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.
Found Poetry Review is no longer active, but there are prompts on their blog and poems to read.
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
Poets.org – from the Academy of American Poets
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Writer’s Island is also no longer active, but you can still find links to some fine poems.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]