have a section dedicated to haiku, a section for famous poets -- with biographical information and highlighted poems.
Duotrope's Digest is a free writer's resource for fiction and poetry, featuring a listing of over 3,475 literary magazines, journals and reviews. They offer an advanced search of journals, based on genre, sub-genre, style, form, length, print and electronic, and payscale. There is also a browsable list of all of their publication information. They provide a detailed and thorough description for each literary publication, submission standards and submission advice, whether the publication is currently accepting submissions, percentages of acceptance rates, and a great feature: 'Work submitted here was also submitted to...'
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Biographies and resources for over 650 poets, Famous Poets & Poems is a great site to check out some of the more well known poetry and learn about their authors. There is a comprehensive list of Poets, a featured Poet of the Month, Poem of the Month, as well as a wide variety of poem selections, by theme. Good site, some ads, the occasional popup, but a nice resource.
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