Poetry Links

A Poetry Calendar

Because I have a hard time keeping up with all the poetry sites out there, I created this page to help me stay organized. (But if it helps you too, then so much the better.)


Brenda, at The Sunday Whirl, will give you a wordle with a dozen words to inspire you – always fun!

Do you have a poem you’d like to share? Go to The Poetry Pantry at Poets United.


There’s a new prompt at dVerse

“You fail only if you stop writing.” – Ray Bradbury


Every Tuesday, there’s Poetics at dVerse

And there’s The Tuesday Platform in the imaginary garden with real toads


Robert Lee Brewer posts a prompt idea at Poetic Asides.

Or see what the Midweek Motif at Poets United is.

Words are mostly here on Wednesday for posting on Sunday’s Whirligig.


There’s Wordy Thursday with Wild Woman which you will find in the imaginary garden with real toads

“A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.” – Vladimir Nabokov


At Poetic Asides: Poetic Form Fridays

“The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday.” – David Schlosser


There’s a new prompt at imaginary garden with real toads

“It’s not the fear of writing that blocks people, it’s the fear of not writing well; something quite different.” – Scott Berkun


A good place to start: 30 ways to celebrate national poetry month

Poetic Asides – the Poem-a-Day (PAD) Challenge


Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog – The Music In It

There are also prompts at PoetrySuperHighway

Poets & Writers Poetry Challenge – from a previous year, but still interesting

Quickly’s Winter Doldrums – courtesy of Miz Quickly


American Life in Poetry provides a free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems.

Big Tent Poetry is no longer active, but you can find a lot of great information that is archived there. Check out their Poetry Toys page.

Found Poetry Review is no longer active, but there are prompts on their blog and poems to read.

The Haiku Foundation

Not Without Poetry was a site active during National Poetry Month in 2011, with a prompt for every day of April.

One Stop Poetry – for poets, writers, and artists

Poetry Foundation

Poets.org – from the Academy of American Poets

Poets & Writers

Poets United – A community for poets who blog

Writer’s Island is also no longer active, but you can still find links to some fine poems.

[posted Friday, June 10, 2011 – last updated Wednesday, May 1, 2019]

3 thoughts on “Poetry Links

    • Pearl, I’m glad you like these links and my blog. It’s amazing what one can do in such a short time with this technology. Maybe it’s because I’m a Gemini, having two blogs (mirrors of each other) works for me.



  1. Thanks for the links…lovely blog…I am still thinking about moving over…my blog is the same as it was when I created it on about an hour ” just for now” years ago… ( mhmmm and it looks it!)


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