Members are welcome to recommend their favourite poetry websites.
Meanwhile I’ll start with a few of my recommendations.
The Poetry Society’s website is always worth visiting: http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/
At The Poetry Archive you can hear recordings of poets reading their work: http://www.poetryarchive.org/
Try Poetry PF http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/ for events, competitions, and to read sample poems by dozens of living poets.
The Poetry library’s website http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/ is a huge storehouse of information.
Poetry Space http://www.poetryspace.co.uk/ publishes individual collections and anthologies,organises an annual competition and provides writing workshops and editing services.
Helena Nelson’s “Unsuitable Blog” at Happenstance Press http://www.happenstancepress.com is always a good read.
Poetry – whatever it may be – will survive. It doesn’t need business models. It thrives on opposition. It doesn’t need to be useful or justified. It’s a parasite. It will live off whatever opportunities present themselves, mercilessly and with ingenuity. And the individual parasite (among whose community I number myself) is important only to herself.
As Stevie Smith said, “The poet is not an important fellow. There will always be another poet.”
– Helena Nelson, blog post 26 May 2013.
A great many more are conveniently listed here, on Anthony Wilson’s blog.
Dave Bonta’s blog “Via Negativa” http://www.vianegativa.us is a treat I look forward to every day. I can’t imagine how he finds time for it. Sometimes I lose myself for hours exploring the archives. He and his guest contributor Luisa Igloria are fine and prolific writers and very generously share their work on-line.
Star 82 Review is a wonderful journal of writing and images. The editor, the multi-talented Alisa Golden, accepts submissions under a number of headings. Response is quick, normally under a week. The “Submissions” page has links to some very good advice posted on her blog.
Now for some websites that publish poetry on-line:
The Stare’s Nest was recommended by Rachael.
Poems in Which was recommended by Pamela.
Hedgerow was recommended by Jo.
Nutshells and Nuggets was recommended by several people.