Recommended Literary Links and Poetry Links
There is a lot of poetry on the Internet. And yes, much of this poetry is
"personal poetry." And yes, some of it is remarkably bad. However, there are a
number of excellent poetry sites; here are some of our
favorites, which we have categorized into Literary Sites, Resources for Writers
and Individual Poets' Sites.
We're pleased to announce that MBooks
and The HyperTexts have published books by Emery Campbell, Mary
Keelan Meisel, T. Merrill, and Zyskandar Jaimot, with books by other THT poets
follow. To order books and CDs by THT poets and other writers of similar
caliber, please click this
Books Link. For more information, please email Joe
Ruggier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in being published by the major poetry journals and
magazines, this page of journals that accept email submissions may prove very helpful:
The Best Poetry Magazines and Literary Journals for Submissions (if
you want "Recognition")
Rattle is one of our favorite poetry
sites, and a good place to start, in our opinion.
Better Than Starbucks
features formal poetry in every issue.
Sappho is a treasure house of translations and "interpretations" of one
of the truly great poets of antiquity.
Anna Evans, in addition to being a poet of note, is the Editor of the formal
The Barefoot Muse and the Editor-in-Chief of the formal poetry journal
The Raintown Review.
In the following article link, she describes her vision for
The Raintown Review upon taking the helm as Editor-in-Chief.
To read her vision statement for The Raintown Review, please click
here. After reading the article, you can make submissions, if you so desire, at
the email address on the vision statement page.
The second edition of Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, edited by
Charles Adés Fishman, is a landmark book containing poems by over 200 American
poets, including such well-known names as John Ciardi, Jorie Graham, Anthony Hecht, Randall Jarrell,
Maxine Kumin, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, Louis Simpson
and Derek Walcott. A number of THT poets are included, among them
Fishman, Yala Korwin, Robert Mezey, Christina Pacosz and Sean M. Teaford. Please
here to read a review of the book by THT editor Michael R. Burch.
A Hudson View invites poets from all
around the world to gather and share their creative expression. Each edition
features the poetry of International Poet Express writers and the work of
artists from around the globe. Poet Express is an electronic
publication. A Hudson View Poetry Digest is published in print 4 times
a year. Digests are 6 x 9 perfect bound, with a minimum of 64 pages and may be
purchased for $8.50 USD shipped in the continental USA. Publisher: Victoria
Valentine. Editor: Amitabh Mitra.
Kritya, edited by Rati Saxena, is an
on-line poetry journal that publishes poetry in English and Hindi. We highly
recommend that our readers visit Kritya often and keep up with what's
happening in Indian and other poetic circles overseas.
Strangeroad.com, edited by Chad Myers,
is "a Revolution in Ideas and Artistic Expression." Poets published there
include THT poets Ashok Niyogi and CarrieAnn Thunnell.
Rhyme, edited by Richard Geyer, is a quarterly on-line poetry journal that
publishes rhyming poetry only and has recently featured poems by a number of THT poets,
Moore. If you're a rhyme-minded poet, you might want to consider a
submission to Contemporary Rhyme, but please be sure your work is
suitable. Geyer advises: "I take a liberal view of 'rhyme': assonance, slant
rhyme, etc. are all perfectly acceptable. Traditional and modern styles
are both fine. Also, no restrictions on content -- I firmly believe in
the importance of free expression in the arts."
Poesia is an "international sonnet review and e-zine." Edited by
Richard Vallance, Sonnetto Poesia features sonnets by poets like THT's
Cameron, along with Vallance's insightful editorials. High quality submissions are
Erosha, a literary journal of the erotic, is calling for
Eclectic Muse is edited by Joe
M. Ruggier, a poet who has worked tirelessly to promote our kind of poetry:
poetry that sings and moves, poetry that embraces rather than denies or defies
the traditions of English poetry. If you believe as Joe Ruggier does--that
there is a revival of traditional poetry, and that the world is better place for
it--then we think you'll find The Eclectic Muse well worth the price of a
Mike Snider's formal blog is
truly one of a kind!
Light Quarterly is the place to go
if you want to read the best light verse being published in the United States. The
list of poets published there is a veritable honor roll of contemporary poetry:
Richard Wilbur, May Swenson, William Stafford, John Updike, Donald Hall, John Frederick Nims, X. J.
Kennedy, and many others, including a number of THT poets: Richard
Moore, Joseph S. Salemi, A. E. Stallings, Deborah Warren, and Gail White. Highly
Richard Moore's new book, Sailing to Oblivion, is now available
from Light Quarterly Imprints. Moore is one of the best and funniest poets we
have, and therefore Sailing to Oblivion is a must-have book. Please click
here for more information.
Famous Poets and Poems,
edited by Helen Jaworski, is a wonderful Internet resource for scholars and
lovers of poetry alike. Its index of poets includes both the Masters and
contemporary poets, including THT poets Annie Finch and Jennifer Reeser. Highly
The Poetry Porch has an attractive,
accessible interface and features
several of our
"own" poets, including Esther Cameron, Annie Finch and Rhina
Espaillat. Poetry Porch is edited by Joyce Wilson. If you like traditional
poetry as much as we do, please be sure to check out The Poetry Porch's Sonnet Scroll.
Fables.org is an attractive,
well-put-together site that publishes poetry, fiction, art and illustrations.
Fables.org will be publishing work by THT Featured Poet Emery Campbell
in a future issue, so please "stay tuned."
Absinthe Literary Review
is an absolutely gorgeous web site stocked with high-spirited poetry.
The Poem Tree is a good site for
scoping out the state of modern metrical poetry, and it contains work by a
number of poets who appear on this site, including Rhina Espaillat, A. M.
Juster, Richard Moore,
Jan Schreiber, A. E. Stallings, Deborah Warren and Gail White.
RHINO, which calls itself "the little
magazine with the big horn," has been around for 26 years. The name RHINO
has something to do with being thick-skinned and being able to charge ahead.
RHINO has published THT poet Joyce Wilson.
is a handsome poetry journal with an otherworldly flair, edited by Michael
Pendragon. PD has published a number of THT poets, including Kevin N.
Roberts, Harvey Stanbrough and Carmen Willcox.
Unlikely Stories is a cool site with poetry,
stories, articles and more.
Poetry Super Highway, one of the
most-accessed poetry sites on the Internet, is a must-see, and a
must-see-often, so please remember to bookmark it.
Dislocate is published by graduate students at the University of Minnesota.
It is currently an online journal, with a first print issue expected in spring
2005. The poetry editor of Dislocate is Josh Wallaert.
Ascent, edited by David
Fraser, published poetry, short fiction and art.
HalfDrunkMuse is a quarterly
poetry zine edited by Sarah Miller. If you're wondering about HDM's
moniker, here's a hint: "No drinker of water ever wrote a poem that could
live long or please much." -- Horace
Forgotten Ground Regained, subtitled,
"A Treasury of Alliterative and Accentual Poetry," is an
excellent site for those whose are interested in the history of alliterative and
accentual poetry, from the Vikings and "Beowulf" to Hopkins, Pound and
The People's Poet is an excellent poetry
web site edited by Paula Brown.
TALESetc is a great site for readers, writers and
children; it includes stories, poems, literary links and a reference
Poetically Expressed is
a very attractive site especially suited to beginning poets, edited by Mary Ellen
is a site dedicated to Celtic art, literature and poetry.
AESTAS/Crescent Moon is an on-line poetry journal edited by Walter Daniel which favors technical
excellence, traditional forms, and distinct expression; it honors Latin.
Erosha rocks! If you're not averse to well-done
erotica, this site has both stunning visuals and titillating poetry, including
work by Lyn Lifshin.
Poetically Speaking is an up-to-date poetry site edited by the poet Latorial Faison. It features a
Poem of the Week and a Guest Poet, so check it out often!
The Insight is a
"Spirituality Web Directory" edited by James T. Monaghan.
One Trick Pony, edited by Ben Kharakh, is
a "non-topical humor magazine featuring short-stories, lists, essays, and
Ascent Aspirations Magazine publishes
poetry and short fiction, and has a multitude of links if you enjoy browsing
poetry web sites.
is a new (or at least new-to-us) poetry site edited by Jody Porter.
Somewhere Along the Beaten Path, edited by C. Bailey-Lloyd,
is a collection of inspirational and philosophical poetry, art,
literature and more, and is currently accepting poetry submissions.
Resources for Writers
Jack Butler is a writing coach with impeccable credentials. He has been
nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and has had eight books published. He has also
been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic,
and New York Times Book Review.
Tony Marco is a poet, editor and mentor
to aspiring writers. Highly recommended.
Harvey Stanbrough is a Pulitzer
nominee, poet, editor and
mentor to aspiring writers. His Stone Thread web site is a valuable
resource for writers. Highly recommended.
Winning Writers, edited by Jendi
Reiter, is a great site to
find information about upcoming poetry contests.
Word Press has published THT poets
Terese Coe and Jennifer Reeser, and because Word Press has published the
"first efforts" of up-and-coming poets, we recommend the books published by
Word Press as fine examples to other young poets who rightfully ask, "How
can I honor the traditions of English poetry and still be a published
poet in the 21st century?" The books Word Press publishes prove that meter
and rhyme are not passé, and that good poetry does win out in the end. In
addition to publishing the first books of talented young poets, Word Press has
also published THT poets Claudia Gary Annis, Rhina Espaillat , Len Krisak and
Jendi Reiter, not to mention books by Anthony Lombardy, Frederick Turner, and an
anthology of younger formal poets by Sonny Williams. Word Press is an imprint of
WordTech Communications. Highly
Dee Rimbaud has an exhaustive guide for writers seeking publication, The AA Independent Press Guide,
on his website (www.thunderburst.co.uk).
This is the closest thing we've seen to a free on-line Writer's Market or Poet's
Market. Dee's site also features interviews with poets and artists like Rupert
Loydell and David Knopfler (of Dire Straits fame).
Somers Rocks Press and Expansive Poetry & Music
Online is a highly recommended site featuring poetry, essays and reviews by THT
stalwarts Alfred Dorn, Joseph S. Salemi, and others.
Where can you find chiastic witticisms like "The best thing about the battle
between the sexes is often the sex between the battles."? At the wonderful
www.chiasmus.com, edited by Dr.
Mardy Grothe. Highly recommended!
QuotesPalace, edited by William Jones,
is an on-line compilation of quotations by famous (and infamous) people.
Papercheck.com provides proofreading/editing to businesses and students via
a network of
highly qualified editors. Clients can submit their documents with
confidence, knowing that an editing specialist has proofread their text.
Useless Knowledge is anything
but! Check this site out for essays and "things insightful."
is a site where you can send free poetic greeting cards to friends and family.
Net Poetry & Arts Competition
is a non-profit entity that promotes poetry and art on the Internet by
sponsoring contests in which interactive on-line forums submit their members'
best work in an "amiable rivalry." THT poet Tony Marco and THT editor Michael R. Burch judged the first three NPAC poetry contests, along with Georgia
Kornbluth. THT poets Jennifer Reeser and Joyce Wilson comprised two-thirds of the
judging panel of the second NPAC panel, while THT
poets Patrick Kanouse and Harvey Stanbrough constituted two thirds of the
third NPAC panel.
Miracles Incorporated is a company
that offers products and services to writers which include: freelance illustrators,
3D graphics, animations, fantasy illustrators, architectural visualisations,
medical visualisations, book covers, CD covers, magazine covers, posters,
postcards, logo animations, and educational and instructional graphics and animations.
Individual Poets' and Artists' Sites
Michael R. Burch is the editor of
Judy Jones is one of our favorite artists, and a staunch advocate of the
If you'd like to see her works of art, you can do so by clicking here.
Her spoken word CD "Bones of the Homeless" is now available at
www.judyjonesbonesofthehomeless.com and you can keep up with Judy
and her various exploits at
www.ontheroadwithjudy.com. Her work also appears in
Catholic Voices in a World on Fire,
edited by Stephen Hand, editor of
TCRnews.com. The book will be available at
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and other major booksellers.
Richard Moore is one of
the best Formalist poets, and best poets--period, exclamation mark--writing
Jared Carter is one of our favorite contemporary poets.
Annie Finch is an
A. E. Stallings has been
published in the very best literary journals and has had poems in the Best
American Poetry series.
came to English poetry by the way of Poland, France and that most alien of all
destinations, New York, and we're glad she did. She is also a talented
watercolorist who also works in oils, acrylics, and other more experimental
Greg Alan Brownderville is, in our not-so-humble opinion, an up-and-coming poet who can
truly "carry a tune."
Anthony has a web site that features a variety of traditional forms, including
sonnets, villanelles, triolets, rondeaus, ballads, and tankas.
Jendi Reiter is an award-winning poet
and editor of the popular Winning Writers web site.
C. J. Sage
is a talented poet and the editor of The National Poetry Review.
Ric Masten is a much-published poet who
has a popular e-mail delivery system to keep his readers up to date.
Tamara B. Latham
has been published in a number of journals of good repute.
Alan Corkish writes poetry and screen
plays and has published poetry anthologies, which you can purchase via his web
Dee Rimbaud has an attractive,
well-laid-out web site dedicated to visual art and writing.
Leeland Jamieson is an
up-and-coming poet whose work has appeared recently in a number of our favorite
Freddy Niagara Fonseca has a poetry web site that you can reach by clicking