'A Poetry Free-for-all'

Wide range of open forums where experienced and aspiring poets may submit their poetry for critical commentary and discussion.

Aha Poetry

Post your poems and get instant poetry gratification with Ann Cantelow's Interactive Poetry Invention. Find books and magazines on, about, or of poetry. Advertise your book or books.


Where poetry-lovers practice poetry. Poetry forums.

Allexperts Poetry Q&A

Veteran poets answer your detailed one-on-one questions about writing poetry for free.

Ariadne’s Poetry Web

The craft of poetry creation (particularly through leverage and adaptation of classical forms and techniques) and how to find poetry publisher. Free exercises and tutorials.

BellaOnline: Poetry

Articles, links and discussion about writing and enjoying poetry.

Canadian Poetry Association

Maintains the Literary Listserv@, Participoet Listserv@, contests, anthologies, Poetry CDs, National Chapters.

Canadian Poetry Association Resource Center

Supporting poetry, maintains the Literary Listserv, Participoet Listserv, contests, anthologies, Poetry CDs, and National Chapters.

Door to Door Poetry Project

This site brings together community involvement, writing, and education.

Drowning Man

Directory of literary publications, from small presses up to the most famous with an emphasis on poetry links. Most pages contain submission guidelines and some contain additional links.

Eratosphere Poetry Online Workshops

Online workshops, poetry forums and message boards for the post and critique of poetry at Able Muse.

The Falcon's Pen: On Writing Poetry

A site on the craft of writing poetry and getting it published. Site consists of: Articles, publishers, free writing software,resources, forum, and chat

For Poets and Readers of Poetry

Articles on poetry for those who love to read or write poetry, but who feel intimidated by the technical aspects of the genre.

The Garret Poets Workshop

The GPW is a Dallas poetry workshop sponsored by the Writers Garret. Look for 'Advice for Beginning Poets'.

Hangtide Poetry Resources

Directory of online resources for poetry writers and publishers.

Instant Muse Poetry Generator

This free writing prompt utility generates a first line of poetry at random, from which you can build a complete poem.

League of Canadian Poets

Canada's national organization serving professionally published and practising poets.

Louie Crew's Poetry Markets

Ongoing announcements of calls for manuscripts.

Moontown Cafe

Features contests, forums, ratings and resources.

National Poetry Month

Glossary of poetry terms, biographies of notable poets, poetry for the seasons, poetry awards.

Online Poetry Publishers

Lists email contacts for poetry publishers and indicates whether they are willing to receive manuscripts submitted electronically.

Pathetic Poetry Society

Forums, contests and other resources for poets in this online community.

Performance Poetry

A place to explore the work, ideas, and issues relevant to the art of performance poetry. Poetry and writing news and discussions.

Personal Poetry at

Archive of articles by Alice C. Bateman. Traditional rhyming and metered poetry. Resources for writers. Poetry Resources

Provides a series of articles for poets to learn about the art and craft of poetry.

Poem Page Maker

Provides background, coding, and layout for poems. Users can cut and paste poetry to create the code for web pages.

POEMATA Magazine

Magazine of the Canadian Poetry Association. Features articles, news, and poetry by members, markets and contests.

Poetic Landscapes

A community for those who sincerely love poetry, with poetry forums, links, resources, tools, workshops, and challenges. Poems submissions.

Poetic Minds

A place where poets and poetry readers can go to both read my poetry and get poetic resources such as rhyming dictionaries, thesauri, online dictionaries, publishing information, and contests.

Poetic Muses

Online help for all writers, with emphasis on poets.


Competitions, contest announcements, and new zine issues abound from Kay Day at

Poetry 201: Digging Deeper into the Poetic Toolbox

Focuses on the craft of poetry: line breaks, stanza breaks, voice, persona, diction, syntax, and revision. Taught by poet Scott Wiggerman, the course employs a combination of lessons, assignments, and workshopping.

The Poetry Circle

The Poetry Circle is a place for poets and poetry lovers alike. A live chat room, events, contest pages.

Poetry Daily

Poetry news, links, and other resources on this not-for-profit site.

Poetry Express

An interactive site featuring activities and advice for making, sharing, revising, and editing poems. Highlights include e-muse, a poetry generator, and 15 poems you can write now.


International digest of world poetry. Features contest listings and discussions for poetry writers.

Poetry Magic

Guide to the writing, theory and appreciation of poetry.

Poetry Power

Tips for poetry writing and publishing. Free software for poets.

The Poetry Resource

A comprehensive resource for poets and lovers of poetry with poems by the webmaster, Patrick Martin.

The Poetry Society

UK Poetry Society.


Archive of critical essays, discussion threads for critting poems, and contest and calls for submission announcements.

Poetry Super Highway

A major resource for online poets and writers featuring hundreds of categorized links to poetry/writing related websites as well as two new featured poets online each week. All past poets archived online. A poetry chat room. Contests. Poetry Classifieds, and a bookstore.

Poetry Talk

A forum for exchange. Read poems, post some poems. Tips and information for when your well runs dry.

Poetry Therapy

The act of writing and reading poetry creates a sacred space in which we can grieve, heal, rejoice, play, rest, plan, reconsider. Archive of articles.

Poetry Today Online

Poetry news, links, contests and other resources.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Daily publishing of submitted poems, weekly live poetry workshops, and poem of the day.

The Poets Nook

A site dedicated to the art of poetry. Writer's resources section including workshops, indexes of ezines, publishers world-wide, poetry submission sites, copyright information, writers beware.

Poets Online

A site of poetry inspiration with a biweekly writing prompt, model poem, and the opportunity to submit your response for possible posting in the extensive poetry archives.

The Poets' Place

An active community center for poets, poetry discussion and poetic forms. Created by Susan Katz.

Featuring writers workshop, news and articles, discussion forums, events, competitions, interviews, and reviews.

Publishing Poets

A place where published poets can meet and discuss topics that affect their writing life: online vs. print publication, zine reviews, publication pointers, copyright, good/bad publication experiences, and paying markets.


Essay offers beginner tips for crafting romantic poetry.

The Scroll

A community of authors of poetry and prose, dedicated the freedom of art in the pursuit of passion, brilliance, and insanity.

SoYouWanna Publish your Poetry

The process of publishing your poems, from finding the appropriate venue to signing the appropriate releases.

Sundance Creativity Guide for Poets

Dedicated to new and aspiring poets. This site will help find publishers, contests and workshops on the web, and points to the best Usenet groups, books and magazines for poets.

Taverner's Koans

A poetry resource for poets of all experience levels, including writing exercises, essay on poetics, profiles on underrated poets, a free critique workshop, and a poetry zine.

TheCriticalPoet's Poetry Forum

Peer critiquing in several forums, suitable for poets of all levels of experience. IBPC member.

Toolkit for Poets

Links to sites specially selected to be useful to the practicing poet who wishes to write well and be published.


An online newsletter which encourages poets to: do the writing, send it out and be an active part of the poetry community.

World Congress of Poets Sydney 2001

The XXI World Congress of Poets will be held in Sydney in 2001. Featuring the many voices of Australian poetry with poets from around the world.

Writers Write Poetry

Online poetry resource with chat, message boards, links to poetry resources, poetry literature and poetry books.

Writing Poetry

Article about how to rhyme your thoughts and feelings as poems.

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