This list of 22 poem hacks by featured blogger Carmen Giménez Smith on the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog gives lots of great ideas to help revise poems when you get stuck. Ideas like: dropping the first stanza, identifying the best line to make sure the rest hold up, […]
Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and advocate for the literary arts. You can find her online at SelfishPoet.com 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; her third chapbook Footnote was published by Lithic Press in 2017. Hopkinson will happily answer to labels such as atheist, feminist, and empty nester; and enjoys traveling, live music, wine-tasting, and craft beer.
Auroras & Blossoms is a new electronic poetry journal. They are family friendly, publishing “positive poetry / content. Positive as in stimulating, optimistic, confident, uplifting, inspirational.” They accept work from adult writers/poets and teen poets (13 – 16). You can subscribe to their PDF issues and support their publishing […]
Regardless of whether or not you have acquired a formal education that included poetry, poetry exercises and workshops with other poets can be invaluable in finding new approaches, discovering new poets, and honing your craft. Below is a list of poetry workshops that are free online. If you […]
UPDATED 11/10/2019 The article “What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?” on Writer’s Relief does a great job explaining all the nuances of determining if your work should be considered previously published. For example, is the original publisher still online? Is the issue out of print? Do blogs and social […]
How often do you read a poem and feel like it could have been a metal song? Well there are a few poems which became famous metal songs. Just imagine the creativity of the maker. Changing a poem into a metal song is a difficult task to do. Adding heavy music […]
Can’t remember the specific word you’re looking for but you know it exists? Need a synonym, origins of a word, a visual map of words, definitions, modern slang, etc.? Here’s a list of all the coolest online word tools. If I missed something, please share other sources you […]
The literary magazines/journals listed below all offer some form of prize/payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, take online submissions, and have submission deadlines in November 2019. This list focuses on poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. The listings are in order of […]