The sites below are interested in catering to those who
are looking for a
place to post and discuss their work. Like the pages in
can also read work here, but the
emphasis in these sites is more on giving people a place to post their
rather than read others'. Many pages appear in both categories.
You should use caution with any internet poetry contest,
"free" ones that emphasize their prize money. You can read more about
literary scams on the internet at Wind Publications
have not posted any links to sites that look suspicious or have a bad
reputation, but I cannot make any guarantees. Use caution and good
where any claims are made about making money through poetry
The Poetry Resource
September 2001, the Response of Poetry, a
comprehensive collection of
links to poems, essays and commentary.
Forum looks quite extensive.
- The Albany Poetry
Workshop, est 1995 as the internet's first free
Poetry, a weekly on-line newsletter of poetry run
by Paula Bardell.
- The Alsop Review
a webzine that
publishes some fine work by new and established writers. They also run
moderated message board called The Gazebo where you
can post your work.
Journal a monthly webzine for beginning poets.
Society, a site where you can post your work and
comment on other's.
Centerfold Interactive Open Mike Poetry Website is
counterpart of the reading and performance space on the Upper West Side
is a small poetry site with chat, message boards, and posting/viewing
from various people
Poet, a site featuring different poets and
different poetic movements
every month. They also accept submissions from visitors and have
contests judged by voting.
Niche, a Yahoo Club dedicated to the enjoyment of
Poetry Jam, a
commercial site promoting poetry contests, spoken word. Phat.
open forum for posting and discussing poems.
a site where
visitors can discuss their work and read work by the webmaster, Emma.
site geared towards beginning poets. It presents the work of major (and
minor) figures in English language poetry and also has a forum where
can share their work. Recommended.
- Fool on the
Hill. Scott Goebel posts some of his own poems
here, publishes the work
of others, and also maintains a forum. A very well-organized and useful
the Heydays of His Eyes.An Anthology
of Poems about Being Young and Growing Up,
instructional suggestions, is designed for high school teachers and
and is to be downloaded without restriction or cost.
Unite, a free forum where visitors can share and
comment on poetry
collection of web logs and information about the Austin entertainment
Square, open poetry and art site. Presented by Dale
a free to
read, pay to post forum for poetry
Grip, an on-line
community accepting submissions of poetry, photography and music.
in the Moon, focusing on
poems written by children.
- The Melic
Forums are quite active.
- Moontown Cafe, blog featuring a radio show, poetry discussion area and poetry contests.
- Neopoet.com, an online poetry workshop and community. Neopoet
hosts a monthly newsletter, an active forum, and holds frequent
Poet, a discussion
form for pagan poets.
Perfectly, a site inviting submissions from
readers. Has a featured
poet of the month, discounts on books, and more.
Poetry Society an
on-line poetry collective. They have over 200 poets each posting many,
poems. They accept new members based on submission of a sample of
like to think they derive their name frombathos, and
not the penchant we
poets have for poor hygiene and low incomes.
Suite101.com an interesting collection of links,
discussions on performance poetry curated by
- Pictures and Stories, the Gutenberg Litegraphic
Haven, a site
where poets can post and discuss their work.
Endeavours: A Haven for
Troubled Writers has a chat area, contests, and
links to poetry and
mental health sites.
a free poetry
a place to
post poetry, receive feedback, listen to and submit audio recordings
PoetPlanet Internet Radio.
society, since 1999. Free poem critique and discussion forums, contests
exposé, poetry writing tips, links directory. URL:
- The Poetry
Circle, a site where visitors can post and discuss
poetry. In English
Poetry Exchange has
thousands of poems available and accepts submissions.
- The Poetry
Files accepts submissions from guests and has an
for Freaks! a place
to post and read, divided by topic, including, yes, the freaky.
Societycommissions poems, sponsors contests and
has a collection of links and a poetry forum.
- Poets Online,
an ongoing poetry workshop and discussion group run by Ken Ronkowitz.
site to New York
teaching materials, other resources for those teaching poetry
has a very active
very active forum for poetry and prose.
- Resources for
Poets, a compendium of inexpensive resources for
Poets hoping to
sharpen their skills.
message board where participants may post their work, or start
any topic related to poetry.
Real Insight through
Raw Opinion, an on-line community offering forums of diverse topics,
Poetry an on-line
community of poets.
Guild, a group of writers based in New Jersey
supporting poetry through
readings and communicty outreach.
Empire features writer's discussion groups useful
for beginning poets.
Corner invites poets to submit and share favorite
poems. Organized by
"a one-room schoolhouse of experimental poetics." Gallery of
underrated poets, discussion groups, and poetry workshop. Recommended.
interactive poetry site featuring a busy poetry forum, and many
- ThePoet's Corner,
monthly e-zine of poetry. Also a place where visitors can post their
Online Writing Center,
part of Nottingham Trent University (UK), a site offering forums and
courses with a more academic bent.
Poetry, a portal which provides information about
poetry, as well as
the space to go beyond the poems of the selected poets. They accept
Poets, a site
where visitors can post their work or mail it to their friends.
- Unlikely Stories
contains the works of a variety of contemporary poets and
Maintained by Jonathan Penton
Versifier Online Poetry and Art Forum, an online
community to post your
poems, photography, experimental writing, short stories, paintings,
graphics for honest feedback
presents various artists and poets. Although the number of writers is
small compared to sites along oriented along similar lines, the work is
poetry journal that includes a discussion mailing list and workshop.
collection organized by Big themes: Love, Life, Truth, and Passion.
Conference, one of the discussion boards that grew
out the WELL, one of
the oldest on-line discussion groups.
Poetry Forum an
organization dedicated to promoting poetry and encouraging young
students over the age of 13.
discussion group part of Web
Way, a non-profit
group that hosts workshops including ones aimed at community outreach.
forum where poets can submit their work for review.
- Young Chicago
Authors, runs poetry workshops in Chicago for youth
Resources for teachers, information about upcoming events.
Poetry Dot Com, a
place where visitors can post their work and read the work of their
An Online Workshop for
Poets, accepts new members by an admission process.