Poetry has been around for centuries. The way it embodies meaning, sound, and rythm elicits awareness and varying emotional responses.
It has been spoken and sung before the time of paper and pen. And now, poetry has become a relevant niche for blogs. It is a versatile form of literature and is continuously carried over through innovations and evolutions. Poetry blogs brings longetivity to this literary art, increasing its visibility and sparking interest from the online community.
List of the Top Poetry Blogs on the Internet Today
There’s a diverse pool of poetry blogs out there and we’ve picked out the best performing blogs on the internet. If you’d also like to set-up your own poetry blog, you could gain more insights and ideas by checking them out.
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture. The Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry.
It was established in 2003 upon receipt of a major gift from philanthropist Ruth Lilly. The gift from Ruth Lilly allowed the Poetry Foundation to expand and enhance the presence of poetry in the United States and established an endowment that will fund Poetry magazine in perpetuity.
The Poetry Project is a forum for public literary events and a resource for writers. It was founded in the summer of 1966 as a direct successor to, and continuation of, the various coffeehouse reading series that had flourished on the Lower East Side since 1960.
The first of these, at the Tenth Street Coffeehouse on the gallery block between Third and Fourth Avenues, moved to Les Deux Mégots on East Seventh Street in 1962.
Write Out Loud is an international hub for participation in poetry, encouraging everyone who writes poetry, from still-too-nervous-poets to Nobel Prize winner, to share their words with others.
The Write Out Loud website has been around since 2005. It is unique in what it brings together, and what it offers to their members. Here you’ll find their unparallelled news section, covering news from publishers, poets, events, gig reviews and book reviews, their gig guide (where you can find out what’s happening near you) and, of course, their blogs (where you can post your work, and read and comment on the work posted by others).
Eat This Poem launched in January 2012 by Nicole Gulotta as a way to fuse two of her passions, food and writing. On this blog, you’ll explore how poetry moves from page to plate, and inspires your palates along the way.
In addition to recipe and poetry pairings, you’ll also find musings on writing, cooking, creativity, motherhood, and embracing the simple things. More nourishment can be found here, where she supports writers to design a sustainable writing practice.
Like all the best poetry, Magma is always surprising. Every issue of Magma has a different editor, it could be either members of their board or a prominent poet acting as a guest editor. It’s that fresh eye in each issue which gives Magma its unique variety.
Their aim is to promote the very best in contemporary poetry. Poetry that’s alert to the world we live in, that’s honest and above all, unexpected. It may come from previously unpublished or emerging poets or the more established.
They make a point of including unknown poets alongside known names, and they’ve published Seamus Heaney, Don Paterson, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Al Alvarez, Wendy Cope, George Szirtes, Gillian Clarke, John Burnside and Mark Doty among many others.
Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community. Their vision is that every young inmate receives the necessary tools, inspiration and community support to pursue education and follow a positive new path in life.
Poets United is a community for poets who blog. Their goal is to unite poets from all walks of life that are found in the blogosphere and to provide an active and supportive community. They each write poetry for their own personal reasons and one of those reasons is to share your poetry with others.
This is a place to explore and share the art of poetry. If you are looking to participate in a community with others like you then you have found the right place. Make yourself at home and enjoy everything their community has to offer. They are all about their members and the community.
This blog is strictly about rhyming poems. Not just any rhyming poem, but creative, awesome, beautiful and simple to understand rhyming poems. It is comprised of poems the blog owner have written over time and poems other people have written and submitted to me.
The primary aim of this blog is to serve or entertain other poem or rhyme lovers out there and also share these poems with the world instead of just locking them up inside the drawer forever. The bigger aim of the blog is to create a very large collection of new creative poems ranging from different category like Love poems, heartbroken, crush, birthday, life, relationship poems and other categories.
Discursive Poetry is a weekly poetry and ideas podcast available on the iTunes podcast app and on the blog. The podcasts are just a few minutes long. You could have a listen for free, and if you enjoy them you can subscribe to the podcast and share it with your friends.
In December of 2011, Poetry Breakfast started serving a new poem every morning. Their kitchen was busy with lots of masterpieces ready to be served, dozens of poets offered their best dishes, and people who visited their blog were well fed.
Poems are hand picked daily by the editor to insure they are fresh and delicious. If you are interested in having your poems added to their menu, you can check out their submission Guidelines. Their goal is to give poets the exposure and credit they deserve. This includes nominating outstanding work to both the Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize.
Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and advocate for the literary arts. You can find her online at Selfish Poet and provisionally in Utah, where she runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets and folds poems to fill Poemball machines for Provo Poetry.
Her poetry has been published in several lit mags and journals, including Tinderbox, Glass Poetry Press, and The Penn Review; Lithic Press published her third chapbook Footnote in 2017, and Yavanika Press published her most recent e-chapbook Almost Famous in 2019.
Diane Lockward lives and writes poetry in New Jersey. She is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement. Her earlier books are Temptation by Water (Wind Pub, 2010), What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve’s Red Dress. Diane is also the editor of The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics, The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, and The Crafty Poet II.
Her poems appear in several anthologies such as Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times and such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner.
Diane’s poems have also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and The Writer’s Almanac. She is the founder, editor, and publisher of Terrapin Books, a small press for poetry books.
Winnie is a poet, amateur photographer, sunrise, and dream chaser. She has been writing uplifting prose for quite a long time, and she is delighted to share her work with you. She uses her blog, Motivation Effect, to inspire and motivate you to live your purpose and chase your dreams.
On her blog, you will discover lots of Motivational poems about overcoming life’s challenges and short inspirational poems to get you enthused about life, business, relationship, marriage, alongside beautiful photographs.
Megha is the mother of a smart and energetic nine-year-old. She has started expressing herself creatively since 2017. Since then, she has been continuously inspired by events in her life, which have helped her in penning her thoughts.
Megha is an avid reader, loves to sing, an ardent lover of poetry, and sometimes can scribble a few lines too. She used to work in the IT field for almost a decade as a manager. During that busy schedule, she never got the time to express her thoughts creatively. But, now, it fills her with so much happiness and excitement to share poetry with the world through her blog, Megha World.
The blog owner, Guy Farmer, started this site because he understands how hard it is to get one’s work noticed, and he wanted to allow talented poets to be published online. His goal is to have this website be an inclusive, friendly place where poets can submit, read, and comment on poetry.
His writing is usually about original contemporary Poetry about the human condition. Guy Farmer initially started this site to share his poetry with the world. However, it has gradually grown into a forum where thoughtful poets worldwide can showcase their work.
Michael Karl Ritchie is a retired Professor of English at Arkansas Tech University. He has had three small press chapbook publications [Closing Down The Hearth, O-2 Press 1983; For Those In The Know, Caterpillar Press 1976; Night Blindness, La Huerta Press 1976] and work published in various small press magazines, including Gihon River Review, The Salt River Review, Nebula, The Mississippi Review, Margie, OR Panthology – Ocellus Reseau, The Red Earth Review, and The Arkansas Literary Forum.
SPACESHIP involves collaboration with Blog-designer and artist Michelle McKinney, who often selects images and videos in reaction to poems written by Michael Karl (Ritchie). However, at times, Dr. Mike also picks images and You-Tube Videos to upload. Consequently, authorship is being undermined in this collaboration across gender, race, and age. McKinney refers to these pieces as “poetic Jenga.”
Nichole Nichole deals with day to day reality through poetry and self-expression. Her writing will motivate you, inspire you, and make you think. Her writing will make you laugh, cry, get mad, and also feel good where you can relate to something.
Nichole Nichole enjoys writing poetry and short stories, mainly inspired by a love for nature and an appreciation of the value and preciousness of life. To see what she’s been up to, browse her site, learn about her passion, and explore her writing. She writes about day to day Reality either through poems, short rants, or self-expression writing! Nichole Nichole updates her blog once a week!
C.M. Rivers grew up reading books to the sound of rain on the roof in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. He’s the author of the poetry collection How To Carry Soup (Homebound Publications 2020). His poetry has appeared in literary magazines and journals across the United States and in England and has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize.
He is a student of practices: writing, cooking, and yoga. Inspired by the confluence of surprising revelation with the seemingly mundane, his poetry has appeared in various literary magazines and online journals, and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. He is surrounded by stacks of manuscripts poetry, fiction, children’s stories, and essays.
Daryush Acharya writes the contents on this blog. He is an entrepreneur and lover of short poems known by several names like a short poem, micro poem, monostich poem, and many more.
This blog is all about short poems, from love to heartbreak, from gothic to paranormal. Poems are written in-short and categorized by Dark Poem, Romance, Philosophy, and many more. The poems in this blog will make sense to the reader in their understanding, as it will vary from people to people. That’s what makes short poems exceptionally special.
JotNrot is a blog to publish some rhymes, words, and the occasional short snapshot or story to express intentions that missed their mark or couldn’t find another outlet.
The blog is a collection of poems about many different things, love, hate, good and bad, politics, mental health, society, war emotion, and personal trauma. All words and images, unless otherwise stated, are original works by the author of this blog.
How to Get Started with Your Own Poetry Blog
Whether you’re a writer, a literary critic, or a publisher, you’ll be able to reap many benefits from having your own blog. However, it is essential to have a good strategy to dodge avoidable first-time blogger mistakes.
So, what do you need to do? Here’s a quick guide.
First, choose a domain name. It can be poetry related or it can also be something that defines you. You may also be able to find inspiration from your favorite book, favorite author, or even your best poem.
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